Concordia Theological Monthly

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Inside Missouri Synod

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missouri synod, lutherans, concordia seminary, german, parochial schools, st. louis, luther

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


From what other people had told me, my mental picture of a Missouri Lutheran once took shape as a sort of scaly monster belching me.

But I have changed my mind in the last five years, since I have set out in my first charge, a Presbyterian minister in the thick of Missouri Lutherans. One day early in my pastorate I wanted to look up a reference in a certain volume of theology. The public library of nearby St. Louis did not have a copy of the book. What about Concordia Seminary? Perhaps the Lutherans would let me use their library, perhaps not. It was worth trying. Although I did not find the book in question, I found something far more interesting. People. Friendly people. Missouri Lutherans.


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars