Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
FW: Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther Bicentennial (1811 – 2011)
Feed: Gnesio Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:19 AM Author: Gnesio Subject: Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther Bicentennial (1811 – 2011)
Celebrate, study and discover the ministry and the legacy of the Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther, the first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), during the Walther Bicentennial. Many LCMS entities and congregations will recognize the bicentennial of Walther's birth with special events, activities and resources starting in 2011 and extending through the 125th anniversary of his death in 2012.
Walther joined the Saxon Germans who immigrated to the United States in 1839 (the date of arrival), and at the age of 27 found himself leader of the group that settled in Perry County, Missouri. In 1847, Walther played a key role in the founding of the LCMS, which now ranks as one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with more than 2.3 million baptized members in some 6,200 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors.
Find out more about Walther, "The Father of the Missouri Synod," and his lasting leadership. Join the celebration.