The Gathering Storm: The Breakup of the Synodical Conference

When it began in 1872, C.F.W. Walther dreamed that the Synodical Conference might lead to organic unity among confessional Lutherans. When it ended in 1967, its demise drove a wedge between confessional Lutherans that persists to this day.  The Wisconsin Synod and the Missouri Synod were formerly in full fellowship with one another, but no longer.  Rev. Dr. Mark Braun joins us to discuss the tensions between the two synods which led to the final break.

Dr. Braun’s book, A Tale of Two Synods, may be purchased here.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Guest: Rev. Dr. Mark Braun, Professor of Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
Episode: 55

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3 replies
  1. Pastor Emeritus Paul Fleischer says:

    How interesting for a retired CLC pastor who much appreciates the candid review of this time-period. As a WELS, then CLC, Pastor Track student in the early 60’s I have in my possession a back-and-forth hard copy exchange with Scharlemann over my dismay at his direction at the time regarding his essay pertaining to Scripture’s inerrancy. Many more thoughts as well–“history” which, IMO, needs to be brought (back!) into the light 60 years later.

  2. Jacob Schaeffer says:

    This is great stuff. Would really love to hear more podcasts about American Lutheran history.

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