Law & Gospel

In the beginning (otherwise known as 1999), there was the original series, Law & Order which begat Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which then begat Law & Order: Criminal Intent which begat Law & Order: Trial by Jury which then begat Law & Order: LA. 1It should be noted that some scholars do not feel that the last two should be included in the Law & Order canon.

Now a new generation of viewers will soon be able to enjoy the Law & Order formula combined with the teachings of Martin Luther. The series, Law & Gospel is being produced in cooperation with the Lutheran church to bring new audiences to an understanding of the famous reformer’s theology. This is the second major secular-sacred collaboration this year. The creators of this new series hope to recreate the success of the Lutheran/NASCAR partnership and the REFORMATION 500 race.

To build on the familiar L&O them, each new episode will begin with this voice-over,

“In the congregational system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The clergy, and the laity. These are their stories.”

This will be followed by this theme music 2An updated video will be available in the future. In the meantime, be sure you listen at least through the first 30 seconds.during the opening montage.

Should the series prove successful, we can expect a string of additional L&G shows to follow. Titles currently under development include:

Law & Gospel: Stewardship Committee
Law & Gospel: Altar Guild
Law & Gospel: Blended Contemporary Service

 

 

 

Footnotes   [ + ]

1. It should be noted that some scholars do not feel that the last two should be included in the Law & Order canon.
2. An updated video will be available in the future. In the meantime, be sure you listen at least through the first 30 seconds.

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