Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. As I’ve continued to think about the topic, it’s occurred to me that, as sinners, we are so quick to look to “normal.” What do we consider normal? An ongoing pretty good situation that can handle rather trivial chances in scenario. I’m thinking “normal” relates to our understanding of God and the extent of our need for God! Sadly, people don’t want to need God in a normal, ongoing way.
Category Archives: Shared Writing Ideas
I haven’t written much fiction, though I daydream about doing so. Still, I think a lot of good Lutheran theology and dialogue could shine through, just as it does in real life, in some good novels. Especially hard-hitting novels! The post below, from Cranach, reminded me of that. Imagine comparing theological approaches to the poor with actual people since theological absolutely affects actual people!
I’ve had an idea–and I’m sharing that idea, although I’m not entirely sure whether it’s a possible project. I wonder if people could glean images and metaphors from the New Testament and incorporate them into a new sort of devotional psalter, like New Testament Psalms. Replacing the Book of Psalms? No!!!!! Making a part II that could, in any way, equal the authority, strengths, and beauties of the Book of Psalms?? No!
Ack! Something totally cool came to my Inbox and I totally forgot about it!!!! The ladies and gentlemen at Black and White Publishing Company are putting together a dark fairy tale anthology, written solely by women. Please, please, consider this awesomely fun opportunity to write for “Sisters Grimm”! And, help spread the word!
Edit: A Lutheran book has just been published! I’ll review it as soon as my copy arrives! Woo hoo!
There has not been a recent death in my family, but I’m curious about finding good resources. Do any of you have any book recommendations to help little ones with the loss of an infant brother/sister? Due to miscarriage or anything else? You know, small sibling loss? Below are a few suggestions from a deaconess friend, but we haven’t found one from a solid Lutheran perspective yet.
This post is particularly for LCMS church workers or their families about a project that may be able to help us all, rostered or otherwise. 🙂 Heidi Goehmann is helping to put together a collection of 30 free devotions to help church worker wellness within the LCMS. There will be a synod church worker wellness site offering them as free PDFs and then everyone can benefit! The premise is worker-to-worker, hence the restriction on who writes for it.
My book-idea-sharing extravaganza is almost over, just another one or two for a while. Write historical fiction about Frankenmuth and the Lutheran outreach to the Native Americans.
I think there could be either a novel or Bible study treatment of schisms. There’s the biblical schisms against false teachers, the tension between Jerusalem and the Gentiles. Then, there are schismatic heresies: gnosticism, arianism, etc. A lot of rich stuff people rarely know about.
There’s the Eastern/Western schism. The Protestant expulsion from Roman Catholicism, and the concept of catholic is one still well worth considering.
There is the schism of divorce, of leaving one confession for another, and more. Oh, there’s the denominational affect of claiming to be non-denominational!!!! As though there are non-denoms stemming from various traditions! lol
What do you think? Could there be a single study over those? Or would a novel be able to treat each one separately to greater effect?