Let’s make one thing clear here: what I am promoting is not “Christian lawyers,” “Christian journalists,” “Christian this,” “Christian politicians.” ... This is not Lutheran. What I want is--you have to be very precise, very nitpicking--I want Christians in the legal profession, Christians in journalism, and not to push, not to evangelize in their offices, or on the workbench; but to be so Lutheran that they understand that when they work as lawyers or journalists or whatever it is--or you as a mother--you do so serving your neighbor...
Right now, the work of each and every one of us as Lutherans is not (unless you are a pastor) to, from your workbench, evangelize. You will find, though, that if you have this Lutheran ethos that I have been talking about, people will ask you what it is that drives you as a Christian in motherhood, as a Christian in running a corporation. Then of course, feel free to evangelize!
Essays, opinions, and works-in-progress by a conservative Lutheran pastor.
- Name: Joe Fremer
- Location: West Michigan, United States
In order of importance, I am a: Husband, father, pastor, hobby programmer, writer.
Thoughts are but coins. Let me not trust instead
Of Thee, their thin-worn image of Thy head.
--C.S.Lewis, The Apologist's Evening Prayer