Those Lutheran satire clips

You know those computer-animated-and-voiced clips on YouTube that have been going around in the genre of Lutheran satire?  On subjects such as what pastors hate?  ”Not that kind of Lutheran”?  ”Messing with Dispensationalists”?  They are from Pastor Fiene.  He posts them and sometimes talks about them on his blog:   The High Mid Life.

HT:  Pastor Douthwaite

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • SKPeterson

    They are absolutely hilarious. Two thumbs up.

  • SKPeterson

    They are absolutely hilarious. Two thumbs up.

  • helen

    I’ve been amused by some of these things.
    He had probably better leave the ladies’ satire to the ladies, if what I just saw was a sample.
    It’s still all about “him”.

  • helen

    I’ve been amused by some of these things.
    He had probably better leave the ladies’ satire to the ladies, if what I just saw was a sample.
    It’s still all about “him”.

  • Dennis Peskey

    helen – they’re pastors, what else would you expect. To Pastor Fiene’s credit, he does manage to sacrifice a bull or cow from everyone’s sacred herd. My only caution is do not attempt to watch these early in the morning while drinking cups of coffee (especially if your name is McDonald).
    Pax,
    Dennis

  • Dennis Peskey

    helen – they’re pastors, what else would you expect. To Pastor Fiene’s credit, he does manage to sacrifice a bull or cow from everyone’s sacred herd. My only caution is do not attempt to watch these early in the morning while drinking cups of coffee (especially if your name is McDonald).
    Pax,
    Dennis

  • Mary

    I introduced my kids to these videos. They love them! They frequently post them on Facebook, so he’s making the rounds. Check out: Things Your Lutheran Sister Totally Loves: Getting Asked Out By Seminarians (Ep. 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/
    My daughter especially liked that one!

  • Mary

    I introduced my kids to these videos. They love them! They frequently post them on Facebook, so he’s making the rounds. Check out: Things Your Lutheran Sister Totally Loves: Getting Asked Out By Seminarians (Ep. 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/
    My daughter especially liked that one!

  • Mary

    OOPs link didn’t make it.

  • Mary

    OOPs link didn’t make it.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Pastor Feine cracks me up! I really liked the “Messing with Premillennial Dispensationalists” one. Funny!

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Pastor Feine cracks me up! I really liked the “Messing with Premillennial Dispensationalists” one. Funny!

  • Saron Hand

    Helen- As a daughter who survived her father’s time at seminary (I could tell you stories) This clip “For the ladies” had me laughing heartily and shuddering at the same time. I did manage to find one of the “good ones” and married him right away;-)

  • Saron Hand

    Helen- As a daughter who survived her father’s time at seminary (I could tell you stories) This clip “For the ladies” had me laughing heartily and shuddering at the same time. I did manage to find one of the “good ones” and married him right away;-)

  • Booklover

    The wonderful thing about satire is, it’s funny, yet loaded with truth. The one on the high school English teacher/false prophet is great. I also like the music in all of them.

  • Booklover

    The wonderful thing about satire is, it’s funny, yet loaded with truth. The one on the high school English teacher/false prophet is great. I also like the music in all of them.

  • Booklover

    Don’t miss the last 5 seconds of episode 2.5. It is an “Ouch” moment for every Catholic.

  • Booklover

    Don’t miss the last 5 seconds of episode 2.5. It is an “Ouch” moment for every Catholic.

  • Arfies

    That takes me back to the days when we seminarians and young pastors sometimes sat around in a pub and made up truly hilarious stories about the adventures of fictional Lutheran pastors. As we gradually became separated by geography, those sessions died, and back in those days we didn’t have the Internet to stay in close contact. Kudos to Pastor Fiene (and many others) for their creativity and for renewing our sense of humor and humility in times that try the souls of everyone!

  • Arfies

    That takes me back to the days when we seminarians and young pastors sometimes sat around in a pub and made up truly hilarious stories about the adventures of fictional Lutheran pastors. As we gradually became separated by geography, those sessions died, and back in those days we didn’t have the Internet to stay in close contact. Kudos to Pastor Fiene (and many others) for their creativity and for renewing our sense of humor and humility in times that try the souls of everyone!

  • helen

    Pr. Peskey @ 3,
    I’ve watched a string of other episodes and grinned.
    Saron @ 7,
    Maybe you had to be there to appreciate it! :)
    (Enjoyed his “worse in real life” tag at the end.)

  • helen

    Pr. Peskey @ 3,
    I’ve watched a string of other episodes and grinned.
    Saron @ 7,
    Maybe you had to be there to appreciate it! :)
    (Enjoyed his “worse in real life” tag at the end.)

  • helen

    Now. “pink chasuble” and “liturgical dance” are marvelous!

  • helen

    Now. “pink chasuble” and “liturgical dance” are marvelous!

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Thanks for the reminder. Just added the video feed to my Google Reader. Probably some of the funniest stuff to come out of Lutheranism since … oh, I don’t know, ever.

    If I had one criticism for Pastor Fiene, it would be that he’s dangerously close to abusing the Awkwardly Long Pause for comedic effect.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Thanks for the reminder. Just added the video feed to my Google Reader. Probably some of the funniest stuff to come out of Lutheranism since … oh, I don’t know, ever.

    If I had one criticism for Pastor Fiene, it would be that he’s dangerously close to abusing the Awkwardly Long Pause for comedic effect.

  • Booklover

    Ouch ouch ouch

  • Booklover

    Ouch ouch ouch

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    don’t know if you have covered this-
    Relief for our fellow US citizens – tornado devastation.
    LCMS is mentioned -
    http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/relief-options-for-tornado-victims.html
    We in the US take care of our own!
    Carol-CS

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    don’t know if you have covered this-
    Relief for our fellow US citizens – tornado devastation.
    LCMS is mentioned -
    http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/relief-options-for-tornado-victims.html
    We in the US take care of our own!
    Carol-CS

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    loved the video -For the Ladies-
    it fits–
    thanks for the heads up —will go back to view some of the others…
    C-CS

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    loved the video -For the Ladies-
    it fits–
    thanks for the heads up —will go back to view some of the others…
    C-CS

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    That is some of the funniest stuff out there. Proof positive that Christian humor doesn’t have to be stuffy or stilted.

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    That is some of the funniest stuff out there. Proof positive that Christian humor doesn’t have to be stuffy or stilted.