I am in Starbucks thinking about preaching on Reformation Day.
I am glad to be Lutheran but I am saddened that the visible church is not one in confession of doctrine and practice.
I am comfortable calling myself Lutheran but also like the term Evangelical Catholic. The latter title takes some explaining. I stand in the gospel. I stand with the whole body of believers. With Christ only do we stand before God on judgment day.
My daily life is one of repentance and full confidence in the merciful forgiveness of my savior Jesus.