Category Archives: Histories

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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We need missionaries!

On the 7th December 1950 Superintendent of Lutheran Missions Christoph Johannes jr wrote the following request for younger missionaries as the present generation was getting on in years. This request was published in the first “Missionsblatt” edited by Rev. Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm … Continue reading

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Our “Missionsblatt”

65 years ago Rev. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Hopf started as editor of the “Missionsblatt”. This was one of his many tasks, which he faithfully fulfilled many years – even decades. In the first edition that he published he gave the following … Continue reading

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Kommentar: Tag der Befreiung

Die Kapitulation des “Dritten Reiches”, der Tag der Befreiung am 8. Mai vor 70 Jahren ist Anlass dieses Beitrages. Ist es notwendig, ein kirchliches Schuldbekenntnis abzulegen und wie ist ein solches Bekenntnis theologisch einzuordnen? Diesen Fragen widmet sich der Kommentar … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Monday, the 12th January 2015

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. (Gen 6:8 KJV) But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved. (Act 15:11 KJV) The story of Noah is remarkable. Today’s verse … Continue reading

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