Tomorrow morning I will be packing and piling up the van, heading off on a three hour drive, drop off Meridith and the girls at her sisters, and make my way via subway into the heart of Manhattan in order to attend the Mockingbird 2010 conference. What is the Mockingbird conference? Mockingbird is an Anglican group who a while back discovered the Lutheran distinction between Law and Gospel, and has made it their mission to pass on this teaching which God has given the Church. From their site: "WHY: Are we called Mockingbird? The name was inspired by the mockingbird’s peculiar gift for mimicking the cries of other birds. In a similar way, we seek to repeat the message we have heard - God’s Word of grace and forgiveness."
Among other presenters at this conference will be the Rev. Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, professor of theology at Concordia University in Irvine, California and an ordained minister in the LC—MS. He has contributed to several books including Christianity for the Tough Minded, The Agony of Deceit, and Christ the Lord. His lecture “The Gospel For Those Broken By The Church” was inspirational in the formation of Mockingbird. (This lecture is available for download for a very fair price at New Reformation Press.) Rod has served as a co-host of the seminal White Horse Inn radio program since its inception twenty years ago.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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