Category Archives: Histories, biographies and other stories

Weber memories in Murrayfield 2017

Looking back at 2017 recalls old Moses’s reminder: “Our years quickly pass and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10) We’ll remember my father’s blessed passing just a day after my birthday even as we miss his booming laughter and easy smile … Continue reading

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2nd Holiday of Christmas commemorating the 1st martyr of the church: St. Stephen

Watchword: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to … Continue reading

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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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