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Concordia Historical Institute held its annual awards banquet, Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Koburg Dining Hall on the campus of Concordia Seminary with 100 people in attendance. Twenty-one awards were given to Lutheran historians for exceptional work in the categories of journal articles, major publications, organizational histories, congregational histories and family histories. Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn was honored with the Institute’s Distinguished Service Award. Click here for the full release listing the recipients and pictures from the event.
Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) is excited to invite you to visit its new museum exhibit, Bringing Christ to the Highlands. The exhibit frames the work of Christ and the Gospel in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a series of cultural paintings by missionary Robert Kroenke, along with an extensive number of artifacts, photographs and quotes from missionary personnel.
Also, be sure to visit the CHI Museum at the LCMS International Center!
Hear the Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink regularly on KFUO Radio on the “Reformation Rush Hour” with the Rev. Craig Donofrio, Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m..
The Fall 2014 issue of the CHI membership newsletter, Historical Footnotes, describes the creation of the new exhibit on the Missouri Synod mission in Papua New Guinea.
Continuing our participation in the 250th anniversary of the city of Saint Louis, we highlight the history and architecture of the Lutheran churches in the city. An online exhibit of this material is also being developed.
This issue also includes information about a new medal commemorating the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus (6 July 1415) and a report on efforts under way to catalog the CHI rare book collection. .
The Winter 2014 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 87, No. 4) highlights the 1917 celebration of the quadricentennial of the Reformation in the Lutheran church bodies of America. There were several mergers of Lutheran synods both proposed and accomplished, as well as calls for joint celebrations. And it took place in the context of the Great War encompassing Europe.
Other articles in this issue include William Wangelin on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: [L. F. E.] Krause’s Moment in Macomb”; a sermon by C. F. W. Walther from 1842, “The Holy Delight and Duty of All Christians of Leading Souls to Christ”; and John Vieker’s address to the CHI Awards Banquet, “Singing Sermons.”
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“The Saxon New Worldˮ
A documentary film by H. Paul Moon about the 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri, sowing the seeds for one of todayʼs largest church bodies of Lutheranism.
The video can be streamed free at www.thesaxonnewworld.com, and DVD copies of the film may be ordered from the same site.
Are you (or someone you know) looking for a volunteer opportunity where you will feel needed? CHI is seeking one or more volunteers who can commit to assist with filing on a regular basis. The person(s) must be able to alphabetize materials, move five-inch-wide file boxes from shelves that may be overhead or near floor level, and interfile as needed. Appropriate training in CHI filing procedures will be provided. Benefits include working with dedicated CHI staff members, a flexible schedule to fit your needs, an invitation to our annual volunteer luncheon, occasionally coming across items from people or places you know and the satisfaction of filling a real need. Please contact us at 314-505-7900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The exhibit uses documents, artifacts and publications from the Instituteʼs collections to tell the story of Waltherʼs life and work from his childhood and education in Saxony, his role in the Saxon Immigration to Missouri, and his multi-faceted career as pastor, seminary president and first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It includes information on his family life, musical interests and the effects of the Civil War on his ministry.
The Institute staff has also prepared a PowerPoint presentation using much of the material from the exhibit for personal and educational use in congregations and schools. The special DVD includes manual and automatic versions of the presentation and may be ordered from the Institute for $20.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling.
Visit the CHI Museum at the LCMS International Center
The Concordia Historical Institute Museum at the International Center of the LCMS was dedicated in July 2009. Located at 1333 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, Mo., the museum is open weekdays, except holidays, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the museum is fully accessible.
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