Craig Donofrio is the husband of Paula, master of Rufus, a Lutheran Pastor, Missionary, Radio Professional, Author and Communications Director for the Eurasia Region of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s International Missions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Christ College Irvine and an MDiv. from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. Craig can be heard on the God Whisperers at godwhisperers.org and he writes at 200proofgospel.com
I have been told many times that the future of Lutheranism lays in the hands of those who have not grown up Lutheran. Being an ex “Fundagelical” myself, I tend to smile when I hear these things, especially when new wars over a proper understanding of Law and Gospel are being waged.
At Leipzig, in debate with John Eck, Martin Luther said those fateful words, “Ja, Ich bin ein Hussite”—I am a Hussite. With this, the gallery exploded, and people lost their minds.
Sadly, it seems that Webster is in agreement with most of Christendom. Faith is indeed a noun, but as you read the definition, it sounds like a verb. Allegiance sounds like something that a person does, by placing their trust and hope in a person or thing.