“I, at the ripe old age of 50-something, found out what it really meant to be free in Christ. ... I don’t have to earn anything. I don’t have to win God’s love.”
Eventually, she was accepted to Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, graduating after four years on Mother’s Day this year. She was ordained Sept. 23.
Her daughter also is studying at Wartburg and will graduate next year.
Bishop Girlinghouse recommended Robinson to Ascension Lutheran, and the all-white congregation voted in September to accept her as pastor. She started there Oct. 8.
“Our goal is not to present the Lutheran tradition,” she said. “We want you to know and rejoice with us that God has done something wonderful and that you have nothing to do but to enter in and participate in that.”
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com