What is the religion of love? Part 1

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From the Field May 16, ’16 Sometimes we hear the unenlightened say that Islam is a religion of love. These people either have not read much in the Koran or are, I am sorry to say, simply lying. Just consider the following from Islam’s own holy book. Islam teaches: Sura 4:101 – are the Read More . . . read more

Pentecost is Approaching – May 15th

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From the Field May 3, ’16 Pentecost Celebration It is a sad commentary that among some Christian churches, the big thing about Pentecost seems to be the miracles: sound of a mighty rushing wind, tongues of fire over the heads of apostles, and speaking in tongues. This year as with every year we celebrate Pentecost Read More . . . read more

France and Germany Upcoming

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From the Field April 20, ’16 The CLC Mission Board has approved my going to France and Germany some time after the June CLC Convention. My trips in 2013 and 2014 were assisted by my friend Pastor Horst Gutsche, who acted in the capacity of translator and tour guide. In addition to CLC members who Read More . . . read more
From the Field April 5, ’16 Who was the first to use the phrase ‘Great Commission? Some historical evidence points at Justinian von Weltz(1621-1688). Nearly 200 years later, it was Hudson Taylor, missionary to China, who really popularized the use of the phrase to describe Matthew 28:19-20. While von Weltz has been called a Dutch Read . . . read more

We Celebrate the Resurrection

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From the Field March 24, 2016 Tonight we celebrate the Lord’s giving communion, tomorrow we celebrate His sacrifice on Calvary, and on the third day we celebrate: Jesus’ Resurrection Unless we read over all four accounts carefully we can get confused as to what and when things happened in connection with our Lord rising again Read More . . . read more
From the Field March 8, ’16 Burma – The presence of Christians in the kingdom of Malea (North Burma) in the ninth century is recorded along with other south Asia centers by Didacus de Couto. It should be remembered that Marco Polo discovered Nestorian Christians amongst the Shans when the Mongol armies entered Burma in Read More . . . read more

India Pastoral Visitation Report

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From the Field Feb. 20, ’16 In the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church there are new pastors and preachers that were accepted for study over two years ago. One of the privileges and blessings for me is to be able to visit the new men in their home and village. We do this to better know Read More . . . read more

Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession

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From the Field Feb. 13,’16 Statistics: 13 pastors, 3 in the Bible Institute, 16 congregations, 978 souls. When I first visited Nigeria in Jan. 1984, I thought I had seen and learned so very much. When I later lived there as a resident alien for eleven years(86-90, 98-05), I found out so much more and Read More . . . read more

A Taste of India Jan. ’16 From the Field

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A Taste of India – January 2016‏ From the Field I have the pleasure this month of working with the new CLC Missionary, Peter Evensen. In order to give you a taste of the work and joy I am reporting on several Sunday services at which both of us preached. Jan. 10 – We worshiped Read More . . . read more
It is a New Year. Let’s have a healthy attitude in facing it. Two poets below give some direction and insight. This is of course reflecting Scripture. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but Read More . . . read more