Lenny Duncan joins Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Lenny Duncan, a queer, Black pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is joining Pacific Lutheran The­ological Sem­i­nary as a public theologian to help de­velop a two-year certification program.

In a statement to the Century, Dun­can said he was humbled by the opportunity to help prepare people “for a world beyond the institutional church.”

“We know that world is antiracist in ethic, empowering to BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and two-spirited peoples, centers our unique hermeneutic, and is deeply rooted in mystic practices, of not just Jesus, but our own indigenous spiritualities and cultures,” he continued.