Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lent Day 8:A tale of two Lutherans.

One place I often see God, is in the humor of every day life. Not only does a little humor make everyone laugh, it also gives a little perspective on how absurd our own preconceptions and arguments can be.

Last night, we some of us at Christ the King held the first of our discussions centered around the book Baptized We Live: Lutheranism as a Way of Life, by Daniel Erlander. This is a short book, with a lot of illustrations and different fonts and yet it offers one of the best summations I've ever seen of not only what it means to be Lutheran, but what it means to be follower of Christ. Rather than try to define Lutheranism, the book talks about what and how Lutherans hear, see, teach, and follow.

To intro the discussion, I showed this clip from Cheers, which unfortunately has represented how Lutherans and Christians sometimes treat each other. And, it's really funny. So remember that God probably hasn't given you the answer to all of life's problems, but has given you something to laugh about.

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