Category Archives: Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

St. Anthony preaches to the fishes

My father told me the story. It happend in Pella near Wartburg. Long time before I went to school there. Pastor Karl Meister was a grumpy old man, just as short as his temper. Never really got to grips with … Continue reading

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Wenn Steine reden könnten…

Liebe Wittenberger Festgäste am heutigen 100-jährigen Kirchweihjubiläum (16. Dezember 2021) Euer Pastor Helmut Paul hat mir „etwas über Steine“ aufgegeben. Darum das Thema: „Wenn Steine reden könnten…” Wenn sie es könnten, hätten sie uns viel zu sagen – gerade hier … Continue reading

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Missiological formation in seminary education in South Africa

St. Paul was probably the missionary par excellence. Winfred Boniface did quite a magnificent job of missionizing the Germans. Hudson Taylor in China could be quite relevant as a missionary to the Far East too. However all three did not … Continue reading

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David Schneider + 20.2.2020 +

David was a missionary in the Philippines before coming to Enhlanhleni, Umsinga/KZN. He was the successor of Dr. Daniel Mattson, who also worked for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and specifically for “World Missions.” He was a very sociable man, who … Continue reading

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So halte ich es mit dem Hl. Abendmahl…

0.   Mein lieber Friedrich… Zu lange schon liegt diese Aufgabe auf meinem Schreibtisch. Zuerst wollten wir uns im Brauhaus treffen, um über einem Bier dieses Thema aufzugreifen. Du wolltest von mir hören, wie wir es den mit dem Abendmahl halten … Continue reading

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Obituary for Ben Mathibe Mokopanele (Ps.147,3)

At the funeral of our long-time student representative at the Lutheran Theological Semianary in Tshwane the rector was absent and so was his representative. So the MC asked me to say a few words in  commemoration of the deceased, who … 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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Trilateral commission on Apartheid meets again at LTS

Dear Brothers: Here comes a press release providing information on the latest meeting of the Trilateral commission on  Apartheid, placed at your disposal: press-release-trilateral-commission-sept-2016 Regards and blessings, Werner Klän Prof. Dr. Werner Klän Lutherische Theologische Hochschule Oberursel Systematische Theologie Altkönigstraße 150 … Continue reading

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Pastor Ndwalane + 28.4.2016

Our Lord and triune God has called home out of this life into His eternity our dear brother in Christ P.Ndwalane last Thursday, the 28th April 2016. In the last years he was living in the vicinity of the Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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Salem Seminary 75th anniversary

This year 2016 it is seventy-five years ago that Superintendent Christoph Johannes started a seminary in Salem (Mpumalanga) to train evangelists and assistants. Due to the great war it took some time, before the following report was given about this start-up: Seminary … Continue reading

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