Michael Cooper-White

Cooper-White

Students of American Lutheran church history learn that immigrants from Denmark clustered in two groups, the happy and sad or gloomy Danes.

The happy Danes allowed that things like dancing, card playing, and some other worldly pleasures were not against the Bible’s teachings. The more pious and austere gloomy Danes believed the opposite.

An Adams County resident who also lives part-time in New York City, Cooper-White is President Emeritus of United Lutheran Seminary and Director of Lutheran Formation at Union Theological Seminary. The opinions expressed in these columns are his own.

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