May 8, 2013

Some of the worst "Lutheran" sermons I've ever heard....

Seriously. And this is from a denomination that is supposed to be theologically more conservative than the ELCA.

Is Jesus ever mentioned except "in Jesus name" at the end of the prayer?

http://www.stjohnsfreelutheran.com/downloads.html

Names of God 5: El Roi
October 10, 2010

Names of God 6: Adonai Ro-i
October 17,  2010

Names of God 7: Adonai Tsebaot
October 24, 2010

Names of God 8: El Elyon
October 31, 2010

Truly bad stuff.  At least the last one gets to the gospel because he's talking to kids and focusing on Reformation Sunday.  But he still says the first thing to remember is go shine God's light to the world.  And the SECOND thing is that God has given this to us as a gift.  In the context of the regular omission of the gospel and the name of Jesus, it'd be hard to remember the gospel from week to week.

It's hard even to know where to begin.  It makes me fear for the future of the AFLC. How do these guys get approved to serve a congregation? How do they get passing grades in seminary? Zeal shouldn't be the primary qualification for ordination.

I sure hope he's improved in 2.5 years.  But I'm not optimistic.

Anyway, just had to share. As usual, you're welcome.