Friday, February 2, 2007

Why Lutheran?

"We are Lutherans for the same reason we are Christians"

by Rev. Edward Brockwell
Jyväskylä, Finland

Last summer, a friend and former classmate of mine, asked if we could get together to talk. He had some questions about the Christian faith. It goes without saying that, it is not every day when someone will ask, "What do Christians believe?" or even, "Why are you a Christian?" I think of the verse from 1 Peter that reminds us to "always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15). Actually, when you think about it, "Why are you a Christian?" is one of the most important questions that any of us could ever be asked. Suddenly, and at that very moment, every word that we say becomes a matter of eternal life. . . .

For the rest of this intriguing paper by my good friend and colleague, please go to

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