The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor
Let's swap paint in the name of mercy. My drafting is a witness to the triune God. Yeehaw. I'd like to thank my sponsors LSB and Gatorade, Almy, Goodyear, Ecclesia racing suits, Prestone Anti-freeze, and Gaspard!
If I were Harrison I'd hop in that car and bug out of St.Louis as fast as possible. He needs to put his pedal to the metal now.
President Harrison is going to needa sense of humor to survive as theCEO of LCMS. This is the reason hea video on his blog of ArethaFranklin singing "JOY to the World".
If the synod provides him the company car, I'm surprised it's not purple to match the palace. Let's also hope he wears a crash helmet and nomex suit to withstand the collisions and heat. I'll bet he can't wait to see the checkered flag. If Harrison is the driver of this car, he also needs to remember that it only goes in circles.
Is Harrison good at fixing flat tires? Look at the tires. They are all flat. And, I'm not even sure the engine is running. Nice for show, though. Old 78 looks good but can she win the race? Only time will tell.
Those LCMS cars need an engine overhaul. They have been damaged by using two different kinds of fuel. Or, do they represent the two major divisions in the LCMS?
I am waiting for the Lutherans Come Home website:http://www.catholicscomehome.org/Good question, anonymous. Which LCMS theology should the Synod promote. Which race car is the Willow Creek clown car? Which car is the Confessional car? Or will they race both cars against each other in the same race?Regards,Cafeteria Lutheran
Cafeteria Lutheran,Nahhhhhh......Those are two fancy stock cars. Let's pop some corn and continue to watch the the Willow Creek car bash, smash, and crash into the Confessional car.What fun!
If you really knew Bill Hybels, thenyou would know that he races Yachtson Lake Michigan every August.
Those two LCMS cars are in a demolition derby currently and pretty beat up. Let's see which one is left running. Fire up your engines and fight the good fight of faith, contending for the faith. In the end, only the pure doctrine of Jesus will remain.
I remember watching Bill Hybels lecture about Christian Sacrifice while standing on his yacht. Buuuuuuuwaaaahahaha! That segment can be found in the Whisper video series. True story. http://bit.ly/tyAAhLStill, it would be interesting to see what the S.S. LCMS would look like.
The S.S. LCMS is not one ship. It is like a bunch of vessels in a harbor. Take your pick. That's the problem. No doctrinal unity. No liturgical unity. No Confessional unity.
Yes, some are floating, some are sinking, some are on the bottom, some are fighting pirates, some are underway, some are anchored, some are cruise ships, some are battleships, and a lot are a little dinghy.
The Purple Palace is the HMS Titanic. Contemporary Worship is the Carnival Cruise Lines. Confessional Lutherans are the Hospital Ships, Landing Craft, and Battleships. They fight the good fight and truly care for souls with sound medicine.
Missouri is not nearly in as bad a shape as you think. Look around you. Look at the number of confessional blogs like this one. Look at the followers. Look at the stuff coming out of that "Purple Palace". Some of you whiners need to look at things more hopefully or else run as fast as you can away from Missouri and find yourself a church body which is as publicly committed to the confessions, as active in mission and mercy work, as powerful a source of good and effective books, music, and materials (ala CPH), and as committed to the conversation that will restore some of that fractured unity.
USS Missouri is not in good shape or bad shape. It's divided and united all at once. And that's the way it is.
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