Lutheran Spokesman

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

Subscribe
1 2

Articles by Pastor Mike Eichstadt:

Who Won?

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From a Pastor's Desk,Series
Post Tags:
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT What can a baby do? “Not much!” would seem to be the obvious answer. A newborn cannot walk or speak or send a text. Much of early infancy is spent in eating and sleeping. Yet there is one thing babies can do better than almost anyone else. Without any […] Read More

I Could Never Do That!

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From the CLC President
Post Tags:
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Publicly post ninety-five theses critical of the church’s money-making practice of indulgences. Question and eventually oppose the Pope himself. Stand before the Holy Roman Emperor and other powerful officials and when ordered to recant, instead state, “Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason . . . I […] Read More

Surprise!… Again!

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From the CLC President
Post Tags:
Surprises. They make up a big part of Christmas anticipation, don’t they? Packages of all shapes and sizes begin to appear under the tree, and with them the growing expectation of wonderful, exciting surprises. Who knows what might be in that small, square box—perhaps a ring? And it’s not just the presents we give and […] Read More

What If…?

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From the CLC President,Series
Post Tags:
Jesus’ cry:  “It is finished!”  was completely validated by the angel’s declaration: “He is not here; he has risen”  (Matthew 28:6 NIV84). What if . . . ? What if you had been born a hundred years earlier? What if you had chosen a different career path? What if you had never met your spouse? […] Read More
“Would you like to hold her?” Those are some of my favorite words to hear when I visit new parents. So with that invitation I carefully cradled all 6 lbs. 10 oz. of a precious little girl barely seven hours old. I never grow tired of seeing the wonder firsthand of a child “knit together” […] Read More

Who Won?

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From a Pastor's Desk
Post Tags:
Whether it is believed or not, truth remains truth. “What a game last night! You should have been there!” you breathlessly tell your coworker the next morning. “The lead changed every inning. Did you hear about the bases-loaded home run and the unbelievable catch by the center fielder in the ninth?” But finally, what your […] Read More
No cell phone bars! There we were on the road somewhere in Missouri, completely out of touch with everyone! It doesn’t happen very often, does it? We expect to be able to reach out to almost anyone at any time via voice, text message, or e-mail. We count on these means to stay in touch […] Read More
A REFORMATION MESSAGE FROM OUR CLC PRESIDENT The troops are withdrawing and coming home. The Wall Street Journal reports that the remaining US combat forces will leave Afghanistan sometime in 2016, after a bloody fifteen year conflict. Not many, however, are calling it a victory. The enemy has not surrendered. Battles continue to rage. Political […] Read More
Dear fellow laborers in the Lord’s harvest field: “I’ve always encouraged my children to consider the public ministry for their life’s work, but now… I don’t know.” That was the very honest comment of a congregation member troubled by all the recent struggles and pressures that congregations and pastors in our fellowship have faced. How […] Read More
CLC President’s Report to the 31st Convention Dear saints in Christ and fellow workers in His kingdom: Does it matter? Does what we do here make any real, significant, positive, lasting difference? If it does, we have reason and incentive to get to work; if not, what’s the point? From a human perspective we have […] Read More