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However, Lutheranism101.com also offers a unique service on the Internet as it is an accessible way to find out more about Lutherans and Lutheranism. To that end, I would like to include more content than just excerpted material from the book. Would you like to help provide some of this content?
I would be interested in receiving short articles. In 2004, Dan Preus wrote the book Why I am a Lutheran. That would be a good topic–why are you a Lutheran? What brought you to Lutheranism, or back to Lutheranism? What are the distinctive that attract you, keep you, excite you about being a Lutheran? Pastors, if you have written something for a newsletter, or evangelism tract, or something else that fills the bill, I would be interested in seeing this too.
I am not suggesting you submit a doctrinal thesis. The articles need to be written in such a way that they are readily understood–what has been called “popular writing.” Don’t be hesitant about using a great theological term or concept, but don’t dare use it without a good explanation of what you mean.
Now, for full disclosure: I don’t promise to use everything I receive, and I will edit as needed for the project. If ten of you write that the proper distinction of Law and Gospel is why you are a Lutheran, I will be only using one (so maybe try a different approach). Each article I use will credit the author. If you would like to give a few words of biography/introduction (including a blog or Web site url), I would be happy to include that as well.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org