Thursday, August 7, 2008

Angry Lutheran Rule for Blogs

It's always interesting and sometimes entertaining to lurk into the minds and musings of others. Blogs have flung wide the door to thoughts that would previously have been kept tucked safely away in a paper journal and seen by very few people other than the author. Sometimes, this is good (the instantaneous sharing of valuable information and all that). Sometimes, not so much (anyone can shoot off his/her mouth and sound authoritative without necessarily having any clue what he/she is writing about). Example: Hypothetically, one could start an official blog for the LSSHP-Lutheran Synod of St. Huldah the Prophetess, and sound like something of an authority figure, even if the synod only consists of yourself and your cousin in WI who was kicked out of the CLC for praying WITH WELS members. (Mark and Avoid, people, MARK AND AVOID!)

It's to stem the tide of the latter flow of information that we suggest the Angry Lutheran Rule for Blogs. It's simple:


To state the obvious, qualified reading must be on the subject on which you choose to blog.

Though following this rule will give us less fodder, it will make you smarter, which will make the interweb a better place.

If you are a Lutheran blogger, here's a start to your reading list (feel free to add to the list in the comments, but be warned, anything suggested which does not live up to Angry Lutheran doctrinal review will be deleted):

Book of Concord


Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys,

How about G. Forde's book "On Being a Theologian of the Cross" or some sort of title like that. Must reading. Forde reveals how thoroughly Lutheran Luther was even by the time of the Heidelberg Disputation(1518). Great stuff on the Theology of the Cross. BTW, how big is your editoral staff? How did all of you meet and plan this enterprise?

Angry Lutherans said...

Excellent suggestion!

Editorial staff? That's more high-falutin' than we usually title ourselves. I guess the answer would be four.

In answer to your last question, please see our post from March 3, 2008.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I've actually read the Book of Concord (mostly anyway, in Sunday School), But I really don't know that many Lutherans who've read that first one (sadly).