Friday, August 3, 2012
The stickiness of our faith and confession. . .
This graphic presents an interesting picture of the "stickiness" of our faith. To put it bluntly, of those raised in the Lutheran faith, 6 out of 10 will remain Lutheran. Now the bad news is that 4 of 10 will not but let us not minimize the good here -- better than most denominations but not as good as our Roman Catholic and Orthodox brethren. Key here is catechesis and liturgy -- as we embed the apostles doctrine (teaching) and Eucharistic life together as source and summit of our faith, we equip our people with the resources to live out that faith both now and throughout their lives.