Rev. C.F.W. Walther (1811-1887 AD) is well known by many Lutherans. Not only was he the first president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, but he was a professor and the first president of our seminary that came to be called Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Learn more about Walther at the Concordia Historical Institute.
While he is better known for his lectures on the “Proper Distinction Between Law & Gospel,” he also lectured against attending the theatre. We have included a PDF file that includes The 1888 Lutheran Witness publication of these lectures. They begin on page 133.