Last night I went to Skinner’s Pub with a few friends. We talked about politics and religion – oh, and the thread count of our sheets. We had some great conversation. One of my friends (he considers himself an unbeliever) said that one of the reasons he has a lot of trouble with Christianity is the lack of logic. He said that he finds it nearly impossible to follow many Christian’s theology in a logical manner.
Last week was about the third most important week in the church, if you’re Lutheran. At the top of the list are Christmas and Easter. Last week was number three: Reformation week. It isn’t too difficult to see why it’s such an appealing week for Lutherans to celebrate. We’re named after the reformer after all.
Unfortunately we don’t seem to have much of the spirit of ol’ uncle Marty. For the last fifteen years I’ve heard sermons about the importance of congregations having a reformation attitude, but see (and hear about) congregations that struggle to change the smallest things. I hear reasons ranging from the importance of not pushing away the people already in the church to the importance of tradition.
Well, as you can see, I settled on a theme for the blog. I do still plan to design my own, but this is a great start. I also got a logo up for the site. This will all change depending on how quickly I learn the CSS and PHP required to develop my own. I will have my first real post up tomorrow. So instead of these little updates, we’ll have a decent enough topic to discuss. Thanks for everyone who’s given me input and encouragement while getting things up and running!