Issue 3

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 136.3

Lutheran Education Journal Volume 136, Issue 3, 2001

From Where I Sit…Changing and Conserving

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

As Chief of Chaplains for the U. S. Navy, Admiral Muchow was a first-hand witness to some of the most important geopolitical changes of the past century. Here he discusses the sweeping changes our society continues to face as we enter the new millennium. Responding appropriately to change, he argues, is both essential for survival and the only proper response for those who follow a living God. by Donald Muchow

Conflict an Opportunity? I Hate Conflict!

In his work with Peacemakers Ministries and as a reconciler in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Ted Kober has worked to resolve conflict in churches and schools across the nation. In this article, he presents principles for biblical conflict resolution and demonstrates how these principles might be applied in Lutheran schools. by Ted Kober

Trying Is the First Step Toward Failure: Law and Gospel Meet the Lutheran Educator

Too many workers in the church, Kristin Wassilak claims, are unnecessarily weighed down by feelings of guilt, failure, and inadequacy. “How,” she asks, “are we preaching Law and Gospel to our preachers, teachers, and others in church vocations?” What’s needed is a clear and unequivocal reminder of how the Gospel frees the soul and heals the wounded. by Kristin Wassilak

Lutheran Teacher Salaries: Equal Sacrifice?

Len Bassett discusses the continuing scandal of low teacher salaries in Lutheran schools. The root of the problem, he argues, is the use of “Fourth Source funding,” inadequate salaries and benefits for faculty and staff which subsidize the ministries of congregations and schools. The solution, he suggests, is to revisit and put into practice biblical teachings about ministry and stewardship. by Leonard Bassett

Can Charter Schools Accommodate Religious Programs?

Faced with declining enrollments and lower percentages of member children in their classrooms, some Lutheran schools have considered seeking charter status as a means of keeping their doors open. But can a parochial school do so and still maintain at least a remnant of its school ministry with programs of religious instruction? Richard Zeile explores this question in terms of Federal constitutional law. by Richard A. Zeile

Administrative Talk…Successful Ministry

DCE Expressions…Receiving Care From Those We Are Called to Serve

Educating the Whole Child…Words about Music for Young Readers

Today’s Lutheran Educator…To Be (Certified), or Not to Be?

Multiplying Ministries…Encourage, Encourage, Encourage – and Again I Say, “Encourage!”

Secondary Sequence…”Lutheran Schools Care a Lot”: What Does This Mean?

 Teaching the Young…The Fear of the Lord

 Book Reviews…Christ and Culture in Dialogue

                              The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality, and Foreign Language Learning

A Final Word…Who Will Teach the Next Generation?