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Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Luther Days Impossible Schedule

The Odd Couple will sign books,
even though Jessica Pratt said she cannot stand Scott Barefoot's arrogance.
http://lutherdays.org/pdf/Luther_%20Days_Schedule.pdf

Should be fun-ny.

Sleepless in Silvis asks:

They are still going through with this?  I'm wondering how much synod dollars are going into this? 
They claim 50+ booths and displays?  Are they all paying?  Other than Thrivent who REALLY could be a valid sponsor?  A member's personal business?  An individual?  They should declare them by now.  Most conventions do especially when guests are traveling farther than intrastate.   


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GJ - Answer. I am told WELS has funded this debacle, after Pratt met with Mark Schroeder. That would help explain how this became a showcase for Church and Changers with a side-helping of sodomy.

Otherwise, there is no chance this could work, and there are still big, gaping holes in the logistics, according to my safe sources.

"Safe!"
Another set of comments -

Objective of event

Welcome to Luther Days

The Luther Days Festival is one of the most exciting events around for Confessional Lutherans and is the largest distinctly Lutheran
festival in North America! This one-of-a-kind event is for the entire family and brings Martin Luther and the Reformation to life by offering
participants a uniquely interactive and distinctly Lutheran experience for all ages. The festival also embraces the heritage of the Lutheran
Church and is an action-packed day with hands-on exploration into the reformation, our Lutheran faith, and the German heritage of the immigrant Lutherans.


A lot of the Master Schedule "classes" "courses" whatever word one would use has topics that I can't say are "action-packed" or "embraces the heritage of the Lutheran Church".  Such as:

Stressed Out But Standing Strong 
Got Women-What do to with women who don't bake or make casseroles  
Hope and Healing after Porn  (What about during?)
Dangers of Porn and the Need to Prepare (Didn't it exist before the internet?)
For Called Workers Helping our Families Reject Porn in our Churches (One would think that all these Porn classes apply to our Lutheran Heritage.  Reject Porn in our Churches--nothing about "at home where
most men/women view porn except for the few brainless that have to do it at church office computers?  Or is that just a poor choice of title?) [GJ - Natalie Pratt is big on porn addiction and has put a lot of porn links on the Luther Days Twitter list. So - action-packed is right, after all.]

WELS Training Camp Rock Climbing Wall  ("Got" Liability Insurance?  Oops---forgot Luther was a big Rock Climbing guy)
Taste of Germany - Food Court ("Got" Liability Insurance and State Food Licenses?)
Holy Hen House- Social Gathering for WomenEither they have enough Luther subject matters or make the sessions longer.  The rest of the things (Pakistan, etc could be put in a booklet)


The one that bothers me the most is "Everyone who Calls on the Name of the Lord will be Saved".  Topic is on Romans 10:13 versus Matthew 7:21-23?


You could stand in line for 6 hours (assuming their will be huge masses of people with no parking) just for book signings.  When Luther is there to sign a real book, I'll go. 


Is this Luther Days or WELS days based on the topics?  A lot of pats on the back are scheduled.