Saturday, August 28, 2010

shamed & inspired

This guy shamed me. Made me feel small and not all that Lutheran, err I mean Loofrin. I mean "Loofrin" has been my screen name and internet identity since, I don't know when... 1996? Its an amazing video.

The video discusses the The Book of Concord and why not only is it important to Lutherans, but why it should be important to all protestants (and maybe Catholics, as well). The Book of Concord (Boc) is a statement of Faith. It is the statement of Faith by the Lutheran Church. It is, as far as I'm concerned the second most important book in any Lutheran's library, or at least it should be.

I'm guilty of something. My BoCs (I have three different versions: this one, this one, and this one (except mine is a 1st ed, with errata sheet in the back). It doesn't matter which edition it is. They all have sat on my desk and literally collected dust. That above video kicked my ass and got me to get back into the BoC.

I've toted one of them to work with me (with my Bible so I can continue my 'cross-referencing project" I started about ten years ago)and I've started leaving another one in a particular room of the house that I know will give me an opportunity to read for a few minutes every now and again *ahem*.

So thank you Rev Fisk for the butt kick that i so desperately needed. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep this going. I've learned a lot already.