25 August 2010

A Bishop for the Mission in Finland



Note:  Bishop Obare, seen in this video presenting the cross, will be preacher at the installation of Pr. Harrison as the President of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod in the Chapel of Sts. Timothy and Titus on September 11.

12 comments:

Phil said...

Are the poles of influence shifting?

William Weedon said...

One can only hope...

Phil said...

I saw him in person once. I asked him about his views on apostolic succession, and I don't think he answered my question. However, I'm posting essentially anonymously, so no one who reads this should put any weight on what I said. Someone should ask him to give a more complete answer, though, in my opinion. (Archbishop Vanags, too.)

Scott Larkins said...

Bishop!?! Ain't no such thing cordin'to Carl Ferdinand.

Ha!

Paul said...

Be there for me, my friend:)

William Weedon said...

Paul,

Certainly planning on it! Wish you could be there too. A joyous moment it will be!!!

David Jay Webber said...

If at the installation Bishop Obare sneaks just a little tap of a couple fingers onto Pastor Harrison's head, maybe that will give him the apostolic succession for the LCMS. Wouldn't that delight you and your friends in the S.S.P.? ;-)

William Weedon said...

Wouldn't work. Takes more than one. :)

Daniel said...

"Wouldn't work. Takes more than one. :)"

Is that in Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions, or the By-Laws of your Synod? I only ask the question to possibly demonstrate the weakness of Sola Scriptura. Or perhaps I am missing something

William Weedon said...

I was merely responding to the theory of the way succession works - of course, there are instances in history when it didn't work that way at all. But canon law requires more than one bishop to make a bishop. That such a theory cannot be supported from the Scriptures shows, in my opinion, not the weakness of sola Scriptura, but the weakness of the theory!

The Unknown Lutheran said...

"Noli me tangere"

I predict he will not touch him and he shouldn't, in the sense of the group he leads. It would mean instant alienation for anti-Loehe, ueber-Walther, I see Romanizers everywhere camp. They are just waiting for him to slip up in this regard.

Do I subscribe to the theory? Jein. Would I like to see it? Yes.

Carl Vehse said...

Obare can grab Matthew Harrison with both hands and shake him 'til he's dizzy, and it will transfer no episcopating mumbo-jumbo. And besides, the synodical presidency is not a divine call to the Office of Public Ministry but an election to a corporate office by the--How did Loehe describe them? Oh, yes--"amerikanische Poebelherrschaft".