The injudicious comments of some mean very little to me personally — there’s nothing anyone (pastor or otherwise) is going to do to drive me away from Lutheranism; rather, I am concerned for those who are new to the faith or who are just exploring it for the first time.


You pastors who constantly attack those you perceive to be on your political Right will — soon enough — find yourselves with no allies in a hostile world, and though you will not have earned that hostility by speaking the truth, you will yet deserve it.


Admittedly, I am probably not (in debate) the nicest person you will ever meet.

However, I challenge anyone who reads this to find something I’ve said that was factually untrue — bonus points if you find something that I knew was untrue.


The Germans were not, in either war, avatars of metaphysical evil, and the same holds for the Russians (even though they fought for a brutally evil Communist regime). It is the absolute worst of jingoism that would fail, at this distance, to note the nuances.