The Ministry of the Baptized (Editorial)

By Stephen Krueger By now, it is common knowledge that a group of President Kieschnick’s critics have done what was once unthinkable in the LCMS. The group of 100 or so (mostly pastors) have filed a lawsuit, presumably on behalf of the synod, against President Gerald Kieschnick, First Vice-President William Diekelman, and the synod itself….
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Christian Churchmanship (Editorial)

By Stephen Krueger When I was a second year student at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (’72-’73), I happened to catch a course offered by Dr. Oliver Harms, the then past president of the LCMS. The course was entitled, “Christian Churchmanship.” The course was a treat, offered by that Texas, Christian gentleman who oversaw some of…
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Martin Marty’s Martin Luther (Review Article)

By Stephen Krueger Martin Marty sets out on an enormous enterprise in his new biography of Martin Luther as anyone who has seen the recent “Luther” movie can attest. How does one do a satisfactory biography of Luther within the space allotted? The movie, “Luther,” was roundly criticized, among other things, for its patchy coverage…
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The Ministry of the Baptized

By Dale Krueger The most important moment in my life happened when, in my baptism, I was joined to Jesus Christ. The journey of faith that began for me in that moment led to pastoral ministry, a calling I believe that came from the Holy Spirit working through the Gospel. The community of believers where…
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