Christopher Richmann is a Ph.D. student in religion at Baylor University, and a Synodically Authorized Worship Leader in the Northern-Texas Northern-Louisiana synod, serving St. John Lutheran Church in Gatesville, TX.
Review of Burkee’s Power, Politics, and the Missouri Synod: A Conflict that Changed American Christianity.
 The story of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod begins in reaction to encroaching theological liberalism. In 1839, Martin Stephan brought about 700 Saxons to Missouri to flee the liberal and rationalist developments in Saxony and nearby Prussia. One hundred and thirty years later, these Lutherans were up against the same enemy—this time from within, and […]