Celebrate Epiphany Jan. 6th

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Celebrate Epiphany – Jan. 6th From the Field January 6, 2015 There is an ancient tradition that the wise came from as far away as India or China. One tradition has a wise teacher in China disappearing for a long time and then returning to his home village… We don’t know for sure where they Read More . . . read more

Persecution in India

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From the Field Dec. 26, ’14 Having just celebrated His birth, let us take note of the opposition to the proclamation of this great good news. Let us pray the Word of the Lord speeds on and triumphs in the hearts of more people. In a Dec. 18th ‘Washington Post’ article, “Christian Enclave In India Read More . . . read more

Thailand

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From the Field Dec. 3, ’14 In 2006 the CLC’s work in Thailand terminated with the return of the Bohde’s to the USA, due to Pastor Bohde’s severe ill health, actually life-threatening. Thanks to the Lord his health is now very good. My prayer is that we as a synod can return to work in Read More . . . read more
Clausewitz – Pursue one great decisive aim with…‏ From the Field Nov. 28, ’14 Carl von Clausewitz The Prussian military strategist gives us some useful quotes for our work in evangelizing, preaching the Gospel throughout all creation. One of these is “Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” When . . . read more
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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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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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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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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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