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New friends in the "theologian's corner"

by Christoph Email

Tonight, we've been invited to a late (about one year late) housewarming party for one of our neighbour's, the regional superintendent for the Lutheran church. To fully understand the situation, you need to know that, in Germany, the Lutheran church is the largest Protestant denomination, to which about half of the German population belong at least nominally. Here in Freudenstadt, we have a great working relationship with our Lutheran friends, since both of us belong to the local Evangelical Alliance.Being there tonight, and getting to know another great couple of devoted ministers, made me appreciate again the wonderful place that God has put us in for the moment. Let me show you our street by help of Google's satellite imagery ...The numbers on the map point to the following places:Stadtkirche ("City chapel"): the major Lutheran church in FreudenstadtPfarrhaus West (westernparsonage): Rev. and Mrs. Thomas and Ulla Stroh├Ącker. Thomas is one ofthe pastors of the Stadtkirche. His wife Ulla is the president anddriving force behind the local chapter of the Evangelical Alliance.Dekanat(office and home of the regional superintendent): Rev. and Mrs. Haraldand Annette Stumpf. In his position, Harald oversees a district of morethan fifty Lutheran churches.Kirchenpflege und Diakonie (administrative offices of the Lutheran church): Deacon Siegfried Mayer.Buchhandlung Rudert: a large, Protestant bookstoreSchulstr. 43: our own humble abode.So,you see, God has placed us in the midst of colleagues and friends, whoshare the burden and the joys of ministry in our city. Could youimagine a better place to live? more »