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What it means to be truly Lutheran

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Prof. Joel Otto wrote a 12-part series in 2017 titled "What it means to be truly Lutheran." Take a look at the topics and see which ones might pique your interest. Here are a few to consider:

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Please explain: What does it mean that “many are invited, but few are chosen”?

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About two-thirds. That is what I tell a couple as they are planning their wedding. About two-thirds of the people they invite will actually come. That is how we usually say it, right? When we invite people to a wedding, party, or other event, they RSVP either yes or no. . . .

Let them be little

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Years ago, there was a country song called “Let Them Be Little” by Billy Dean and Richie McDonald. It was a tender song all about the sweetness and briefness of childhood with a refrain that chimed, “Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle, let them sleep in the middle.” Somehow . . .

Human evangelism

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Human evangelism. The point is not evangelizing humans but how to evangelize humans in a human way. If you pay attention to how Jesus connected with people in the gospels, you will see incredible examples of human evangelism. Jesus was on his last . . .

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