Legend has it that when he was asked to preach in chapel at Luther Seminary years and years ago, Prof. Gerhard Forde walked to the podium with a thick file folder, dropped it loudly on the surface and told his hearers, "These are all the letters I've received as a pastor and teacher over the years. I just want you to know what being faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ might get you."
It's Reformation Sunday this week in Protestant circles, which for us
Lutherans means we're into the season of questioning the benefit of the
thing. One particularly well-stated article was posted by Clint Schnekloth at LivingLutheran.com:
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