Category Archives: Inside Germany

Welcome to Rügen

During this time, people are anxious to get out into the open once again. It´s normal, if you consider that the average living space in Germany is just a little more than 40 square meters per person. That´s why they … Continue reading

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Here we go again to Weimar…

I´ve still got some unkept promises. Some of those are to still take You further through Weimar. Now that the poster depicting the Cranach altar in St.Peter & Paul (Herderkirche) is up in my office, I´ve got another incentive to … Continue reading

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Another day, another saint…

Martin Luther already complained about the number of holidays – just as he complained against too many fixed hours of prayer – without giving time and space to some honest work. Well, in this week of the “Ice Saints” (Eisheilige) … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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Daily bread and more…

In times, when people are not just worried about daily bread, but so much more about toilet paper for the next decade, it´s opportune to listen to Dr. Martin Luther explaining the basic question:  What is meant by daily bread? … Continue reading

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+ Frohe Weihnachten + ein gesegnetes neues Jahr 2020 +

Kommt und lasst uns Christus ehren, Herz und Sinnen zu ihm kehren; singet fröhlich, lasst euch hören, wertes Volk der Christenheit. Sünd und Hölle mag sich grämen, Tod und Teufel mag sich schämen; wir, die unser Heil annehmen, werfen allen … 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 (1.Teil)

Papa fing seine Briefe oft mit der Redeweise an: “Wer eine Reise tut, der weiß etwas zu erzählen…” Nach unserer Reise ins Nachbar- und Grenzland Polen haben wir wieder viele Bilder, Eindrücke und Geschichten gesammelt. Davon soll dieser Blog nun … Continue reading

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Reaching out with the gospel…

Some critical reflections on preaching weekly at the local school this 1st Quarter: Bericht – Modern 1.  Preach you the Word and plant it home         To men who like or like it not,      The Word that … Continue reading

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No matter what happens…

  “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” (Jewish Proverb) And going from the US Midwest to Germany’s heartland is no different. Can you imagine the poor girl, who thought I ran off with her suitcase … Continue reading

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