For today, I just wanted to point out the fact that yours truly is featured on one of my own very favorite youtube shows, "Worldview Everlasting." The show was a major influence in my coming to understand what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess, and I am very grateful for the teaching of Reverend Fisk. He issued a challenge for viewers to create their own introduction for his show, so I came up with something that was quite..., well, Lutheran, I suppose. Here's the vid, with me on the organ at the intro.
I've also been blessed to meet in person two other people whom have had a big impact on my life through their teaching/writing:
Chaplain Mike is the main writer over at Internetmonk.com. I've been reading that blog since Spencer was the prophetic voice behind the curtain, and I think the Chaplain has done an outstanding job at keeping the open community of discussion/exchange of ideas going there, which is something that is tragically so lacking in the vast majority of churches. While moving across the country (SoCal to Long Island) to take a new job, I was lucky to catch him for brunch as I was passing through Indiana.
The other person is Mike Horton. His radio program, "the White Horse Inn," which I discovered through internetmonk.com (a fantastic website, btw!) has really helped me to learn how to think more critically about my faith and how I understand the Bible. He was in Manhattan for the Mockingbird conference a few months back and I had the privilege of dropping in for one of his talks. Now that I have converted to Lutheranism, he is one of the few reformed voices I still listen to consistently. Now if he would just argue with his radio co-hosts of different theological persuasions a bit more, then his show could get REALLY interesting.
...and no, he was not high on drugs. This is potentially the worst shot he has ever posed for, but then again, if I had given the talk he just did, I'd probably be brain fried and look worse then that!