The Reverend Rob Lee received a Masters in Theological Studies from Duke University Divinity School in 2017. Rob is featured in the Statesville Record and Landmark as a columnist in the faith section. He has also appeared in NPR’s Weekend Edition, The State of Things, The View, MTV’s Video Music Awards, Ministry Matters, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. He lives in Statesville with his wife, Stephanie, and their poodles named Frank and Lizzie. Rob is also author of the memoir A Sin By Any Other Name (Convergent, 2019).
First, what is a stained-glass millennial?
A stained-glass millennial is someone who has decided to invest their life in some way within the institutional church. We hear so many stories of institutional decline and financial woes within the church, and it’s important to listen to those tales, but those tales also aren’t the fullness of who God is and what God is doing within the life of the institutional church.
Eugene Peterson said that every preacher preaches one sermon, that preachers drive home one message consistently throughout their ministry. If this book is any indication of what my one sermon is, it’s that God is not done with us yet. God has not brought us this far to leave us here alone, and stained-glass millennials are a testament to that.