My goal on this blog is simple: to offer semi-intelligent, heart-felt reflections on Christian ministry, faith, and life, as it happens.
Martin Luther once said that he banishes the Devil by breaking wind. “I resist the Devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away.”* The work of casting out demons is both deeply spiritual and incredibly quotidian.
Hence my Lutheran Zephyr is a light Lutheran wind; or, a way to banish the devil.
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* This is a legitimate quote! It can be found in Martin Luther’s Table Talk, No. 122: Treatment of Melancholy, Despair, etc. November 30, 1531, in Luther’s Works vol 54, page 15.