I should be bugged by his mannerisms.
I should be irritated by the presentation.
I should be bothered by the polo shirts.
I am, honestly, uncomfortable with his youth-pastorish hair.
But the Church is and ought to be a big house, one which allows for a variety of gifts and personalities, sanctifying them both for fitting use. I am glad that I didn't allow my cynical first impressions to stand. Despite the foregoing pseudo-objections, there is a level on which Pastor Fisk and I can connect quite readily, however, and I would not have discovered this had I clicked away in derision.
Honestly, his shtick is kind of growing on me. He's genuinely funny, but not insincere, and his mastery of both history and theology is impressive. I realize that I probably pick up on a lot of things that irritate me about a person when nothing about them impresses me favorably. Yet most of the former things fail to irritate me if more substantive virtues and commonalities eventually make themselves known. Such was the case here, though I am humbled to admit that I form such snap (mis)judgments far too often.
Anyway, I've said little of the actual material or content of this video, but I really don't need to. In the following clip, Pr. Fisk elaborates on the crux of the theological difference between Lutheran and Reformed doctrine using the classic Calvinist rubric of "TULIP" as a point of reference.