From the January/February, 1999 issue of Touchstone
Those Curious Lutherans by S. M. Hutchens

Those Curious Lutherans

The Comforts of Northfield Theology

by S. M. Hutchens

It had been one of the failed intentions of the Touchstone editorial staff to send a representative to the yearly conference in Northfield, Minnesota, sponsored by the Center for Evangelical and Catholic Theology, publisher of the highly regarded journal Pro Ecclesia. The conference in June 1998 was “Sin, Death, and the Devil.” Since I am the editor who is supposed to “know Lutherans” and was available on the conference days, I was accordingly sent northwesterly, to somewhere in the vicinity of Lake Wobegon.

Despite the confidence of my fellow editors, I must confess I have always found the workings . . .


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