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Re: Seminary Education for New Lutheran Church Bodies
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2010, 03:55:30 PM »
I would think the center of Lutheran Gravity is now Kenya/Ethiopia - so all US sems are pretty far

Say Tanzania/Ethiopia, and you're probably closer.  The Lutheran church in Kenya is still pretty small -- lots more Anglicans, Roman Catholics and independent churches.

Scott - yeah - thanks for the correction - I was reading something about the Global Anglicans prior to posting this. What they have seen happen in both countries is also amazing.  One statistic I was reading put the growth of the church in Africa from 8 million to close to 400 million since the 90's.  Even if that was a century of work, rather than 2 decades - it would be amazing.

In both cases, Anglican and Lutheran - the centers of the movement is no longer Europe and North America.  It will be interesting to see how the church's culture is transformed over this time.

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Re: Seminary Education for New Lutheran Church Bodies
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2010, 08:34:16 AM »
Say Madagascar, too.  Indonesia?

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« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2010, 01:31:22 PM »
Say Madagascar, too.  Indonesia?

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Madagascar?  Interesting - say more!

Indonesia's a hot bed - missionaries in my old denomination have been close to becoming martyrs many times.  And the churches they have planted have been some of those set on fire..

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« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2010, 06:00:54 PM »
Say Madagascar, too.  Indonesia?

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Madagascar?  Interesting - say more!

Madagascar was a major mission field for the old Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (later ELC). About 8% of the population is Lutheran, some 1.5 million. It ranks tenth in the world in terms of numbers of Lutherans. I have a parishioner who grew up on the mission field there.
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Re: Seminary Education for New Lutheran Church Bodies
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2010, 07:09:03 PM »
Say Madagascar, too.  Indonesia?

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Madagascar?  Interesting - say more!

Madagascar was a major mission field for the old Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (later ELC). About 8% of the population is Lutheran, some 1.5 million. It ranks tenth in the world in terms of numbers of Lutherans. I have a parishioner who grew up on the mission field there.

I just finished reading Carl Braaten's memoirs, and he wrote at length about his childhood in Madagascar and the Lutheran church founded by missionaries such as his parents.