The ELCE's new Hymnal Supplement, The Lutheran Inquisitor, 13. Aug 2018
There is a great reputation for Lutheran hymnody – renown ever since Luther’s initiative to translate Latin liturgy into the people’s common language to promote wide-spread ministry of God’s Word. So it is similar incentive for producing this collection of Lutheran hymns more related to the English tradition, with explicit purpose to teach what God has accomplished for us, while praising His Name. Interview with Pastor Tapani Simojoki, chairman of the ELCE's Worship Committee.
BWV 199 Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Sunday Cantata, 12. Aug 2018
"My heart swims in blood". This early solo cantata for soprano solo is a reflection on Jesus' parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18), pleading for the forgiveness of sins.
Pigeonholed, The Lutheran Hour, 12. Aug 2018
The people had seen or heard about Jesus’ miracles. They wanted Him to be their “Bread King” and provide for their every need. But Jesus refuses to be so confined, either by their expectations—or ours. In other words, Jesus refuses to be “pigeonholed.”
Lutheran Radio News, 10. Aug 2018
• Historians uncover incredible mural on the ceiling of a Scottish church after it was hidden under five coats of household paint for 200 years • Edinburgh church votes to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church in early sign of schism at decision to support gay marriage • First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil • Pope Francis changes Catholic teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases • Church of England accused of creating wealth 'postcode lottery' • Turkey threatens to retaliate over US sanctions in escalating dispute between Nato allies • All religious buildings in China are forced to fly Communist flag as Beijing is accused of ethnic cleansing • Rare medieval Bible returned to shelf at Canterbury Cathedral • Warden who fixed roof of church targeted by lead thieves ends up in court for failing to get permission