Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Kiihnworld: For what will you take to the streets in protest?
Kiihnworld: Breaking news: Riots in Decorah This post made me laugh, then it made me irritated. The way its author mentions Midwest towns as being near to each other when they are hundreds and hundreds of miles apart is hilarious. The notion that Lutheran women would be willing to protest over Lutefisk struck a raw nerve with me, though. The sad, shameful legacy of the old American Lutheran Church is such that, in today's world, Lutherans are most commonly associated with being mild-mannered and lutefisk-eating rather than for being the Evangelical church that they were for 500 years. Likewise, the term evangelical is misused to mean people who believe that the only true Christian is the one who claimed Christ for his or her own rather than one who lives each day in humble gratitude for the One who did the claiming. Being evangelical truly means to proclaim what God did through the atoning sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. I know, I know...I'm always turning little things into deep things. Can't help it and don't want to help it. FDN and I will protest in the streets to reclaim the term Evangelical for the church of the unaltered Augsburg Confession.