The longer I live and the more I see and experience, I have come to realize that some things are truly universal. Like, no matter what church we have a community event in here in Langdon, the back rows always fill up before the front ones. I specify church because I found that the baccalaureate in the school gym doesn’t suffer from that same problem, which I attribute to the fact that it takes more effort to climb bleachers in order to sit at the back.
Because of this truth, I am always excited to see when someone else has done the hard work of illustrating one of these universal issues in a clever way that also helps me to add content to the site here at SBC Voices.
I have shared one or two of the videos done by the Lutheran Satire guy on youtube here before, but I found a couple of more recent ones that made me laugh and I figured I would share them with you as well.
Universal issue: Some people try to give their “last-fruits” instead of their first fruits to the church.
That is funny. But after reading a particularly inspiring comment from one of our local Lutheran pastors on a denominational frustration the other day; I was reminded that as much as we sometimes find ourselves complaining about the capacity of our denomination to make silly displays at times (particularly at our SBC annual meeting), we are not alone in doing this. Observe-
And here is where I invite you, our faithful readers and contributors, to weigh in on a thought I have been tossing around in my head. These videos are pretty simple to do with a bit of work. I actually started messing around with one as a discussion between a Calvinist and a Traditionalist, but I didn’t feel like I could write it fair enough on my own. Then I started looking around the comments for a good stretch of discussion that could be turned into an animated example. Anyone want to point me to some good dialog to use or else help me to write some to make a trial run. After all, why should the Lutherans have all the good satirical animation?
Update: So, I went ahead and finished and rendered the imagined discussion between a Traditionalist and a Calvinist. I didn’t find any direct dialog to use so I just took what I could from the ideas I have seen around here and ran with it a little bit. This is what it looks like when the discussion breaks down.