On January 2, the Church commemorates the life and work of Wilhelm Loehe. Although Loehe lived his entire life in Germany, his teaching and mission efforts affected the world. His work was formative in the establishment of many American congregations as well as Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.
Erika Geiger’s The Life, Work, and Influence of Wilhelm Loehe, 1808–1872, translated from the German by Rev. Wolf Knappe, outlines the impact Loehe had throughout his life. The following excerpt describes Loehe’s meeting with C. F. W. Walther and Friedrich Wyneken (the first and second presidents, respectively, of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) during their trip to Germany. [Read more…] about In Commemoration of Wilhelm Loehe