Get that slogan off of your T-shirt and
under your skin! That was Barbara Lundblad's challenge to more than
40,000 young people and adults at the 2003 ELCA Youth Gathering in
It was her final Bible study of the week,
and she wanted to make sure the theme, Ubuntu, was more than something
a spirited dome crowd shouted from bleacher seats.
"How do we
get Ubuntu off of our T-shirts and under our skin? Into our hearts? Our
hands and feet?" asked Lundblad, associate professor of preaching at
Union Seminary, New York. "We have borrowed a word that already had
meaning before we brought it to Atlanta. We don't want to go home with
it just as a slogan."
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