Announcing the Walter C. Dissen Chair in Confessional Lutheranism

Dear friends in Christ, Mr. Walter C. Dissen fell asleep in the Lord on August 2, 2023 at the blessed age of 91 years.  Mr. Dissen’s name is well known within the LCMS. Along with a name also come the works attached to that name. Mr. Dissen was an active soldier of Christ (a Miles Christi, as was his fitting award from CTSFW in 2011). He served faithfully on boards and committees of our Synod and seminaries, where he staunchly defended biblical inerrancy during the Battle for the Bible. He remained steadfast in defending conservative, confessional Lutheranism for decades. We thank God for Mr. Dissen’s life and work. And we pray that the ardor of this man

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Introducing the President of Luther Classical College

It is with great pleasure and thankfulness to our gracious Lord that we write you today with a wonderful announcement: Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau has officially accepted the call to serve as President of Luther Classical College. “The Board could not be happier,” writes Dr. Christian Preus, Chairman of the Board of Regents. “God has blessed us tremendously in sending Dr. Ristau to lead Luther Classical College. His record as faithful pastor, professor, administrator, and Lutheran confessor will serve LCC for years to come.” Dr. Ristau has served the Church faithfully for over 20 years. A native Canadian, Dr. Ristau earned his MDiv. at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catherine’s, ON, in 2000.

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Academic Dean Appointed

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! With thanksgiving to God and prayers for His continued blessing, we rejoice to announce the appointment of Luther Classical College’s Academic Dean. Dr. Ryan MacPherson has accepted the position of professor and Academic Dean at Luther Classical College. Dr. MacPherson has had a long and fruitful career as professor of history at Bethany Lutheran College. A beloved teacher, a frequent speaker, and a tireless advocate for Christian culture, Dr. MacPherson will be a blessing to both the faculty and students of Luther Classical College. “Dr. MacPherson is the perfect man

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