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, […]



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.