Monthly Archives: December 2020

Zuletzt hat Gott geredet durch seinen Sohn…

Die Einleitung zum Hebräerbrief Nachdem Gott vorzeiten vielfach und auf vielerlei Weise geredet hat zu den Vätern durch die Propheten, hat er zuletzt in diesen Tagen zu uns geredet durch den Sohn, den er eingesetzt hat zum Erben über alles, … Continue reading

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Predigt an Heiligabend

Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, dass ein Gebot von dem Kaiser Augustus ausging, dass alle Welt geschätzt würde. Und diese Schätzung war die allererste und geschah zur Zeit, da Quirinius Statthalter in Syrien war. Und jedermann ging, dass … Continue reading

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Weihnachtsrundbrief von Webers in Wittenberg

Es weihnachtet sehr und das Jahr 2020 als annus horribilis liegt Gott sei Dank gesund überstanden hinter uns. Das neue Kirchenjahr ist gut im Schuss und mit ihm die Hoffnung, dass es im nächsten Jahr viel besser wird. Schließlich dürfen … Continue reading

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God is full of pleasant surprises & promises a happy ending

Tomorrow is the 4th Sunday in Advent and the holy Apostle encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice, because the Lord is near!” (Phil.4,4-5b). The Old Testament lesson takes us a long way back – … Continue reading

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Mourning in lonely exile here… (LSB 357)

Yes, that´s how it goes. Crying out for some rain and then when it arrives – as the clock strikes four (16h00) – it´s just so inconvenient. I´m out on my bicycle for some exercise before it´s too dark. Repeatedly … Continue reading

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Review of some essays on Sasse

This volume is a fine tribute to Hermann Otto Sasse, born in Sonnenwalde on 17th July 1895. A colorful addition complementing the series “Oberurseler Hefte”, masterfully edited by prolific Werner Klän:  bilingual, international, scholarly, sometimes with literary flair and whiffs … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 3rd Advent

Looking forward to preach on the “Benedictus” (Lk.1,67-79) tomorrow. That´s looking closer at St. John the Baptist under the watchword from Isaiah 40: “In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; Look, the Sovereign Lord comes as a victorious … Continue reading

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Weihnachten in Wittenberg

Even as political powers plan another shut-down and churches look at means and ways to share the joy of Christmas in this dark and dreary time, we share a copy of our annual mailing – thanks to the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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“Judensau”: Polemical challenge

Luther and the Jews. That´s a mouthful. Thomas Kaufmann has said, what is to be said and the recent publication on the “Wittenberger Sau” gives an update on the present controversy. It´s causing waves even across the Atlantic as Nathaniel … Continue reading

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Just another morning in Advent

Got a letter from the superintendent asking for a police clearance certificate (Führungszeugnis). So, I got out of the den – and surprise, surprise – the earth is turning, all the world´s on the move and life is going on … Continue reading

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