Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg

„Tief ist der Brunnen der Vergangenheit…“ (Thomas Mann)

Die „Alte Lateinschule“ (Siehe https://oldlatinschool.org/)  ist nun schon fast 5 Jahre „so schön wie nie!“  Am 3.Mai 2020 feiert sie bereits zum fünften Mal: „Reformationsfest“, die doch schon 1564 erbaut wurde und heuer zum 455x „Hausweih“ feiern kann. Vielleicht ist … Continue reading

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Morning has broken …

„Vom Aufgang der Sonne bis zu ihrem Niedergang sei gelobet der Name des Herrn“ Roughly translated to fit the music it could go like this “From sunrise to sunset, we laud the good Lord and God.” So, why not join … Continue reading

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My pastor likes Chinese…

My pastor likes Lutherstadt Wittenberg. He´s here frequently – doing divine services at the Old Latin School and/or taking a break from pastoral chores back home at St.Luke´s in Leipzig. So he knows his way around and good spots to … Continue reading

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Job 23: Looking for justification…

Oswald Bayer makes a point of illustrating man´s common pursuit for justification in our time. He goes a long way to prove, that that is a general and practically universal human endeavor, despite others pushing the agenda, that this sort … Continue reading

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Preaching on Job

Well, today´s sermon-writing-day: Job 23. I really like Job. His story is like the Old Testament illustration of Isaiah 52,13-53,13 and the passion of our Lord. There´s a lot of prejudice coming along with me as I start off with … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther: A Sermon on Preparing to Die (1519)

Translated by Martin H. Bertram Introduction Early in May, 1519, Luther’s friend George Spalatin forwarded to him the request of a certain Mark Schart that the Reformer give him some help in dealing with distressing thoughts about death. At the … Continue reading

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Chasing boar and taking care of the Lord´s vineyard

Some 500 years ago – Pope Leo X – was chasing wild boars. In the spectacular Luther film (2003) we see the roman bishop chasing wildly through the Italian forests – trying to catch up with his hounds and to … Continue reading

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Visiting St.Nikolai in Leipzig…

Yesterday the Leipziger Thomaner (Choristers of St. Thomas in Leipzig) started their new season with a divine service in St.Nikolai. Angelika had this on our bucket-list for some time. We left Wittenberg in good time to queue in front of … Continue reading

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“Haus des Handwerks”: English Stammtisch

Kristin Straeuli ne Lange introduced me here to the “English Stammtisch” – where local tourguides like Thomas Glaubig, Margot Rentsch, Thomas Schmid and others meet tourists from around the globe to socialise every Thursday evening from around 19h00 into the … Continue reading

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Bekehrung: Vorher – nachher

Sonntag in Magdeburg – Hauptstadt von Sachsen-Anhalt – und ehemalig “Gottes Kanzelei”. Ein hübsches Städtchen trotz der vielen Bauwerke, Renovierungen und Umleitungen… Wir waren hier zum Gottesdienst mit der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinde von Magdeburg (SELK) Gepredigt habe ich über die Epistel … Continue reading

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