At the annual Fort Wayne Symposia on the Lutheran Confessions (20-23 January 2015 at Concordia Theological Seminary) the editors of Gottesdienst will be meeting to determine the next bearer or the Sabre of Boldness. Send in your nominations now! Submit a signed nomination to Fr. Eckardt via e-mail (click here).
The award is given “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity on behalf of the Holy Church of Christ while engaged in the confession of His pure Gospel in the face of hostile forces and at the greatest personal risk.” State the name, address, and telephone number of the nominee and the reasons why he or she is a fitting choice for Sabre Bearer. The degree of the adversity, steadfast resistance to pressures to compromise, heedlessness of threats, and a clear confession of faith are considered. The slate will close on Tuesday, January 20th.
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The Sabre ceremony is in its twentieth year. The list of recipients is below.
Bearers of the Sabre of Boldness
1996 The Reverend Peter C. Bender
1997 The Reverend Jonathan G. Lange
1998 The Reverend Dr. Edwin S. Suelflow
1999 The Reverend Gary V. Gehlbach
2000 The Reverend Peter M. Berg
2001 The Reverend Dr. John C. Wohlrabe
2002 The Reverend Erich Fickel
2003 The Reverend Dr. Wallace Schulz
2004 The Reverend Charles M. Henrickson
2005 The Reverend Edward J. Balfour
2006 Bishop Walter Obare
2007 The Reverend Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn
2008 The Reverend Aaron Moldenhauer
2009 The Reverend Juhana Pohjola
2010 The Right Reverend Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn
2011 The Reverend Brian Saunders
2012 The Reverend Paul Rydecki
2013 Mrs. Katie Schuermann
2014 The Reverend Michael Brockman