The first ordination by Bishop Matti Väisänen

An official announcement from Luther Foundation Finland. (More info plus photos will follow anon) Matti Väisänen, a bishop in the Mission Province of Sweden and Finland (Missionsprovinsen i Sverige och Finland), conducts his first ordination service on 2nd October 2010. The ordination, taking place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Helsinki, will be…

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Luther Hall

On Saturday, 25 September 2010, Luther Hall — the new student accommodation building — was opened at Westfield House, Cambridge. The liturgist was Pr. Joel Humann (tutor, Westfield House), the preacher was Dr. Reginald Quirk (Preceptor, Westfield House). The organist and cantor was Pr. Henry Gerike (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis). He also conducted the choir…

Learn from the crook

Homily for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church and Oxford Lutheran Mission on 19 September 2010. (Audio from Oxford here) Proper20 Text: Luke 16:1-15 The Parable of the Shrewd, or Dishonest, Manager. The teaching of Jesus before us is undoubtedly one that has caused more headache among students of God’s…

Insufficient reason

When I do not find a passage in Scripture that denies that the body of Christ is present in the Supper or interprets the words of the Supper in a different way than they stand, I do not have a sufficiently strong reason to teach a new idea, especially one that arouses so great a…

Sound hermeneutics

Scripture is not of private interpretation but ... there is one sure interpretation particularly of those passages in which dogmas or articles of faith are treated as established on their own foundation, when Scripture explains itself by clear interpretation either in that particular passage or in other passages in which the same dogma is repeated.…