Der Lor has held ministry and worship leadership roles at two large churches in Wisconsin. As a pastor and theologian, Der loves learning about the contextual nature of theology and its implications for God’s ethnically diverse people. As a worship leader, Der loves ushering God’s diverse people together in Christ and pointing them back to their Creator as a new humanity. Der has spoken at conferences on topics relating to multi-ethnic ministry, musical worship, and racial/ethnic identity and Christian faith. Der is married to Alice. They have a daughter, Penny, with another baby on the way. Der holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
In this message, he draws from Paul’s teaching on the Cross as ‘foolishness to the Greek’ and a ‘stumbling block to Jews’ in First Corinthians chapter 1, to engage in an exploration of marginality and liminality for people of minority ethnic groups in the United States.