A sermon preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (29 August) 2010. Luke 14:1–14 The daily ritual must have been incredibly wearying for the poor driver. Every morning at 8.20, he would approach the bus … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2010
“It often happens that if the Scriptures prescribe something which is contary to the practice of those who hear it, they treat is as a figurative expression. Likewise, if some erroneous notion has gotten into our minds first, regardless of … Continue reading
A translation from the FAQ page of Luther Foundation Finland. Why do you not leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland if it is so bad? It is the duty of Christians to abide in the vine by remaining … Continue reading
For background, see here. Here is the text of the legal response by bishop Matti Väisänen to the disciplinary charge against him by the Tampere Cathedral Chapter, dated 27 July 2010. As is now known, the Cathedral Chapter decided on … Continue reading
It’s odd … A) How someone is still, 20 years … B) How someone is still, 2000 years … A) … after the General Synod’s democratic decision … B) … after the common history of the Church arising from the … Continue reading
why I haven’t posted anything in the last couple of weeks.
Bishop Matti Väisänen, recently consecrated as assistant bishop in the Mission Province in Sweden and Finland, has been defrocked by the Tampere Cathedral Chapter. There’s an inaccurate English-language report on the matter on the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation’s web page. Then … Continue reading