Category Archives: Selbstandige Evangelisch — Lutherishche Kirche (SELK)

Martin Luther as Missionary

This paper has been published previously on “Go!” But, I have had requests to publish it again. Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Center for US Missions, Church of the Lutheran Brethren, Concordia Lutheran Mission Society, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Concordia Seminary, Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne), Discipleship, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Istanbal Lutheran Church, Lutheran, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church -- Hong Kong Synod, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Heritage Foundation, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Laymen's League, Lutheran Missiology, Lutheran Reformation, Lutheran Society for Missiology, Lutheran Theological Review, Lutheran Women's Missionary League -- Canada, Lutheran World Federation, Malabar Mission Society, Malagasy Lutheran Church, Martin Luther, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Priesthood of all Believers, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), The Association of Lutheran Missionaries and Pilots -- Canada, The Lutheran Hour, World Missions | Comments Off on Martin Luther as Missionary

The Changing Face of World Lutheranism

For the past two weeks, an article by Dr. Douglas Rutt, “Martin Luthers’s Platzregen in Action: The Changing Face of Global Christianity” in the Concordia Journal (Summer 2014 pages 225-238) has been featured in “Go!”  Dr. Rutt has described the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Christian church, Church of the Lutheran Brethren, Concordia Journal, Concordia Lutheran Mission Society, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Istanbal Lutheran Church, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church -- Hong Kong Synod, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Heritage Foundation, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Laymen's League, Lutheran Missiology, Lutheran Society for Missiology, Lutheran Women's Missionary League -- Canada, Lutheran World Federation, Malabar Mission Society, Malagasy Lutheran Church, Martin Luther, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), World Missions | Comments Off on The Changing Face of World Lutheranism

A New Journal of Lutheran Mission Published

President Matthew C. Harrison of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod explains why a new Journal of Lutheran Mission is being published.  He says,  “It is our desire to follow the tradition of mission that led to the founding of the Missouri Synod, … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Concordia Lutheran Mission Society, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Concordia Seminary, Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne), Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Istanbal Lutheran Church, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church -- Hong Kong Synod, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Laymen's League, Lutheran Missiology, Lutheran Society for Missiology, Lutheran Women's Missionary League -- Canada, Lutheran World Federation, Malagasy Lutheran Church, Martin Luther, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Rural evangelism, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Small Town Evangelism, The Association of Lutheran Missionaries and Pilots -- Canada, The Lutheran Hour, The Lutheran Witness, Transforming Churches Network, Transforming for Missions, Urban Outreach, World Religions | Comments Off on A New Journal of Lutheran Mission Published

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is Collecting Funds to Help Provide Emergency Shelter to 100,000 Affected Families

Canadian Lutheran World Relief has released the following news report: CLWR is accepting donations to help people affected by the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has caused extensive damage and it is estimated that 10,000 people were killed. … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CLWR, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church -- Hong Kong Synod, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran World Federation, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK) | Comments Off on Canadian Lutheran World Relief is Collecting Funds to Help Provide Emergency Shelter to 100,000 Affected Families

The Movement of the Gospel … Caused by the Scorning of God’s Word, Pettiness, and Decadence???

Martin Luther discusses why God moves the Gospel from one region of the world to another: The Gospel was in Egypt, then it was gone; furthermore, it has been in Greece, in Italy, in France and in other lands. Now it … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Concordia Lutheran Mission Society, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church -- Hong Kong Synod, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Missiology, Lutheran Reformation, Lutheran Society for Missiology, Lutheran World Federation, Martin Luther, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missionary, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), World Missions | Comments Off on The Movement of the Gospel … Caused by the Scorning of God’s Word, Pettiness, and Decadence???

The Mission of the Church in an Age of Zombies (continued)

Paul Alms presents an intriguing perspective of the missional challenges facing the Christian church in North America in his published work, “The Mission of the Church in an Age of Zombies.”  This is the second of a number of excerpts … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Church revitalization, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Discipleship, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Missiology, Lutheran World Federation, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Prayer, Rural evangelism, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Small Town Evangelism, Urban Outreach, Witness, World Missions | Comments Off on The Mission of the Church in an Age of Zombies (continued)

Who and What is Your Priority? Those Already Saved or those who Are Lost?

Dr. Douglas Rutt, Director of the International Ministries Division of Lutheran Hour Ministries, reports: Studies indicate that 87 percent of all mission funding across denominations today goes toward work among those who are already Christian. In fact, of the 70,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Christian church, Demographics, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, India Evangelical Lutheran Church, Intercultural Ministry, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Laymen's League, Lutheran Missiology, Men's Network, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Rural evangelism, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Small Town Evangelism, The Lutheran Hour, Urban Outreach, Witness, World Missions | Comments Off on Who and What is Your Priority? Those Already Saved or those who Are Lost?

The Important of Sowing Quality Seed

Sowing the seed (i.e. God’s Word) is central to the missionary task and yet many people downplay the importance of the quality of the seed and focus more on how and where the seed is sown.  C.F.W. Walther reminds us … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Bible, Christian church, Church Planting, Church revitalization, Discipleship, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Missiology, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Rural evangelism, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Small Town Evangelism, Urban Outreach, Witness, Word of God, World Missions | Comments Off on The Important of Sowing Quality Seed

Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada Continues To Recruit Lutherans to become Missionaries

LBTC missionaries desire to serve God by sharing the Gospel with others beyond their homeland. They are willing to live among people in cultures quite different than their own. To meet its purpose as a charity, Lutheran Bible Translators of … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Bible, Bible Translation, Christian church, Discipleship, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, International Lutheran Council, Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Missiology, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Word of God, World Missions | Comments Off on Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada Continues To Recruit Lutherans to become Missionaries

The Post-Church Context – An Excerpt from Dr. Robert Newton’s article in The Lutheran Witness (Part 2)

The Post-Church context presents incredible challenges for local congregations, especially in regard to their Gospel outreach to the unchurched world. First, they are caught off balance.  Having for so long held the position of cultural insiders, they still build their … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta -- British Columbia DIstrict (LCC), Attractional, Christian church, Church revitalization, Demographics, Discipleship, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Evangelism, Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua, Incarnational, Independent Evangelical -- Lutheran Church, Intercultural Ministry, Lutheran Church - Canada Central District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church -- Canada, Lutheran Church -- Canada East District, Lutheran Church in Latin America, Lutheran Church in Mozambique, Lutheran Church of Australia, Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Lutheran Church of Ingria (Russia), Lutheran Church of Nicaragua, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Lutheran Church of Ukraine, Lutheran Church Thailand, Lutheran Church Togo West Africa, Lutheran Missiology, missio Dei, Missiology, Missional, Missional Leadership, Missionary, Priesthood of all Believers, Rural evangelism, Selbstandige Evangelisch -- Lutherishche Kirche (SELK), Small Town Evangelism, The Lutheran Witness, Urban Outreach, Witness | Comments Off on The Post-Church Context – An Excerpt from Dr. Robert Newton’s article in The Lutheran Witness (Part 2)