Is Matt Harrison Ablaze? I Do Not Know but Here is a Testimony that He is Evangelistic, by Pr. Rossow

Is Matt Harrison Ablaze? I do not know. Based on the following personal testimony from a reader who attended his presentation in western Missouri yesterday, it is clear that he is in favor of spreading the Gospel.

(This comment is taken from Charlie Henrickson’s post yesterday that summarized Harrison’s commitment to concordia in our synod.)

by Rev. J. R. Wheeler

October 24th, 2009 at 12:50 | #2

Rev. Henrickson gives an excellent synopsis of the great presentations of Rev. Harrison.

“We have marvelous opportunities right now to work with confessional Lutheran churches all around the world, in works of mercy, in theological education, and in advancing the gospel of Christ.”

That sums up well what Rev. Harrison said and truly “It’s Time”. We have great work we get to do for the Kingdom. The opportunity is here. After all the gloom and doom, it is exciting to hear Rev. Harrison’s clarion call to action.

This Iowa-West old man was a foreigner among the natives but hearing Harrison and his insights was truly inspiring. We need to use our Seminaries to lead the work in the mission field. Harrison is providing a needed and wonderful blueprint to enhance our Great Commission hopes and endeavors. Need I say it? Harrison in 2010!

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Is Matt Harrison Ablaze? I Do Not Know but Here is a Testimony that He is Evangelistic, by Pr. Rossow — 5 Comments

  1. In reading the title to this thread I was on the verge of clutching my chest in pain while my heart quickly gave out, but alas the article itself prevented the heart attack from occurring and I think my blood pressure may finally be leveling. 😉

  2. In carny lingo, title headers like above (or newspaper headlines) are designed to “turn the tip.”

  3. I am a bit jaded as far as humans are concerned. If you have to blink, let alone think the answer let alone say the words, “I don’t know” out loud, there is a rather serious issue. Let’s try to look at this as if a marriage. “Is your spouse faithfull to the precepts & covenants given by God Himself regarding marriage…”… if you even have to think let alone go….hmmm. you already have your answer. But, as I say, I am a bit jaded. I do not play my hopes for His church on a man, nor a collective group of men, I place my Hope on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood & righteousness. If we have cause to say I don’t know, we really do not know the whole truth of the matter.

  4. Sorry to give you all such a start!

    Dutch – yes, Christ is our cornerstone and he is building His Church and the way we have chosen to administer and supervise this “part” of the Church called the LCMS is through a president and since the office has so much authority, it is good to work hard to place a Godly man there.


  5. WRT Matt Harrison’s presentation. If you would like to listen to most of the 4 hours (about 1/3 of the 1st session was cut off due to my not knowing how to work the recording software correctly), you can find it on our congregation’s website, under the “News, Etc.” link on the menu bar.

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