Category Archives: Histories, biographies and other stories

Kwaheri, my geliefde

Somewhere – it might have been the “Rapport” or “Beeld” this biography[1] of Dutch Reformed (“Hervormd” – NHK)[2] missionaries, pastors and their families was reviewed and I ordered a copy. It’s been in my shelf for quite a while, until … Continue reading

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Günter Scharlach in Bleckmar, Germany

Here are some pictures of Günter Scharlach’s time as theology student in the Lutheran Mission Seminary, Bleckmar, at the LTH Oberursel i.T. and also in Hamburg at the Mission Academy.

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Die Mitte hält nicht (mehr)?

Einige Gedanken zum Klassiker von Chinua Achebe (1959): things-fall-apart

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Trilateral commission on Apartheid meets again at LTS

Dear Brothers: Here comes a press release providing information on the latest meeting of the Trilateral commission on  Apartheid, placed at your disposal: press-release-trilateral-commission-sept-2016 Regards and blessings, Werner Klän Prof. Dr. Werner Klän Lutherische Theologische Hochschule Oberursel Systematische Theologie Altkönigstraße 150 … Continue reading

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Holiday of the annunciation

Nine months before Christmas the Church commemorates the annunciation to Mary. This is what the evangelist St. Luke records for us and our salvation: “In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town … Continue reading

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Obituary: Justice Pius Langa +

TRIBUTE: FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE PIUS LANGA I have learned with great sadness of the death of former Chief Justice Pius Langa and would like to convey my sincere condolences to his family and friends. As one of the first Judges … Continue reading

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Toyohiko Kagawa + 23.April 1960

Toyohiko Kagawa (賀川 豊彦 Kagawa Toyohiko?, 10 July 1888 – 23 April 1960) was a Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Kagawa wrote, spoke, and worked at length on ways to employ Christian principles in the ordering of society and in cooperatives. His vocation … Continue reading

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Pfarrer Frank Eisel zum Amtsantritt von Papst Franziskus I (SELK INFO)

Ein Kommentar von Frank Eisel, Pfarrer der Selbständigen Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche (SELK) in Wiesbaden.. ————— „Papam habemus“ – die lateinische Formel, mit der die römisch-katholische Kirche eine erfolgreiche Papstwahl verkündet. Etwa 1,196 Milliarden römisch-katholische Christen, von denen die Hälfte der Gläubigen … Continue reading

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Propst Kelter kommentiert den 1. Auftritt des Papstes (SELK Info)

KOMMENTAR: Die römisch-katholische Kirche hat seit dem 13. März 2013 einen neuen Papst: Papst Franziskus. Zu dessen erster Ansprache hat Propst Gert Kelter eine erste Analyse verfasst. ————— Ein Kommentar von Gert Kelter, Pfarrer in Görlitz und Propst im Sprengel Ost … Continue reading

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+ Matthias Flacius Illyricus 1575

Today the Church commemorates the death of one of his highly gifted theologians from Istria, Croatia. Read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Flacius

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