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Rev. Virgil F. Thompson

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Managing Editor

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Gonzaga University
502 East Boone Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99258
United States

Company Description: Gonzaga University is a private, four-year comprehensive university. Gonzaga's educational philosophy is based on the 450-year Ignatian model that aims to educate...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Managing Editor
    Lutheran Quarterly journal
  • Managing Editor
    LQ
  • Managing Editor Gonzaga University

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Editorial Staff - Lutheran Quarterly
www.lutheranquarterly.com, 16 June 2014 [cached]
Virgil F. Thompson, Managing Editor Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
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Virgil F. Thompson, Managing Editor Spokane, WA
Council of Editorial Advisors Charles Arand Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
WordAlone - New Church Association to Be Launched
www.wordalone.net, 26 Mar 2001 [cached]
Inspiring contemporary praise music, worship and communion inaugurated the convention as attendees considered Bible reflection by Virgil "Bud" Thompson, a Lutheran pastor from Spokane, WA, and managing editor of the Lutheran Quarterly journal.
Thompson compared the present situation in the Lutheran church to the people of Israel being kept as slaves in Egypt before the time of Moses. Thompson said, "There have been 1,000 different faces through the ages, but always the same voice of Pharaoh, 'You don't have to believe it, you just have to do it'...Pharaoh has confused himself with God."
After noting that the ELCA has been pursuing "one ideology after another," he said it was most disturbing that the ELCA has confused law and gospel, seeking from the law what cannot be accomplished except by what the gospel proclaims.
"You can't make faith by imposing law," said Thompson. "The law makes us aware of sin. You can't use the law to accomplish only what God can accomplish. Thompson also noted that when Martin Luther's opponents could not to back up their position with scripture, like the ELCA they would also argue, "The church, the church, the church..."
Law-Gospel Preaching - Lutheran Quarterly
www.lutheranquarterly.com [cached]
"Lucky Beggars" - A sermon on Mark 1:40-45 by Virgil Thompson
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"Heaven and Hell" - A sermon on Luke 16 by Virgil Thompson
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"Peace against Fear" - An Easter Sermon on John 20 by Virgil Thompson
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Virgil Thompson LQ managing editor Create a free website
About Lutheran Quarterly. . .
www.lutheranquarterly.com, 22 April 2011 [cached]
Virgil F. Thompson, Managing Editor, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Christopher Hershman
www.wordalone.org, 26 Mar 2001 [cached]
Inspiring contemporary praise music, worship and communion inaugurated the convention as attendees considered Bible reflection by Virgil "Bud" Thompson, a Lutheran pastor from Spokane, WA, and managing editor of the Lutheran Quarterly journal.
Thompson compared the present situation in the Lutheran church to the people of Israel being kept as slaves in Egypt before the time of Moses.Thompson said, "There have been 1,000 different faces through the ages, but always the same voice of Pharaoh, 'You don't have to believe it, you just have to do it' ... Pharaoh has confused himself with God."
After noting that the ELCA has been pursuing "one ideology after another," he said it was most disturbing that the ELCA has confused law and gospel, seeking from the law what cannot be accomplished except by what the gospel proclaims.
"You can't make faith by imposing law," said Thompson."The law makes us aware of sin.You can't use the law to accomplish only what God can accomplish."Thompson also noted that when Martin Luther's opponents could not to back up their position with scripture, like the ELCA they would also argue, "The church, the church, the church ... "
But referring back to the Exodus story, he said, "The more the people of God resisted, the more they multiplied and spread ... Truth conquers.
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