I've thought about this a bit now.
I think us peoples talk about 'the church' for the same reason as you identify yourself as Christian.
But you are not really a Christian. You are a Lutheran.
I can't think of any other non physical label that people apply to themselves with as much frequency...
I don't quite understnad this.
You say you believe in God and Jesus, but you don't worship the book?
By worship - do you mean 'believe in' or something else?
And if you don't believe in the book, how did you construct the details of what you do believe? Do you come up with it yourself, or is it...