I always thought my church was pretty cool

June 21st, 2011 Post by





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  1. Carl Vehse
    June 21st, 2011 at 21:51 | #1

    Here’s some pictures (and links to more pictures) of some other cool Lutheran churches.

  2. June 21st, 2011 at 22:33 | #2

    I thought maybe it’s just air conditioned.

  3. boaz
    June 21st, 2011 at 23:24 | #3

    My campaign to rename the synod has begun

  4. boaz
    June 21st, 2011 at 23:31 | #4
  5. Mollie
    June 21st, 2011 at 23:43 | #5

    boaz! I love that link — do you know which Concordia it is? Or is this one of those photoshopped signs?

  6. JAM
    June 22nd, 2011 at 08:11 | #6

    What does it mean when a church names itself as “First”? I know there are a several in the Missouri Synod.

  7. Rev. Mike Trask
    June 22nd, 2011 at 08:57 | #7

    @JAM #6

    lol…. perhaps they long to be Baptist? Baptists are known for naming their churches with ordinal numbers.

  8. Carl Vehse
    June 22nd, 2011 at 09:00 | #8

    Usually it means the first church of that denomination or synod established in the area… along with an apparent lack of imagination.

    Back in the pre-computer days when Ma Bell’s White Pages and Yellow Pages were the closest thing to “Google,” I wouldn’t be surprised if there were an AAA Lutheran Church in some large city.

  9. sumbody
    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:01 | #9

    Reference to #3

    I’m just maling a small pun ..but do you KNOW how many times this has been brought up in the conventions previously. If you have the time you might do some checking. I have many many old old Luth. Witness that I am plowing thru to give to people of synod that I know. I wouldn’t have been able to read the German ones so they are in good hands now.

    I still like to say snappy I’m LCMS.

  10. June 23rd, 2011 at 02:16 | #10

    JAM :What does it mean when a church names itself as “First”? I know there are a several in the Missouri Synod.

    Here’s how I’ve heard it: It means that there was a split in the congregation and the two congregations resulting from the split wanted to keep the same name. The one using “First” in front of the name may or may not be the more faithful or more historic of the two, although that is supposedly what it means.

  11. Johannes
    June 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 | #11

    Marshall McCluhan was right!

    J

  12. donna
    June 23rd, 2011 at 22:05 | #12

    @Boaz 4- that’s actually pretty clever, isn’t it? For non-link-clickers it says ‘Hipster Jesus Loved You Before You Were Cool.’ Hipsters, as a group, are known for intentionally seeking out fashions/trends that are unpopular and looked down upon. They claim them as their own and they gradually bring them into the mainstream. The styles are out of fashion and cannot get back into fashion in their own. Only hipsters can bring them back in, through their grace (if you will.)
    I have never in my life thought to compare God to the group of people that brought back men’s pastel straight legged trousers before, but it actually fits really really well (unlike so many pairs of thrift store skinny pants.)

  13. Carl Vehse
    June 27th, 2011 at 09:23 | #13

    White Horse Inn shows a picture of another church with an interesting church name.

    And then there’s Barbecue Presbyterian Church in Sanford, NC. The 253-year-old church explains the history behind its name coming from nearby Barbecue Creek.

  14. Rev. Allen Bergstrazer
    June 29th, 2011 at 09:51 | #14

    @Johannes #11
    Cliche to archetype in one easy lesson.

  15. Wallenstein
    July 1st, 2011 at 21:18 | #15

    Our church is prayer conditioned!

    -and-

    Always remember that Hell is un-cool.

    (Nyuk, nyuk!)

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