A friend of mine went to an Acts 29 conference. Acts 29 is a church planting network started by Mars Hill Church in Seattle by Rev. Mark Driscoll. At the conference he commented that he went and hung out with other Lutherans and the conversations concerned funding models, programs, preaching, perching, and how to grow the church.
He then went to some friends from the "Reformed Camp" and what was their conversation concerning? Law and Gospel and how to apply it.
In Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Church, he tells of preaching. The importance of preaching faithfully, preaching from the Word of God, and then he makes a Lutheran move...proclaim Jesus over and over again (101-103). He tells that if one only studies the Bible and does not focus on Christ, they become knowledgable, but with no faith. WOW, is that Lutheran or what?
We live in a society that is looking for truth and strong answers. Are we as Lutherans going to proclaim the truth, focus on Christ, and be theological? Or are we going to discuss funding models, programs, and perching?