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A Lutheran seminarian eagerly awaiting the return of Our Lord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Way of the Huh? - NYG 2007 Visited by Surveys!

For Friday January 11th,
Festival of St. Hygenius - Martyr (from
Old Testament - Ezekiel 33:1-20
New Testament - Romans 3:1-18
Psalms - Morning: 51
Evening: 142; 65

I just learned this by scanning the archives at! Apparently at the 2007 NYG in Orlando, FL which my church attended in force (and yes, they trusted me as an adult...gulp!), there were surveys asked of the youth. For a conservative Lutheran synod...both Todd Friel AND myself were shocked! The whole event is right after the news on hour 2 for January 8th ( for those who wish to hear it.

Apparently only ~39% of the youth could finish the doxology, "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow," which Todd thought is somewhat a surprise since we're so good with liturgy. It wasn't until I realized that it was the synodically approved it's not too surprising that most of the kids were unfamiliar with liturgy...precious few of our churches even teach what it means anymore.

The real kicker is that only about 68.5% of the kids thought homosexuality was always wrong....what's going on with that other 31.5%????!!!! This isn't asking the kids to explain the term "hypostatic union," it's simply asking them to say homosexuality is always wrong! This makes me weep inside!


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