Month: October 2014

LHF Finnish translator defrocked for faithful teaching

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – Christian persecution can take many forms. For Rev. Juhana Pohjola, LHF translator and project coordinator in Finland, it’s that he’s been formally defrocked (deemed “unfit to be a pastor”) by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, or ELCF. What was Rev. Pohjola’s offense? Simply teaching according to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. “In … Read More

Catechism comes to Nias Island, Indonesia

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 – World-class surfing.  Magnificent undersea diving. Ancient cultures and amazing architecture. All these things draw tourists to Nias, a small Indonesian island located just north of the equator in the Indian Ocean. But Rev. Matthew Heise, LHF executive director, recently traveled to Nias for a very different reason: to bring Luther’s Small Catechism to the … Read More

LHF begins work on Korean Book of Concord

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Though the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is still two years away, the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK), in partnership with LHF, is already planning to celebrate in a most fitting way: by translating and publishing a new edition of the Korean Book of Concord. The need for good Lutheran materials in the Korean language is … Read More