More Good Stuff Found by Norm – Meet Matt Harrison the Person: Interview on God Whisperers

We found the following on the God Whisperers site: Episode 72: Matthew Harrison. The interview was done after Rev. Harrison’s presentation to the Southern Orange County Outreach (SOCO)  luncheon, a confessional group in San Juan Capistrano, California. SOCO also doubles as a BJS chapter. The interview reveals some interesting details about Harrison’s hobbies and his translating work and reveals to the synod a great churchman who would make a great and faithful synodical president.


365EE17F33DAF7E42Recorded live from the SOCO luncheon in Newport Beach, a special 3rd microphone edition of The God Whisperers featuring Rev. Matthew Harrison, executive director of LCMS World Relief & Human Care and author of the recently released book At Home in the House of My Fathers. We’re talking banjo, guitar, woodworking, the state of Lutheranism, Lutheran history, works of mercy, and whatever else is on Harrison’s mind. Have a listen.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


More Good Stuff Found by Norm – Meet Matt Harrison the Person: Interview on God Whisperers — 2 Comments

  1. Pastor Harrison’s offered a proposal for missions which is positively gospel. He proposes to give each seminary one million dollars apiece to bring fifty men from countries around the world (Africa, Asia and South America); train them as pastors then have these men return to their native lands as missionaries. They already know the language, culture and people – we train them in Law and Gospel and how to properly preach God’s Word and administer the Sacraments. Now this is a “missional” proposal that makes sense, is biblical in its foundation and one proposal I can and do wholeheartedly support.

    Matthew Harrison in 2010 – for the LC-MS and for the World. We can do this.

  2. Dennis, I agree whole heartedly. I read that proposal in Rev. Harrison’s “Its Time”, then heard him speak about it in Western Missouri workers conference, on ‘God Whispers’ and Issues. Each time I get more excited about it. At Fort Wayne’s symposia last year I, a most ordinary pastor, got to meet and speak to men from Kenya, South Africa, Scandinavian nations, Siberia, and Haiti. It is Missouri’s Time. May these opportunites not slip away. As I read ‘House of My Fathers’, as I hear what Human Care/Lutheran Relief has done. Rev. Harrison is showing himself to be a true theologian, mission minded, mercy promoting, and an excellent administrator (WR/HC is in the black). Yes, we do need Harrison in 2010 – for the LC-MS and the world.

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