Here I Sit…Waiting for the Bus

Jun 24th, 2010 |

I haven’t seen the signs on the downtown buses yet. Apparently, according to the Chicago Tribune the Freedom From Religion Foundation is sponsoring a campaign in which they’re running ads on mass transit buses bearing the message, “Sleep In On Sundays.” Since I’ve helped to raise two children and underscored to hundreds of students the importance of regular worship (and yeah, we miss a few Sundays here and there) I was curious about just who might be countermanding all my efforts over all these years.



Multiplying Ministries…Mattering and Mentoring

Jun 14th, 2010 |

Everyone wants to feel that they matter in life. Mentoring is one significant way to help people feel “mattered.” T.S. Eliot (remember him?) claimed that being important to others and making a difference in others’ lives were two of the greatest purposes in life. Who matters to you? And to whom do you matter? Who […]



Toward a Common Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Philosophy of Education

Jun 14th, 2010 |

Ever since The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod was formed, education has been at the forefront of its priorities. In addition to day schools and universities, the Lutheran Church has always valued education in the form of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Midweek School, Confirmation instruction and ongoing adult education. Historically, this commitment to education could […]



Administrative Talk…Some Advice about Leadership and Life

Jun 14th, 2010 |

The world is filled with advice givers. Some advice is worth listening to, and some is not. It’s been said that those who can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice don’t really need advice in the first place.
Below is some advice to take or to leave – you decide. I’ve inserted a couple of illogical ones just to keep you alert.



DCE Expressions…What’s So Special About Yellow

Jun 14th, 2010 |

I like things that are yellow—bananas, the sun, lemons—however, I don’t usually wear clothes that are yellow as they really don’t look that great on me. In fact, I don’t believe there is anything resembling yellow hanging in my closet at all. But, once every three years, I eagerly don a bright yellow t-shirt to […]



Today’s Lutheran Educator…Window to the World

Jun 14th, 2010 |

Change is here! With the inauguration of the new online format for the Lutheran Education Journal comes a wealth of new opportunities for exposure to, and interaction with, the rest of the world. During the past 143 years, readers have benefitted from articles, reviews, news, and editorials that have kept Lutheran education in front of its professionals and the general public.



The Affective, Academic and Professional Impacts of an Implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence at a Southern California Lutheran School

Jun 14th, 2010 |

ABSTRACT This mixed-methods study examined effects of implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence (CKS) in a southern California Lutheran school. The CKS is a sequence of academic content arranged by grade level for Grades Kindergarten through 8. The content builds on itself, year after year, relating new knowledge to the knowledge gained in previous years. […]



Book Review: John C. Jeske’ s “Treasures Old and New: Daily Readings From the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions”

Jun 9th, 2010 |

One of the challenges for students who have completed the basic study of biblical languages is to retain a working knowledge of those languages and to grow in their proficiency in reading. Often those who have learned the languages yield to the other pressures of daily living, and their skills atrophy. Professor Steinmann reviews John C. Jeske’s new book designed to help students, pastors and others who’ve studied languages of the bible retain their skills.