Here I Sit

Jun 23rd, 2020 |

Let God Lead       Literacy. Leadership and early childhood centers. Music in the classroom. Collaboration in the workplace. Developing consensus toward working together. Overall, the articles in this issue have something for almost everyone. And when you add the columns and book reviews, the diversity of this issue broadens even further.       Thinking about the […]



From Where I Sit, Too

Mar 2nd, 2020 |

Celebrating DCE Ministry It’s been a great year of celebration for DCE ministry as we recognized the 60 years that God has blessed this profession in His church. We celebrated well at the National DCE Conference in January in San Diego, and Concordia University Chicago celebrated in October with a special chapel service and reception […]



Here I Sit

Mar 2nd, 2020 |

Faith Formation and Spirituality in Our Congregations Welcome to Lutheran Education Journal, Volume 156! What a joy it is to celebrate the continuing publication of this historic journal, and at the same time celebrate the sixty years of ministry preparation for the Directors of Christian Education in our church body. It began right here, folks! […]



Here I Sit

Nov 5th, 2019 |

A Potpourri of Perspectives on Learning and Teaching In our last issue we focused on one topic from a variety of perspectives. In this issue we do the same, but our focus comes through the variety of topics, issues, and recommendations, all of them built around learning and teaching. Learning and teaching are the least […]



From Where I Sit, Too: Celebrating Collaboration

Aug 8th, 2019 |

With heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shirley Morgenthaler for the invitation to serve as guest editor, I am honored that this issue of the Lutheran Education Journal celebrates the ongoing collaboration between Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy and the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF). Founded in January 2014, Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy serves […]



From Where I Sit

Aug 8th, 2019 |

From Striving to Thriving Be the best you can be. Just do it! Good, better best. Never let it rest. Till to good is better, and the better, best. We have all heard these and other slogans about excellence. How do we attain excellence? How do we know when we have arrived at excellence? Those […]



Lutheran Education Journal History

May 3rd, 2019 |

The Enterprise of Learning I have always been interested in the history of things. Where did things originate? How did something get started? When I wrote about the history of the Lutheran Education Journal as we introduced a new cover in the last issue, I began to wonder about those earlier issues. I have been […]



The Enterprise of Learning

May 2nd, 2019 |

What makes a Lutheran university? Better yet, what makes a Lutheran university truly Lutheran? What makes Concordia University Chicago any different from other private universities in the surrounding area, or from the system of public universities scattered across the state? What makes us any different from universities larger than us? Smaller than us? In another […]



From Where I Sit…The Enterprise of Learning

Nov 13th, 2018 |

Welcome to the Enterprise! Otherwise known as the Lutheran Education Journal. With this issue we are beginning our one-hundred-fifty-fifth year of continuous publication.  This is something to celebrate! One-hundred-fifty-five years of educating teachers for Lutheran schools. One-hundred-fifty-five years of writing about education and about teacher education, all from a Lutheran perspective. Something more to celebrate. […]



Here I Sit…Leading into Learning

May 24th, 2018 |

We are all in the learning business. We are learners. Our students are learners. For many, it’s the teachers who report to us who are learners. The teachers taking our courses are learners. The researchers completing dissertations are learners. The dissertation committees are learners. We are all learners. We might say that the ultimate target […]