Sunday, July 4, 2010

Who's Lutheran?

I had a little bit of time before Church this morning, and flipping through the channels I saw an Dana Carvey stand-up special. Now, Dana Carvey is one of those famous "Lutherans". You can find the lists - famous people who are Lutheran. There's even a song.

Except, most of them just tend to have been raised Lutheran and have nothing to do with it anymore.

Now, this isn't going to be a rant on Celebrities, or even the folks who rejoice over the fact that Bruce Willis knows what the Catechism is (even though apparently he no longer believes) - put rather this. A big list of "Lutherans" - most of all who could care less anymore.

But is this any different than the people we know. How many of us know people who are Lutheran, but haven't darkened the door of the Church in years?

Our faith is not a thing of the past - it is a thing of the present. It is about what you believe and how it shapes your life now.

1 comment:

Rev. Josh Sullivan said...

My favorite is people who ask to commune at Holy Cross. When asked if they are members of our fellowship they reply, "I was baptized in a Missouri synod church." The pastor asks, "how long ago was that?" The person replies, "45 years ago."

And I always though Dana Carvey's "church lady" reminded me of a Lutheran sunday school teacher I had as a child. That explains it.