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.