Great Stuff Found on the Web — Martin Luther (“Manic Monday” by the Bangles)

Thanks to Kari Anderson via Frank Gillespie for posting this on facebook. I have no idea who these are; perhaps people who know more about it can add that information to the comments, but it seems very appropriate to me!

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


Great Stuff Found on the Web — Martin Luther (“Manic Monday” by the Bangles) — 17 Comments

  1. From what I can glean from their YouTube page, it seems they are some very creative history teachers who use their own lyrics to popular songs to teach. Most of the videos appear to involve topics that are pre-18th century, so I’m going to guess that they teach Western Civilization at the high school or junior college level.

  2. “All you need is faith and believe” just about gets it. Too bad they couldn’t squeeze baptism in there.

  3. Tim :“All you need is faith and believe” just about gets it.

    Actually, it was “God’s grace we receive…We just need faith and to believe.”

    Doesn’t even come close to getting it. In fact, any RC would sing right along. God does His part, then we do ours. Perhaps a “sola” or two or three in the lyrics would have helped.

    It’s cute, but “a big Bangles fan”?! Now there’s info that should be kept private! 😉

  4. Existential question. If KFUO started playing the Bangles and nobody listened, would there be any sound?

  5. “Of course only as long as Dasein is (that is, only as long as an understanding of Being is ontically possible), `is there’ Being. When Dasein does not exist, `independence’ `is’ not either, nor `is’ the `in-itself’. In such a case this sort of thing can be neither understood nor not understood. In such a case even entities within-the-world can neither be discovered nor lie hidden. In such a case it cannot be said that entities are, nor can it be said that they are not. But now, as long as there is an understanding of Being and therefore an understanding of presence-at-hand, it can indeed be said that in this case entities will still continue to be.” Heidegger

  6. @Rev. Don Kirchner #13

    Yes, that certainly clarifies everything! He’s tripped up on the first sentence though by self-referencing a concept that might not be ‘there.’ “Is” might not “Be.” Concept ‘Is There’ might not ‘Be’ either. Concept ‘concept’ might not …

    I shall consult Eric the Half-A-Bee, and get back to you.

  7. This are great!!!!!! My boys loved em, and knew quite a few of the subject matters!!! Great for history teachers & parents. Not to mention, ya gotta have respect for people who can teach history using, Gaga, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees! My boys got the biggest kick out of these clips! Ah, the ’80s, at least we still have our tunes!

    Forwarded it to school!
    Thanks bunches,

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