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Missiological formation in seminary education in South Africa

St. Paul was probably the missionary par excellence. Winfred Boniface did quite a magnificent job of missionizing the Germans. Hudson Taylor in China could be quite relevant as a missionary to the Far East too. However all three did not … Continue reading

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There´s a skeleton in our lift

Check it out: That´s what they found, when they dug deeper into the foundations of the Old Latin School to fit in the elevator (lift). Remember, it was originally part of the bigger cemetary of St.Mary´s and there was a … Continue reading

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St.Maurice and Luther

For only one year Hans Luder sends his fourteen year old son Martin – it is 1497 –  to the cathedral school attached to the St. Mauritius abbey founded in Magdeburg back in 937 AD. Another reason to look a … Continue reading

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Church of God, elect and glorious…

Well, two tramps dropped in this morning. Funny guys. Friendly too. The one was dressed up in clerical vestments. I presume, Karlstadt looked something like that. Not shaved, green stole even in this festive Eastertide and without collar, but blue … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Weber: Wittenberger, Namensvetter & Hausgenosse

Wer “Wilhelm Weber” googelt wird nicht nur in Wittenberg fündig. Natürlich ist hier zuerst das geniale Stadtkind aus dem 19. Jahrhundert die Rede. Der dem Postamt Hausname und Straßenaddresse verliehen hat, aber auch in der Collegienstraße wohnhaft und in unserer … Continue reading

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„Priest and Prophet“ (Georg Merz)

The prophet is compelled to go into the world, before the public; he must dare to fight, he must confront the enemy, he cannot escape having “enemies”. He is obliged to draw sharp lines of difference; he must point his … Continue reading

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David Schneider + 20.2.2020 +

David was a missionary in the Philippines before coming to Enhlanhleni, Umsinga/KZN. He was the successor of Dr. Daniel Mattson, who also worked for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and specifically for “World Missions.” He was a very sociable man, who … Continue reading

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Walking with “Rübezahl”

Good times up North in the Czech Republic deep in the Krkonose mountains (Riesengebirge). It´s not just about the snow, but being in remote wilderness areas – somewhat like the “Schwarzwald” and the “Erzgebirge”, which we visited previously. Back in … Continue reading

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So halte ich es mit dem Hl. Abendmahl…

0.   Mein lieber Friedrich… Zu lange schon liegt diese Aufgabe auf meinem Schreibtisch. Zuerst wollten wir uns im Brauhaus treffen, um über einem Bier dieses Thema aufzugreifen. Du wolltest von mir hören, wie wir es den mit dem Abendmahl halten … Continue reading

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Sommerferien 2019: Zurück von Masuren (Teil 8)

Den Rückweg nahmen wir quer durch Polen. Nicht über die nördliche Pommernroute. Nicht Stettin, Kösslin oder Kolberg an der Ostsee. Dahin kommen wir hoffentlich noch einmal. Auch nicht über die fast so schnelle Route über Warschau. Nicht dieses Mal. Sondern … Continue reading

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