A Video Pick
This weeks’ pick comes from the Vimeo channel of Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach, CA. It is the first of a six part series entitled “A Brief History of Lutheran Pietism” by Dr. Daniel van Voorhis of Concordia University Irvine. In this introductory lesson, Dr. Voorhis starts to trace Lutheran pietism from Johann Arndt through Philipp Spener and others with particular emphasis on properly defining Lutheran orthodoxy, pietism, and piety.
I will admit that this pick is biased because I met one of Faith’s pastors, Pr. Jeremy Rhode, and a member, Jeff Tupper, at the DOXOLOGY retreat this past weekend. I mentioned that I had been watching Faith’s videos for a while and they told me how they were blessed by having Concordia Irvine nearby and access to its professors. They do the videos as outreach and service to the broader church and I highlight the work they’re doing.