Category Archives: History

The Bible — A Five Part Miniseries is Coming to the History Channel on 3.3.13

“Go!” has promoted this Bible miniseries in a previous posting but in case you didn’t see that posting, here it is again! The Bible will be an effective tool to encourage people to read and study the Bible. The Bible … Continue reading

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The Bible — A Five Part Miniseries is Coming to the History Channel on 3.3.13

The Bible is an epic five-week, 10 hour television miniseries premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel from Emmy Award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Each week the History Channel will show episodes on … Continue reading

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Witness to Christ Using a Visual Feast

Throughout the ages, God has used the imaginative abilities of artists to proclaim His message of judgment and mercy.   Sculptor, paintings, drawings, ceramics, architecture and more recently, print making, photography, and electronic media such as computer and digital graphics testify … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 5)

In last Monday’s posting, we summarized Johann Gerhard’s theological position regarding world-wide evangelization. Gerhard’s position had a profound influence on Lutherans and their “slow” response to the Lord’s commission to “Go!”  This week’s posting identifies additional dogmatic barriers that influenced … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 4)

Why were subsequent generations of “Lutheran theologians, the intellectual children and grandchildren of Luther” resistant to responding to the Lord’s Great Commission to send missionaries to the ends of the earth?  Some reasons have already been highlighted in this paper, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 3)

In light of Luther’s stated position (see previous Monday postings) one might expect that subsequent generations of Lutherans would be enlisting to travel overseas to distant islands to “convert ev’ry nation.” Yet, as Jesuit, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 2)

Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of the presentation is “Luther as Missionary.” This paper was presented at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton on October … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology

Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of the presentation is “Luther as Missionary.” This paper was presented at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton on October … Continue reading

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C.F.W. Walther: Each Christian is a Missionary … Every Church a “Mission House”!

Living in a post-church culture calls for the mobilization of all Christians. Quoting the prophet Joel, Peter says in Acts 2:18, “Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those [last] days, and … Continue reading

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