What is in a name?

What is in a name?‏ From the Field August 22, 2016 When you hear the name ‘Lutheran’ what do you think of? In the USA when that name is used likely people who read the news think of the large Lutheran church (ELCA) and how they tolerate homosexuality among other things. When I tell people Read More

France and Meetings on the Word and Confessional Lutheranism

France and Meetings on the Word and Confessional Lutheranism‏ From the Field August 9, 2016 I recently during July had the pleasure of sitting down with a man in France for three days who is interested in confessional Lutheranism. I will not use his name in this report for several reasons. These meetings were with Read More

Missionary Quotes #3

From the Field July 29, ’16 “Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.” –John Piper “To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.” –John Piper “Go, send, or disobey.” –John Piper “All the money needed to send and support Read More

Missionary Quotes and Slogans 2

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” –Jim Elliot, missionary martyr who lost his life in the late 1950’s trying to reach the Auca Indians of Ecuador. “In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke Read More

Missionary Responsibility

MARTIN LUTHER ON MISSIONARY RESPONSIBILITY – “A Christian does not only have the right and the power to teach the Word of God, but he has an obligation to do so, unless he is willing to forfeit his soul and bring upon himself God’s wrath…And when he is in a place where there are no Read More

Thailand 2016

From the Field June 12, ’16 This is part of a report from Mark Bohde on his recent (March) trip to Thailand. While the CLC no longer is doing outreach in Thailand, we are interested as we did previously work there. Mark is doing independent mission work. The most recent development beyond his report is Read More

The Religion of Love Pt. 2

From the Field May 31,’16 God’s Love in the Qur’an (Koran) (Taken from KITAB No.25-Feb. 2001) Two things are essential when Christians think about the relationship of the gospel to Islam. One is a thorough knowledge of the gospel. The other is a fair and accurate understanding of the teaching of Islam. The New Testament Read More

What is the religion of love? Part 1

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 – [unbelievers)] are the Read More

Pentecost is Approaching – May 15th

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

France and Germany Upcoming

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