Fads are short lived by definition. They rise and fall according to the amount of internal enthusiasm that causes us to be fixated upon that which our flesh finds exciting. While there are many who try to chase the ever changing wind of 21st century American fads, tickling the fancy of man's capricious whims, the Church does not.
Whether it is exciting or mundane, a fad or a boring old fixture, the Church remains ever set upon the firm Word of God. It's pure doctrine, focused upon the external righteousness of Christ, received by faith, is exactly what the sinner needs, regardless of inclinations of our flesh. So it is that in a day when most internet blogs have gone the way of the fad, rising in popularity and then dying out, ever foreboding all who would attempt to follow in their footsteps, one blog is just beginning: Alien Righteousness
It's purpose is not to ascend to a greater level of glory than the blogs that have come before (for besides who really reads blogs anymore), rather, the purpose is, well... Alien.
"This alien righteousness, instilled in us without our works by grace alone—while the Father, to be sure, inwardly draws us to Christ—is set opposite original sin, likewise alien, which we acquire without our works by birth alone. Christ daily drives out the old Adam more and more in accordance with the extent to which faith and knowledge of Christ grow." M. LutherTo think of our righteousness before Christ as being "Alien" is simply to say that we are in complete need of an external source to awaken us from this den of death and to new life. This is Christ, the word made flesh, external grace given for our internal need.
So as we stand together in the Orthodox Christian faith, formed by God's Word as it is described in the Lutheran Confessions, living in a world that will ever reject this confession of the faith to which we cling, Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, I commend to you AlienRighteousness.org!