The name

If you are not already clear on the why of my name, then you probably are not the sort to read the blog in the first place.  But you are welcome to do so anyway.

“The wild boar from the forest seeks to destroy the vineyard, an image of the triumphant church.”  This from the Papal ‘Bull’ (You’ve got that right) Exsurge Domine.  It demanded Luther recant, or face excommunication.

What others say as an insult, we proudly claim.  So a prophet does not shirk from being called a “troubler of Israel”, the follower of Christ expects to be accused of working under the authority of Beelzebub, Luther was accused of being a Wild Boar, the name which we bear – Lutheran – was first used by the opponents of Luther, after Luther’s life, the true Lutherans were called “Motley Magpies” and so on.

We’ll see how long this goes on before I get tired.  But part of the problem before was the difficulty of the blog program I was using.  This one is much nicer, so we will see what happens.


The Wild Boar of the Forest


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