Finland

Church and culture: A call to repentance

Much of what we see today in society results from philosophies and teachings that elevate humanity and thereby eliminate God and His Law.

‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – April 2022

This supplement features information about the 175th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, including a brief history of the LCMS by Rev. Cameron MacKenzie.

Finnish Lutherans fully acquitted

On March 30, the Helsinki District Court in Finland issued its decision to acquit both the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen.

Amid war in Ukraine, the church’s mission remains

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.

The end of ‘comfortable’ Christianity

Probably not in this generation, but maybe in the next, Christians in America will likely have to stand before the courts like our fellow Lutherans in Finland.

‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – February 2022

This supplement includes an interview with the Rev. Sawyer Meyers, a church re-planter, and a conversation with Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland.

Biblical truth on trial in Finland

The trial, which began on Jan. 24, stems from the publication of a 2004 pamphlet upholding a biblical view of marriage and sexuality.

LCMS President Harrison: Finnish Parliament member faithfully confesses amid opposition

Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.

‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church

The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.

International Lutheran Council issues statement on persecution of Finnish church

Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.

Finnish bishop charged over biblical teaching on human sexuality

The charges stem from a 2004 booklet published by Luther Foundation Finland.

Finnish Lutherans declare fellowship with LCMS

The decision came during the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland’s annual meeting, held on Nov. 14, 2020.

Network of Young Lutheran Theologians meets

Some 60 participants from Europe and the United States gather for the conference Feb. 12-14 in the Czech Republic.

Nordic Lutheran churches seek ILC membership

The Communion of Nordic Dioceses has approached the International Lutheran Council about its three member churches joining the council.