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One of Our Own

By Sue Sprang SYNOD – The following letter was recently received from Pastor Chris Laughlin – also known as Chaplain or Major Christopher Laughlin. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Laughlin is currently serving at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and will complete his one-year tour of duty this spring.  He previously served Grace Lutheran […]

The good years

By Sue Sprang NEW ERA – “It was a good year,” said C. J. Clark, as he reflected on last year’s summer camp and looked toward this year’s upcoming season, “and we expect this year to be a good one, too.” Clark is the executive director of Living Water Ministries (LWM), a joint program of […]

Keeping it fresh

By Sue Sprang SYNOD – It’s no surprise that Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, Ohio) sees the formation of church leaders to be its foremost task. Faculty member Dr. Walter (Wally) Taylor, professor of New Testament for the past 35 years and director of doctoral studies since 2002, points out that Trinity, in fact, goes a […]