Friday, May 23, 2008

The Lutheran song -- and commentary

Someone sent me this in an email this week. As my brain is dead from the Festival, and I am struggling with too many profound thoughts that aren't quite ready to be born yet, I thought I'd take a little commerial break with this. One caveat: I believe a couple of the people named "Lutheran" really aren't. Garrison Keiller didn't grow up Lutheran. I'm not sure what church he attends now. Several governors of Minnesota have been Lutheran, but I'm pretty sure that our current one isn't. Steve Jobs I think used to be Lutheran, but now is Episcopalian. Also, there is another governor on the list I'm not sure about. Feel free to add or subtract Lutherans. Otherwise, enjoy!


13 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

Very cool song.

I was baptized in a Missouri Synod Lutheran church when I was ten. They had a most excellent Sunday School.

mompriest said...

Hee hee hee....

FranIAm said...

That was great! Very fun, even if some of it was not completely accurate.

Oh how we all pray to be one again, or at least I do.

Not necessary under the mantle of my denomination either... In fact,therein lies the problem, we all have to surrender it all in order for unity to be.

Wow, where did that come from?

davenu said...

One can find the most interesting tidbits on Youtube.

Lindy said...

This made me laugh Diane and it has been such a hard week that laughing really felt good. Thanks for posting this.

Of course you're still my favorite Lutheran.

Diane said...

that was the purpose, lindy. laughter.

Singing Owl said...

GK grew up in a very fundamentalist church that I don't think he has ever actually identified. And he is now Episcopalian.

Diane said...

thanks for the info, Singing Owl.

Diane said...

I also heard somewhere that Jeff Bridges is a Lutheran....

not that this matters.

Paul said...

That was just altogether fun. Thanks for bringing it to your non-Lutheran readers as well!

Over the years I've come to think that structural unity is not really desirable because the riches of God's diverse creation would most likely be lost in the process - but I'd love to see us all love each other! Of course we Anglicans are having trouble with that one within our "communion."

Diane said...

oh, and by the way, as a Minnesota native, I do feel it necessary to clarify: Hubert Humphrey was NOT a Lutheran. He was, I think, Methodist. He did like to hang out with the Scandinavian Lutherans at the annual Midsummer festivals "Svenskarnas Dag", where he gave really LOOOONG speeches.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Diane, you made me laugh, too. That's always a welcome diversion from the dreariness of everyday life. ;o)

Ah, that we could be one - one in love, at least, as Paul says.

Crimson Rambler said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!