Tag Archives: Dobberstein

What can a pastor give?

This is a question posed in the Monday section of Dobberstein´s Anthology. He collected the Monday readings under the heading: “The Ministry: It´s promise and responsibility.” Two biblical quotes top this section: Thus says the Lord God: Ho, shepherds of … Continue reading

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God´s mercy – the origin of our ministry

In the late 1980´s my father-in-law installed P. Werner Köhne in Wittenberg. At that stage it was not foreseeable that I would be the successor to be installed in 1992. That´s thirty years ago this year. My father-in-law based his … Continue reading

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Jesus, priceless treasure…

In the mornings I read from Dobberstein´s Anthology – just two pages most days. It´s like sitting at breakfast with my father-in-law back in old Wittenberg and discussing our wonderful work and most gracious calling. Obviously, some days are more … Continue reading

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On being alone and together

The following „Solitariness & brotherhood“ is from Hermann Dietzfelbinger´s: „Pastoral care of the pastor” One thing more must be added. It is true that Christ meets me in my brother, but that brother is not Christ. And brotherhood is not … Continue reading

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Busyness and prayer

“That mighty preacher, Thomas Chalmers, was once pondering over why, in spite of all his efforts and enormous popularity, there was not more spiritual outcome to show for it all, and came to this conclusion that he was trusting to … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Saturday, the 17th January 2015

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. (Ps.24:7)  And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from … Continue reading

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On friends, visitors and strangers …

“Friends are thieves of time. And if friends are thieves of time, what shall outsiders, strangers, and those less familiar be? Nevertheless, here you will have need of great wisdom and care, lest, if you avoid too much the companionship … Continue reading

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