I’m not sure if she’s been reading my blog (I doubt it, actually), but Kathryn Kleinhans of Wartburg College answers my question What Does It Mean to be Lutheran in the new issue of The Lutheran magazine. Lutheranism 101: Culture or Confession is an excellent article outlining core themes of our Lutheran identity:
- Justification by Grace Through Faith for Christ’s Sake
- Law and Gospel
- Means of Grace
- Theology of the Cross
- Saint and Sinner
- Contextual Theology
Read the article, use the study guide in your congregation, and/or invite her to speak at your church. This is a great tool that all congregations should use for adult education.