Lutheran Spokesman

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


Author: Steven Karp

George Stoeckhardt

Written by Steven Karp | January, 2016
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American-German Theologian & Professor (17 February 1842 – 9 January 1913) One can say that what C.F.W. Walther was for dogmatics (the study of Bible doctrine) for the Lutheran church in North America, George Stoeckhardt was for exegesis (the translation and explanation of the Holy Scriptures). After coming to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1878, Stoeckhardt was […] Read More

J.P. Koehler, 1859-1951

Written by Steven Karp | July, 2016
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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 to […] Read More

Franz Pieper (1852-1931)

Written by Steven Karp | April, 2016
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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 1878, took over Walther’s position as a professor […] Read More