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[February 1, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Delegates to Lutheran Church–Canada’s 11th Convention elected Rev. Timothy Teuscher to serve as president for the next four years. The Canadian Lutheran conducted an interview with the new president to learn more about him.
What priorities have you identified for your presidency and for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) over the next four years?
As I wrote in an article included in The Canadian Lutheran last summer, the priorities for myself and LCC have already, in a sense, been set down for us in the Large Catechism where Luther says, “Everything in …


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[October 25, 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Rev. Ville Typpö is head of the Istanbul Lutheran Church and pastor of Istanbul Lutheran Congregation in Turkey. He joined Mathew Block, editor of The Canadian Lutheran (CL), for an interview by Skype.
CL: Let’s start at the beginning: what is the history of the Istanbul Lutheran Church?
It goes back to the year 1709 when the first Lutheran pastor was sent to Constantinople from Sweden. Some decades after that, in 1741, a project was started to collect money for building a Lutheran church in the city. As a result of this …


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[September 28, 2012 | No Comment | ]

President Michael Semmler of the Lutheran Church of Australia has been in Canada over the past few weeks for the triennial convention of the International Lutheran Council as well as for a week of meetings between the Lutheran Church of Australia’s (LCA) College of Presidents and Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Council of Presidents. During that time, President Semmler was kind enough to consent to an interview, conducted by Mathew Block, giving us some background on the church down under, the relationship between LCA and LCC, and potential areas where the two …


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[November 18, 2011 | One Comment | ]

Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer

For The Canadian Lutheran‘s recent article on biblical authority “Standing firm: The cost of confessing the Word of God,” we wanted to include some insights from a theologically conservative Anglican perspective. To that end, we approached Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer, who was kind enough to consent to an interview. The transcript of that interview, conducted by Mathew Block, appears here as a supplement to the magazine article. In the following, Dr. Packer shares his thoughts on biblical authority, homosexuality, and world Anglicanism, articulating along the way how a truly …


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