Since August, 2009, abtrenewal.wordpress.com (or the What if? Blog) has been a place to get us thinking about renewal and new ways of ministry and thinking in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Alberta and the Territories Synod. We have almost 150 posts from several contributors and almost 25,000 hits on our little blog. We’d like to continue creatively push the envelope by sharing thoughtful, Christ-centered vision and innovation – ideas or reflections that move us in healthy and vibrant directions. How do we move past broken systems? How do we instill hope for tomorrow? How the does the living Gospel of Jesus change our whole perspective and move us into open spaces? If you would like to contribute to the conversation, please send your mini-articles to Preston Pouteaux (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll post your thoughts.
Like Luther we want to turn hearts towards Christ. This blog, we hope, will encourage us to live that out. Unlike Luther, who faced tremendous push-back, our Bishop is quite pleased to hear of new ideas for faithful ministry. So what is yours?