Issue 4

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 137.4

Lutheran Education Journal Volume 137, Issue 4, 2002

From Where I Sit…Celibacy or Action

Secularization and the Two Kingdoms Doctrine: Maintaining a Lutheran Balance
A proper understanding of the two kingdoms doctrine, argues …, should lead to a vigorously defended Christian world view across the curriculum. It should also result in the preservation of a tension over against a highly secularizing society and academic culture to sustain a strong Christian and Lutheran ethos in the Synod’s colleges and schools. by Eric J. Moeller

Truth, Paradox and the Possibility of “Lutheran Epistemology”
Zillman attempts to frame questions that might initiate a conversation seeking to identify—or perhaps discover that we cannot distinguish—that quality of thinking we may call distinctive in Lutheran higher education, that which lies at the heart of what it means to have been educated in the context of Lutheranism. He points to Luther’s notion of paradox as a starting point. By O. John Zillman

Athens and Jerusalem
Noting the apostle Paul’s approach to the Athenians from the Book of Acts, Heider explores the not always easy relationship between the world of culture and secular knowledge and the world of faith. He concludes that those undertaking the calling of ministers of the Gospel are to seek the truth, even as they proclaim the truth. by George C. Heider

Public/Private: A Concept for Action
In order to effectuate social change. the church cannot withdraw into the world as it should be, but rather must energize the world as it is. To better equip the reader to contribute to accomplishing this task, Mau provides an understanding of the operating principles of the public and private arenas of life within the context of Luther’s doctrine of the two kingdoms. by Dwayne H. Mau

The Responsibility to Teach: Is It Rightfully Assumed by the Modern Nation-State?
Liefeld fixes on how the assertion that the modern nation-state rightfully assumes the responsibility to teach became a presupposition of modernity and whether it should continue to inform Lutheran pedagogy. He concludes that the two-kingdom doctrine may support an ethic of civility. but it docs not resolve the question of whether the state should assume the value-laden right to teach. by David R. Liefeld

Administrative Talk…Time Stays, We Go

DCE Expressions…Walking the Tight Rope of God…Discovering the Art of Balance as a Child

Educating the Whole Child…What Can They Do? What Do They Know? Competency in the Arts

Today’s Lutheran Educator…What It Takes

Multiplying Ministries…”How Ya Doin’?”

Secondary Sequence…Which Prize Do We Value More?

Teaching the Young …Wellness, Fitness, and Young Children

A Final Word …In But Not Of—But In For Sure