Lutheranism will always fail in the court of public opinion. It will never be popular or fashionable because the world will never be okay with truth and right.
The culture is scared. Petrified, actually. It fears being contested because it knows that its very foundations, its fundamental premises, will crumble with a Word.
It has no standing, no ground.
So, instead of letting the world and all its craziness, which cowers even as it feigns defiance, dictate what we confess, Lutherans, let’s rock it out.
Let’s be confident in our confession, in abiding eagerly in our Baptisms, in reveling in a liturgy comprised of our Lord’s own Words, in desiring the Holy Communion for our forgiveness like a sick patient begs for the ER, in living in and by our Lord’s grace with a peace that blows our minds.
Let’s be bold, remembering that it is Christ who gives us our confidence, that we are redeemed by Him, that He has declared us holy and perfect, that we have nothing to fear except . . . nothing.
Lutheranism will always fail in the court of public opinion. But we knew that already.
So, c’mon, Lutherans. Rock it out.