Eating and Eating

Listening to an outstanding sermon (mp3, in Finnish) by the Rev. Markus Pöyry, a very gifted young pastor serving a Luther Foundation congregation in Finland is to blame for the following: I wrote this post quite some time ago about my misgivings concerning the term 'spiritual eating' to refer to the reception of the promise…

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Confessional Lutheran Pastor Defrocked in Sweden

HT: Chris Barnekov of Scandinavia House Leading Swedish Confessional Pastor Defrocked for Support of Mission Province The consistory of Lund Diocese has declared Pastor Jan-Erik Appell no longer authorized to serve as a pastor in the Church of Sweden.  Pastor Appell is retired after nearly 40 years of faithful service.  A complaint was filed by…

Hanging on like a pig to a loaf

Sermon preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fareham, on Reminiscere Sunday, 4 March 2012. You can listen to the audio here. Readings: Genesis 32:22–32 1 Thessalonians 4:1–7 Matthew 15:21–28 The Christian faith has recently been in the media more than usual. In addition to the usual disparaging voices by various loud atheists, several benign outsiders…