Issues Etc — Believe video

I found this on facebook. Great video!

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


Issues Etc — Believe video — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks Norm, I agree–great video.

    Note one of their advertisements in the video (and I have seen it elsewhere): There’s Probably No God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.

    This speaks volumes. Apparently the skeptics think that Christians spend their time worrying (because there is a God?) and therefore we cannot enjoy life.

    If only they could know that our forgiveness in Christ Jesus frees us from worry and slavery and the power of sin so that we can be free and enjoy not only this life but we can look forward to the life to come!

    God’s Blessings in Christ Jesus,
    Ginny Valleau

  2. This is a really good video!

    I have a question for the other readers: this video suggests a form of politeness that means we learn to articulate the position of the other side in such a way that they cheer us on as not only fairly representing their position, but even doing a better job than they can at presenting the very finest arguments for their position!

    I wonder why it is that when we are talking to people about christian doctrine, and about womens ordination and about the topic of homosexuality with homosexuals and their simpathizers… why is it that we feel the need to take a different approach?

    We tend to argue in a way that our opponents say makes us look narrow in the sense of being ignorant . This reaction does not sound like we have mastered the articulation of their point of view in the way the video suggests we ought to do.

  3. @fws #2
    We tend to argue in a way that our opponents say makes us look narrow in the sense of being ignorant.

    If we try to defend Christianity against the liberals, they will say we are “narrow” “unloving” “ignorant”. What else would you expect?
    We get that within our own denomination, let alone outside it.

    Higgins Road leads the elca to women’s ordination and homosexual pastors and then has the nerve to suggest that our actions might break up the joint ministries we’ve had since WW II (when they were Lutheran)!

    How would you “articulate their arguments better than they do themselves?”
    And why would you learn to make their lame excuses, instead of spending your time more profitably learning Scripture and the Confessions for your own edification if nothing more (although I would hope it was more).

    Read a blog at NYT that has anything to do with religion. You’ll find a lot of people who could care less about understanding Christianity, but they enjoy putting the worst construction on it.
    Most atheists I read there don’t have a clue about religion, let alone the ability to discuss it w/o ad hominems and obscenities.

    Oddly, writers to the Washington Post do better. Or maybe the WP has a better moderator.

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