Concordia Theological Monthly

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An Excellent Ministry

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ministry, love, jerusalem, angels, anxieties

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


As some of you know, the days of prep school and seminary have a way of fading into idealized dawns and dusks with nothing much in between. Those were the days before Synod's abdication to coeduation, and celibacy had not yet lost its battle in these sacred halls. Engagements were completely unheard of until the day after calls were assigned. Dean Fritz's cryptograms on the summons card had been completely decoded and transferred to the secrecy of the fuse box outside his office door. He referred to it constantly so that there would be no doubt in his mind that you understood the reason for the invitation to consult with him. Kinloch and Bell telephone systems had not yet merged, and the resultant confusion kept everyone alert.


Practical Theology

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars