Category Archives: Histories

As a deer longs for streams of water…

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!I thirst for God, for the living God. I say, “When will I be able to go and appear in God’s presence?”I cannot eat; I weep day … Continue reading

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The summons of death comes to all of us…

Luther´s return from the Wartburg was risky business, but the theological doctor, pastor and professor foresaw worse if he´d remain hidden in exile and not address the serious issues in Wittenberg, but let the riot run loose. In Wittenberg things … 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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Trust only in God (C.H. Spurgeon)

During the oral part of practical theology in the first theological examination Professor Dr. Wilhelm Rothfuchs gave me an unseen quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I was to put it into context and evaluate it step-by-step. Thankfully, I had read … Continue reading

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He´s out – and nobody will stop Him now + Thank God +

Well, in nine months is Christmas – if our good Lord hasn´t returned by then. Signs are good, that His coming is as close as never 😊   It´s fascinating to see, how fast everything is changing around us. Suddenly the daily … Continue reading

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Working in the Lord´s vineyard…

Professor Paul Eber´s children hired Lucas Cranach the Younger to paint an epitaph for their father in 1569. The artist uses the association of the name “Boar” to make the connection to Psalm 80 verses 12-16, which Pope Leo X … Continue reading

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The adoration of the shepherds

In 1562 Caspar Niemegk died. He was but 45 years old. He left behind his childless wife Anna. She commissioned Lucas Cranach the Younger to paint an epitaph for her husband, which would comfort her by pointing out the true … 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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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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Review: Equality of believers

Here’s my review of Richard Elphick, 2012: “The equality of  believers. Protestant missionaries and the racial politics of South Africa.” review-equality-of-believers .

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