Author: William E. Lesher

The Church in Socially Turbulent Times: The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s from the Perspective of an Urban Pastor

[1] As I reflect on it from the vantage point of forty years, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in not so sleepy Selma, Alabama marked a decisive turning point in my ministry. I arrived at my second congregation, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Logan Square, Chicago, one of nine congregations in the newly formed Northwest Lutheran […]