Mikhail Lennikov seeks sanctuary in First Lutheran Church

Mikhail Lennikov seeks sanctuary in First Lutheran Church

 Mikhail Lennikov, a former Russian KGB agent, seeks sanctuary in First Lutheran Church, Vancouver, B.C. The practice of sanctuary goes back at least to biblical times. Such a practice is certainly in line with the spirit of Jesus who loved and welcomed into his midst the outcasts of his day. Should sanctuary, under certain circumstances, take precedent over civil law? What are such circumstances? What do you think? Read and watch video here.

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I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

One Response to Mikhail Lennikov seeks sanctuary in First Lutheran Church

  1. Good question, Garth. In my opinion, it probably would be best to “face the music” with community. We have been counselled to give to Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar and to God that which belongs to God. Sanctuary from society is different from taking a retreat into a sacred place, a place of temenos so that the self has a chance to hear all the voices of God that speak within, voices of light and shadow.

    Thanks for visiting my page. How did you manage to find it? I hope you return there again and offer comments.

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