The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Not just 'Any Body'

Lutheran Jesse 'The Body' Ventura shocks the political world as Minnesota's governor

In this land of Lutherans we call Minnesota, we're rather used to the solid, predictable, not-so-spicy Scandinavian approach to life. Yah sure, you betcha, we're salt of the earth folks here. Nothing outrageous ever comes from Minnesota.

Except our governor.

Like many Minnesotans, Jesse "The Body" Ventura is Lutheran (Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod), Polish (he was born James Janos) and hardworking. But he also rides a Harley, drives a Porsche, and jumped up and down in the professional wrestling ring for a day job.

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