Godwin and Sunday – the narrow and hard, the wide and easy

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Post Date: November, 2014
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From the Field Nov. 14, 2014 In our Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession Pastor E. E. Essien was the head pastor. Though he had a large family (13)that did not keep him from taking in children of other relatives who were in need. This is the practice of considering the family beyond the nuclear Read More Read More

Onward Christian Soldiers Nov. 1, 2014

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From the Field Nov. 1, 2014 Onward Christian Soldiers In his Art of War Sun Tzu has a major point on ‘Deception – All warfare is based on Deception.’ When it comes to our spiritual warfare this is not the case. The deceiver is satan the enemy. On the other hand, “We have renounced disgraceful, Read More Read More

The Invisible Hand

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Post Date: October, 2014
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The Invisible Hand Oct. 16, 2014 In the study of economics I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term ‘the invisible hand’ which referred to the operation of the market with thousands and thousands of decisions made to buy and sell, in demand and supply. The point is that no government or Read More Read More

Celebrating the Reformation

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Post Date: October, 2014
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From the Field Oct. 2, 2014 This month yet again we commemorate what God did through the Lutheran Reformation. What better way to celebrate God’s work of restoring to the church so many basic truths of His Word than to preach and teach these? We did just that at Grebenhain, Germany on Aug. 29-31, when Read More Read More

Brothers Together in Unity

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Post Date: September, 2014
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From the Field September 19, ’14 How pleasant and how fair for brothers to dwell together in unity. Ps. 133:1 Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Pastor Jean Pierre Blanchard and his wife Catharine in Athis Mons south of Paris. Though many miles and a great ocean separate us, we are united in our Read More Read More

Down the Switchback

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Post Date: September, 2014
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From the Field September 5, 2014 There arises a question in working overseas whether the missionary should drive himself or hire drivers. One concern is what kind of liability would be involved if there was an accident and even if someone were killed in an accident. In our first term in Nigeria both my wife Read More Read More

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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Post Date: August, 2014
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From the Field August 19, 2014 We started the Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria to train our pastors beginning in January 1987. Twelve men began with eight of those graduating. In the first years we had quite a number of applicants. While we sought to filter out trouble, it came nonetheless. The devil was not Read More Read More

A Tale of Three Bobs

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Post Date: August, 2014
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From the Field August 11, 2014 One of the beginning students at our Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria in 1987 was Ndua Bob. He had been our preacher at a preaching station on a hillside village on the outskirts of the large city of Calabar. The little congregation there tried to put up walls for Read More Read More

Larry and the Driver

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Post Date: August, 2014
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From the Field July 26, 2014 In October of 2008 a visitation was carried out to the UMELC(which became the CLC of Myanmar) by Mission Board member Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde(who was a missionary in Thailand) and me. A two day seminar was held with attendance Read More

Larry and the Driver

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From the Field July 26, 2014 In October of 2008 a visitation was carried out to the UMELC(which became the CLC of Myanmar) by Mission Board member Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde(who was a missionary in Thailand) and me. A two day seminar was held with attendance at 70-80. The executive committee of fifteen men was Read More Read More