April 20, 1841 was the second day of the Altenburg Debate. The two debaters, Adolph Marbach and Rev. C.F.W. Walther, decided on April 15th that there was the need for another day in order to debate further issues, so they set April 20th for their second day. They once again met at the Log Cabin … More The Altenburg Debate – Day 2
Just a matter of days before the Altenburg Debate in 1841, John Tyler became the tenth President of the United States. He ascended from his position as Vice President after President William Henry Harrison died after serving only 32 days in office. The story goes that President Harrison got sick after speaking for nearly two … More A President and a President-to-Be
Today, I was attempting to find out if there were any marriages or births which occurred around the time of the Altenburg Debate. In doing so, I found out that one of the characters of the triple wedding which was on our blog a few days ago, was born at about that time. Maria Kramer, … More Connecting Two Blog Posts
One hundred seventy-five years ago, the Altenburg Debate began. The debate took place over two days, April 15 and April 20 in 1841, and it took place in the location pictured above where a monument has been placed to mark the spot where the Log Cabin College was originally constructed. It is my honor to … More The Altenburg Debate…..What Does This Mean?
At the beginning of the book which contains the first of the church records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, you will find the Bible passage shown above. It is written in Rev. Gotthold Loeber’s handwriting. The passage comes from Psalm 85 verses 2-5. Here is a King James Version translation of that passage: “2 … More A Guilty Conscience?
Two weeks from today, we will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the beginning of what came to be known as the Altenburg Debate. This debate is now recognized in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as a very significant event in its history. In the present climate where we are in the midst of a Presidential campaign, … More The Dresden Debate