Category Archives: Histories, biographies and other stories

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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Sommerferien 2019: Einmal Masuren und zurück (Teil 7)

Schöne Zeiten fliehen im Nu dahin und gerade erfüllte Tage scheinen zu kurz. Wir hätten noch vieles machen können, aber wie schon wiederholt festgestellt und Heino immer noch singt: “Der Wagen, der rollt…” Königsberg war hoch auf unserer Liste, weil … Continue reading

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Sommerferien 2019: Fahrt nach Masuren und zurück (5.Teil)

Als Matt in Lesotho hörte, dass unsere Einleitung bereits vier Teile hat und wir noch immer nicht in Masuren angelangt sind, fand er das typisch. Lustig auch. Nun ja, ich verspreche, dass es nicht mehr lange dauert und wir bald … Continue reading

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Hunting stories and other memories…

Our class martriculated in 1979, so it´s time for the 40th anniversary and a happy reunion. Those of us, who have remained in Wartburg, have kicked up a big storm and are just ready for the party to get going. … Continue reading

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On our way – Quasimodogeniti

Well, that first Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti) was special. Celbrating Friederike´s birthday, going to church in St. Magdalena (Halle) and visiting Eisleben/Mansfeld afterwards. It was a good day to consider the brevity of life and the great blessings of Holy … Continue reading

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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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