Posts in Bror Erickson
Just a Hallmark Holiday

I’m fairly involved with my church body and district. I’m not much the political type, at least I’ve never seen myself that way. But shortly after I was ordained as a pastor and much due to the influence of Bo Giertz in my ministry, I determined to do what I could to help promote the cause of the Lutheran faith where and when I could. 

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The Gentrification of Church

Paul it seems went through a lot of trouble trying to bring the Christian message to everyone in society, no matter their station in life. I often wonder about that. Studies on the church at Paul’s time and even Paul’s own writings make it clear that the church in his day was made up of mostly slaves, 

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Do I Have A Bloody Nose?

I really didn’t know what Anne found so offensive about my question. I had been playing Rugby during PE. It was a game I didn’t know anything about, but the rest of my classmates, the sons of British and Afrikaner employees at the Debeer’s mine there in Jwaneng, Botswanna did.

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So Bring Him Incense

It is one of the more beloved Christmas carols, “What Child Is This.” This verse of the hymn always causes me pause to think of how brilliantly these gifts of the Magi foreshadow the whole Gospel story of Jesus Christ

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When Bondage Meets Freedom

“So the Christian who is consecrated by faith does good works, but the works do not make him holier or more Christian, for that is the work of faith alone. And if a man were not first a believer and a Christian, all his works would amount to nothing and would be truly wicked and damnable sins.”

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