The Wild Boar has demanded an apology for my assertion that the Jackalope is a mythic character. The Wild Boar offers so called evidence of the existence of the beast. You can see it on his website and judge for yourself.
Now I figured that since he is a graduate of the “other seminary” I thought he would be demanding an apology for my comments about his former professors Wenthe and Voelz but no, he is raising the greater, higher critical question of the existence of the Jackalope.
I will not apologize. I may have crossed other lines but I have not crossed the Jackalope Rubicon nor swum the Jackalope Tiber. I firmly believe there is no JackAlope. In contrast I do believe the water actually turned to blood during the plagues on Egypt. (Check your new Lutheran Study Bible notes for a surprising error on this matter. Other than this we heartily endorse the new study Bible.)
Let’s stop beating around the sagebrush. The real question is “To what extent is the slow but steady extinction of belief in the JackAlope a metaphor for the slow but steady loss of members, missionaries, and dollars in President Kieschnick’s LCMS?” If only President Kieschnick would realize that the Church Growth Movement’s claims to grow churches by transforming them are just as mythic as the existence of the Jackalope.