The Ministry of Reconciliation

It’s not often that Elvis Presley comes to your church. Even less often does Elvis share the gospel with you.

But that was our rare privilege on Sunday. Well, not really Elvis. Everyone knows Elvis has left the building. But we did have Elvis-impersonator Mark Borg join us with his wife Gina by Zoom. It may be nearly as rare to have an Elvis-impersonator share the gospel with you.

What a strange job for anyone outside of Las Vegas or the cabaret circuit. But Mark and Gina lead a church in Malta. Elvis is just Mark’s side job.

As they shared their testimonies and the word of God with us, it became clear that Mark’s unusual career choice also provides a unique opening into Malta. For the Maltese are – apparently – obsessed with Elvis, almost to the point of worship.

Which reminds me of something the apostle Paul once wrote…

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