Lutheran Spokesman

"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Read the Article: The Huntsman Dear readers: The unusual linguistic approach in this article is not common fare on these pages. However, to our thinking it is quite an effective way to convey particular spiritual truth(s)—in this case, godly contrition and repentance. With the apostle Read More
Read Article - An "Open Door" in Australia From the Editor: * We thank Pastor Em. Daniel Fleischer, Oakdale, Minn. for this report; Pastor Fleischer, who pastored a number of CLC congregations from 1963-2010 (and served as CLC President Read More
True to form, the past holiday season again had various religious articles in the secular press, like one a week ago in the Sunday newspaper magazine about “How Americans Imagine God.” Interesting reading, beginning with the survey result that supposedly “about nine in 10 Americans believe in God or some higher power.” A number of the Read More

Daniel’s Vision of the Messiah

I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One  like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought  Him near before Him…” Daniel7:13. This “Son of Man,” theMessiah in human form, came riding on the clouds of heaven. Read More
I apologize for an editorial oversight, failing to mention in the hard copy magazine that Brother Paul Koch, "retired" member of our staff, took it upon himself again this year to compile the Daily Readings. Well, they were first compiled for Messiah, Eau Claire, in 2007 (as the cover indicates), but beyond that, Paul readies the copy for Read More
A Christmas Sermonette… As the opening narration for the children’s service will tell us, our Christmas Eve service is constructed around Dr. Martin Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come,” echoing the Christmas angel delivering the good news of the Savior’s birth. I would summarize my remarks this evening with the Read More

Concluding Our Observance Of The Clc’s 50th Anniversary

In the calendar year now drawing to a close, our church body with its respective congregations has individually and collectively marked a half-century of wonderful blessings. As the synod’s official “spokesman,” our little magazine too has been noting the event. Together Read More

It all began as a book review intended for the Lutheran Spokesman. Early in 2009 your editor had in mind to inform our readers of a book of sermons titled Morning Bells at Our Saviour's by Rev. Norman A. Madson(1886-1962)—a book compiled and edited by his son Norman A. Madson, Jr. in memory of his parents. Most of the sermons in the book were Read More

In the aftermath of the Reformation celebration, we append to this "Cross Purposes" feature a brief but timely commentary by Pastor Fleischer. -- Editor

“Pope John Paul II whipped himself with a belt, even on vacation, and slept on the floor as acts of penitence and to bring him Read More