The Rev. Brian Konkol is an ordained pastor with the ELCA and serves as a Country Coordinator for the South Africa-based Young Adults in Global Mission program.
 One of the central debates facing Christianity from its onset surrounded essential requirements for acceptance into the community of believers. More specifically, some wondered whether or not particular ethnic heritage or cultural traditions were mandatory, whereas others considered various beliefs and behaviors surrounding food and other existing customs. As the small number of Jesus’ […]