Book Review: Imagine the Possibilities: Conversations on the Future of Christian Education 

May 3rd, 2019 |

“Imagine the Possibilities: Conversations on the Future of Christian Education”  by Bull, Bernard and Pingel, Jim, 2018, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis Isbn: 9780758659309 Isbn 13: 9780758659293 Paperback, $24.99 I am certainly the right person to read this book. As a person with little training in Lutheran education, this book helped me to understand the […]



Book Review: On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom

May 3rd, 2019 |

“On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom” by Smith, David 2018, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Mi Isbn 978-0-8028-7360-6 eIsbn 978-1-4674-5064-5 Soft cover $22.00 Popular phrases in Christian school promotional materials include: our school is a mission field, our teachers integrate faith in all subjects, and students’ spiritual growth is our focus. Common though these statements […]



Book Review: Restoring the Soul of the University

Nov 13th, 2018 |

Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age by Paul L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman and Todd C. Ream, 2017. Downers Grove, IL, Intervarsity Press. ISBN (print) 978-0-8308-5161-4; (digital) 978-0-8308-9163-4 For decades, Glanzer, Alleman, Ream and others have examined multiple facets of Christian higher education, delving into such aspects […]



Book Review: How is Luther to be Remembered?

Nov 13th, 2018 |

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by Peter Marshall. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN (print) 978-0-1996-8201-0 At this point, writing about the commemoration of the quincentennial of the posting of the Ninety-five Thesis is like finding a lump of fruitcake in the back of the refrigerator, whether or not you like […]



Book Review…Digitized: Spiritual Implications

May 25th, 2018 |

by Bernard Bull Concordia Publishing House, 2018 $14.99 Are you a Berean or perhaps a Luddite when it comes to technology? Are you living under the Laodicean effect? Like the Bereans in the Book of Acts who did not blindly accept and follow Paul and his words, Dr. Bernard Bull tells us in his new […]



Book Review…Leading with Resolve and Mastery

May 25th, 2018 |

By Robert K. Wilhite, Daniel R. Tomal, Craig A. Schilling, and Jeffrey T. Brierton Co-published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing and AASA The School Superintendent Association, 2017 $32.00 Amazon books The role of the public-school superintendent continues to evolve and change. What was at one time a simpler, more one-dimensional profession has become exponentially more complex. […]



Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Sep 18th, 2017 |

Author Angela Duckworth is a 2013 MacArthur “genius grant” Fellow who is best known for discovering the common characteristics of grit and how it is commonly developed across fields. She is a noteworthy psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a mother of two children. Her 2016 book, Grit: The Power of Passion and […]



Lost World of Genesis One: John H. Walton, American Evangelicals and Creation

Mar 9th, 2012 |

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate.  John H. Walton, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2009, 192 page, Paperback, $ 16.00. For almost eighty years the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has publically declared its belief that God created the world as narrated in Genesis, stating, We teach that God has created heaven […]



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.