Friday, August 21, 2009

A wrathful, windy, God

Behold God’s message to Central Lutheran Church, and Lutherans generally:

central lutheran steeple

What does the message mean, Spotty?

According to a Baptist preacher in town, it means this:

The tornado in Minneapolis was a gentle but firm warning to the ELCA [meeting this week at the Convention Center to consider the ordination of gay clergy] and all of us: Turn from the approval of sin. Turn from the promotion of behaviors that lead to destruction. Reaffirm the great Lutheran heritage of allegiance to the truth and authority of Scripture. Turn back from distorting the grace of God into sensuality. Rejoice in the pardon of the cross of Christ and its power to transform left and right wing sinners.

This is the God of miracles, who can help you find your car keys and turn the letter confirming your cancer diagnosis into good news right in the envelope, just by praying for help.

A thump of the tail to Andy Birkey.

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