Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Quick Update on my Life

I just want to let all of my readers know about the direction of my life and ministry that has developed in the past few months. In April I defended my Masters thesis on the doctrine of Justification in Luther, the New Perspective on Paul, and the early Church, at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett Washington. I passed my defense and received my Degree. I have begun applying for Ph.D. programs, and am pursuing a dissertation on the topic of justification in contemporary theological dialogue dealing with the New Perspective on Paul, the Finnish Interpretation of Luther, and Forde's "Radical Lutheranism." I hope to begin a Ph.D. program this fall.

On the ministry front, I am finishing my vicarage at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westfield, MA. This summer I will be interviewing for ordination in the AALC, (www.taalc.org) a small Confessional Luther church body in full fellowship with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I hope to receive a call soon thereafter. I would appreciate all of your prayers through this process.

I also will begin posting audio of my sermons on a regular basis for anyone interested.


5 comments:

Martin Yee said...

Wow. Justin, Congrats! Will remember you in my prayer too.
Exciting times ahead. Hope to learn more from you in the future.

Warmest regards,
Martin

B David said...

Congratulations Jordan! I would love to read that thesis. Blessings on your work ahead.

aussiebrekky said...

Congratulations Justin. Glad to hear of your future direction.

Tom

Martin Yee said...

Hi Jordan,

Sorry. Just realised your name is Jordan and not Justin.

Apologies,
Martin

Charles the Great said...

That is awesome! Congratulations and God bless you and your wife!

Chaz