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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
Keith Nolan Olmanson, longtime pastor of the CLC, was taken to be with the Lord on May 26, 2016. A victory service was held on June 2, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota. Keith Olmanson was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, on July 28, 1929, to Bennett and Helen (née Jacobson) Olmanson and was baptized on September 15. He was 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
Since its genesis, the ILC Tour Choir has always recorded its songs. Every few years it releases an album in order to make those songs available to a broader audience. In this way, people can enjoy the edification of their faith through the beauteous hymns and psalms. Many are unaware, however, of exactly what goes into putting together a Tour Read More
IN MEMORIAM Arvid Gerhard Walter Gullerud was born on January 19, 1920, to Rev. Olaf and Sarah (Tyssen) Gullerud. The family lived about a mile from the small village of Glendorado, Minnesota. In 1934 he was confirmed by his father at nearby Norseland Lutheran Church. Shortly after this. his father passed Read More
TAKING THE GOSPEL ON TOUR In the latest installment of this series, former choir member Randy Wittorp shares his reflections on traveling with the Tour Choir of Immanuel Lutheran College.
The time I spent on tour was some of the most memorable of my years at Immanuel. While many have the 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