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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of influential and important Lutheran leaders and theologians.
Carl Monrad Gullerud was born into the Norwegian Synod in 1908. His father was a pastor in that synod, serving in Tracy, Minnesota; and when the majority agreed Read More

Edmund Reim 1892-1969

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“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.” In Professor Reim, the Lord gave much to the CLC. Much Read More
Martin Franzmann was born on January 29, 1907 in Lake City, Minnesota; a town situated on the bank of the Mississippi River between Wabasha and Red Wing. The son of Pastor William Franzmann and his wife Else, Martin Franzmann was brought up in the raucous atmosphere of a Lutheran parsonage filled with nine children (six sons and three daughters). Read More

J.P. Meyer, 1873-1964

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The white-haired man was easily recognized by all as he took his regular walk to the post office in his dark suit and tie, for he seldom wore an overcoat or hat even in the Wisconsin winters. Who was this hardy gentleman? His parents had named him John Peter Carl Meyer, but he often went by J. P. Meyer or, more familiarly, Nixie. (nix is Read More

J.P. Koehler, 1859-1951

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For forty-nine years, John Phillip Koehler had faithfully served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) as a parish pastor, a professor at Northwestern College, and a professor and president of the Wauwatosa Seminary. Then, in 1929, the seminary board suspended him from teaching and administrative duties, and in 1930 fired him. He then had Read More

Franz Pieper (1852-1931)

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LUTHERAN LEADERS AS WE APPROACH THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION, WE TAKE A BRIEF LOOK AT THE LIVES OF INFLUENTIAL AND IMPORTANT LUTHERAN LEADERS AND THEOLOGIANS
When C.F.W. Walther died in 1881, Franz Pieper, who had been teaching dogmatics at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri since Read More

David Henkel (1795–1831)

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LUTHERAN LEADERS As We Approach The 500Th Anniversary Of The Reformation, We Take A Brief Look At The Lives Of Influential And Important Lutheran Leaders And Theologians
Everyone knows that to work efficiently, you should use the right tool for the job. Throughout the Lutheran Leaders series, we have seen how Read More

Adolf Hoenecke (1835-1908)

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AS WE APPROACH THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION, WE TAKE A BRIEF LOOK At THE LIVES OF INFLUENTIAL AND IMPORTANT LUTHERAN LEADERS AND THEOLOGIANS
What would you expect from a child born to a religiously indifferent father, whose body—weakened by typhoid fever—made a military Read More