I’m a failure. A massive failure.
I’ve failed so many times at so many things I don’t even remember all of them.
But here I am, trying one more time. This is probably the fifth blog I’ve created. The rest are defunct and deleted.
But I still have something to say. Everybody has something to say. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t say it.
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door at Wittenberg, he wasn’t the first one to speak out against the abuses of the Church. I’m no Martin Luther, but I make a great sidekick. An Armchair Lutheran, if you will.
As an Armchair Lutheran I believe there are three purposes for speaking out: to admonish, to educate, and to encourage. Not always in that order and not exclusively of each other. Admonishment without education and encouragement is just complaining. Education with action is just lecturing. Encouragement without understanding risk, or context, is just annoying.
The purpose for Armchair Lutheran isn’t to second guess others, but to keep asking the question; What does this mean?
Theology. What does it mean for daily living?
Culture. What does it mean for theology?
Religion. What does it mean for living and theology?
Reading. What are others saying?
Writing. What am I saying?
And Politics? What does it mean for rational people?
I’m not always right and I’m not always wrong, but I’ll say both at the same volume until someone armchair’s me.
Here I sit because I can’t type standing up.