Sweet! A Lutheran For Seven Years!
I had my first communion with my fellow Lutherans at Grace Ev. Lutheran, in McPherson, KS, on that day. At that time, Kung Fu Master Jeff Williams, throughout the course of a year, had patiently answered my many questions about Lutheranism.
Now, Kung Fu Master Dumperth shepherds there and recently hosted Kung Fu Master Wohlrabe as speaker. Remember: Wohlrabe's the one that took on Matzat (weak Kung Fu), when Matzat condoned Benke's BS (even weaker Kung Fu) at Yankee Stadium or Oprah Fest - whichever you prefer to call it. BTW, you WELS readers: you're wrong about removing your chaplains from the military services. The military needs strong men, not those that run away.
Any way, one of the things I love about being a Lutheran, is that Lutherans have a proper balance of Law and Gospel. Some non-Lutherans have just Gospel which gives you that 'touchy feely' BS - reference 'Deathstar' or 'Jesus Last'. Still other non-Lutherans have just Law which always yields a 'What Would Jesus Do' mentality - again reference 'Deathstar' or 'Jesus Last'. Then you have variations of the Law-Gospel theme that almost always end in Law. My former non-Ludderan life was Law-Gospel-Law. It always ended with Law - a life of legalism.
Looking forward to another year!