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 […]



From Where I Sit…What’s In a Story

May 24th, 2018 |

The answer to the above question often depends on who is telling the story. Is it a mother or a father? Is it a child? Is it a teacher? Is it a pastor? Is it a politician? Is it a professor? Maybe the storyteller fits two or even three of the above categories. When my […]



From Where I Sit…Reformation 500

Dec 21st, 2017 |

What an exciting time to edit a journal such the Lutheran Education Journal. As a Lutheran journal, the opportunity to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is a given. How to do that is the question. In this issue we have collected an array of articles from symposia and exhibits at Concordia University Chicago […]



From Where I Sit…The Editor’s Chair

Aug 8th, 2017 |

This editor’s chair is a new place for me to sit. The experience is daunting and exhilarating at the same time. I am following the likes of Merle Radke and Wayne Lucht, both professors of mine in my undergraduate program here at CUC, then CTC. Those are big shoes and seats to fill. Another metaphor, […]