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Frederick W.

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Dr. Frederick W. Baltz, Pastor Emeritus of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Galena, Illinois

Frederick Baltz earned his B.A. from Dana College, 1974.; M.Div. from Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1978; S.T.M. from Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1980. D.Min. University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1992. Dr. Baltz has taught for the Institute of Lutheran Theology, Brookings, South Dakota, and has served as its Interim President. He is the author of curriculum, numerous articles and books. Among his books are As of First Importance: A Theology and Method of Mainline Evangelism (1996); Herod (2006); Views of Baptism (2009); The Mystery of the Beloved Disciple (2011), and The Lord Our Healer (2014).  Most recently he has written Exodus Found (2020) dealing with the Exodus from Egypt, locating it in time with astronomy (April 23, 1446 B.C.) and in place, making the case for Timna, Israel, as the crossing point of the “Red Sea.” He appeared in Red Sea Miracle, Part 2. Dr. Baltz has special interest in those areas where biblical studies intersect with the night sky. He has written and produced planetarium programs, most notably about the Star of Bethlehem. Dr. Baltz has also presented papers at two international conferences on the Shroud of Turin. He resides with Cindy in Galena, Illinois, and they have four children and seven grandchildren.