How revolutionary then when the Lutheran Church says, “The pope is the very Antichrist” and that he rules not by divine law but only by human law. How revolutionary then when the Lutheran Church makes demands of the pope, “Let us preach the Gospel and then we will treat you as our shepherd.”
In this presentation, we will look at Luther’s developing relationship with the pope and see how it parallels our own. We will see the role that the gospel of Christ plays in that relationship and how it is the three solas, grace, faith, and Scripture alone that must mark any shepherding ministry among us, papal or otherwise.
Pastor Seelow is a 2003 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and received his Master of Divinity degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin in 2007. He completed a second master’s degree with honors, in Education, from Martin Luther College in 2013. He served on the WELS Dakota-Montana District Worship Committee, and currently serves on the Nebraska District Worship Committee.
During his time in Watertown, Pastor Seelow also met and married his wife, Megan. They were married in 2012, and are blessed with the gift of two sons–Judah and Ezra.
When not at school, he enjoys time with his family: my wife Amy and three kids, Samuel, Elliana, and Addison. His family is actively involved at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls where he and his wife serve as Sunday School Superintendents.
After graduating from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Pastor Tomczak earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. He served on the Governing Board of Michigan Lutheran Seminary and as the secretary of the South Central District. He currently serves on the District Worship Committee of the Dakota-Montana District and the Wisconsin Synod’s Commission on Inter-Church Relations. In 2016 he was one of the essayists at the Symposium on Biblical Hermeneutics at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He also frequently reviews books for The Shepherd’s Study, a blog “for busy pastors”.
Pastor Tomczak married up when he was united to his wife, Kristen, and he has four children: Katherine, Samuel, Hannah, and Rachel.
Pastor Caauwe has been married to the former Sara Kassulke since 2001 and the Lord has blessed them with nine children.