Thursday, August 4, 2005

You know you're a Lutheran if . . .


Serious support-raising mania has begun. Tonight I really needed a diversion from it, so I came up with the following based upon my own wonderful heritage:

You know you're Lutheran if…

1. … you celebrate both your natural birthday and your baptismal birthday.

2. … the only things the woman of the household can make are Jell-O, casseroles, bratwurst, or lutefisk.

3. … you own Lederhosen.

4. … you've got your Bible in one hand and a beer in the other.

5. … your children are named Martin, Philip, and Katherine.

6. … you believe the real problem with the local courthouse is not that there isn't a monument to the Ten Commandments, but that there isn't an equally prominent monument to the Gospel on the other end of the building.

7. … you end all of your stories with "This is most certainly true."

8. … you receive roses from your boyfriend/husband but complain that they're not white with red hearts in the center.

9. … you live in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

10. … you know what the words Bier, Scheisse, and Schnitzelbank mean.

11. … instead of trick-or-treating on October 31, you nail complaints against your neighbor onto his front door.

Sola gratia. Sola fide. Sola Scriptura.

1 comment:

Ryan P.T. said...

Brilliant.

May I add, you cry heresy anytime anyone talks about doing anything, lest we fall into the clutches of legalism. And along those lines, you believe that we never move past grace. Hallelujah.

I'm praying for you (and the rest of your team). Lord have mercy, we're all in this together. He is faithful, and he will do it.