Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah on the 175th Anniversary of the founding of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to talk about the founding of Die Deutsche Evangelical-Lutherische Synode von Missouri, Ohio, und Andern Staaten as it was called in the original German. Hear about why German Lutheran immigrated to the United States, what daily life and congregational life was like for these immigrants, why it became necessary to organize as a synod, who the original congregations were, and how education played a role in the forming of the Synod.
Read the article referenced in this conversation at witness.lcms.org/2022/die-deutsche-evangelisch-lutherische-synode-von-missouri-ohio-und-andern-staaten.
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