Category Archives: Histories

Meteora: In himmlischen Höhen (10)

Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual und so wars auch mit uns. Griechenland in 3 Wochen hat natürlich auch endlose Möglichkeiten und so haben wir allerlei Szenarien durchgespielt: Inselbesuch (Santorini/Korfu), die heiligen Klöster vom Athos, Spuren des Paulus in … Continue reading

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Governed by the Word…

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 12 – and it´s good reading in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 123-126: The spiritual explanation of the First Commandment has … Continue reading

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“Battle of nations”: The story of winning and loosing

Well, this time around it was but a day in the park, whereas at the time of war, this was one of the worst calamities to hit Leipzig – this Battle of Leipzig (October 1813: “Völkerschlacht”). It was not the … Continue reading

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You must utterly destroy them…

Moses goes on to show some other instances of godlessness against the First Commandment and moves on to discuss the outward act—all, of course, in proper sequence. Since first he has set straight the heart, the source of works, he then … Continue reading

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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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