Rev. Bror Erickson serves as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2000 where he studied apologetics under Dr. Rosenbladt, and Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 2004. He likes to translate the works of Bo Giertz and Hermann Sasse. He also enjoys writing reviews for Amazon.com and critiquing modern culture with the Gospel.
This is the final installment in our three-part series featuring the writing of Birgitta Giertz, translated by Bror Erickson. Birgitta provides an intimate look at the life and work of her father, Pastor Bo Giertz.
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.
That is right, your attorney is a Jew just like Roy Moore’s. Well at least one of them is, and He knows all about your other attorneys. He works for them, too.
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
I love the commercialization of Christmas. I rejoice in it. I revel in it. I see Santa ringing his bell outside of Target and I want to give the guy a hug.
From 1938 to 1949, dad was pastor of the Torpa congregation in Östergötland. The pastor’s office was housed in the parsonage, which meant that Papa, when he wasn’t out on visits somewhere in the parish
“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.”
At various occasions in life I have been asked what it was like to be Bo Giertz’s daughter. The implicit reason was that it must have been something special.
I was first introduced to the work of Bo Giertz in Rome. It was in that city that Bo Giertz had promised his queen that he wanted to be nothing, and would be no more than a “regular priest.” We would say pastor, but in Sweden Lutherans still call their pastors priests.
It’s a phrase that is constantly thrown around. From several online conversations it seems that, well, Paul wasn’t afraid to tell people what the Christian life looks like. But he never actually uses that phrase.