Issue 3

Lutheran Education Journal, Volume 142, Issue 3, March 2009

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 142.3

Here I Sit…Waiting for a Satellite Connection

Teaching Literature With a Foot in Two Kingdoms

Connections between religion and literature abound as most any teacher of the subject will agree. Lutheran teachers will ask the additional question about how the texts being taught will address matters of faith, whether there should be limits on particular topics, the impact of literature on character development of students and an appropriate distinction between the demands of faith and those of learning. The Journal welcomes its former editor back to these pages as he shares his thoughts on the matter. by Jonathan M. Barz

Social Intelligence: Implications for the Education of School Leaders

School leaders must focus on many issues including national standards, skills and insights into school improvement plans, curriculum, finance and developing an effective style of leadership. On the other hand, how do leaders develop the ability to “keep a finger on the pulse” of the school itself? As originally presented at the 2008 conference of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties at Concordia University Chicago, the author examines Daniel Goleman’s ideas on social intelligence, a framework for understanding how individuals develop these seemingly intuitive abilities. by Anthony Przeklasa

Know My Voice: Emerging Worldviews and the Mission of Lutheran Christian Higher Education

The founders of Lutheran colleges and universities in North America were committed a worldview where the development of faithful Christian leaders necessitated an emphasis on faith and learning, theology and secular studies and the ability to read, study, and teach the scriptures in truth and purity. In this article—also presented at the 2008 ALCF conference—the author examines these historic antecedents, asserting that these core values still apply in the midst of rapidly changing worldviews in our present day. by Kevin J. Brandon

Book Review: Explore Evolution. The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism

Lutheran teachers have a special challenge in remaining faithful to the biblical account of Creation while also maintaining excellence in the teaching of sciences. In this, his second review of a book on this topic, the writer provides both a succinct overview of its content and unique insights from his vantage point as both theologian and scientist. by Paul A. Zimmerman

Go…and Teach! The teacher as Competent Problem Solver, Part 4

Administrative Talk…From Acorns to Oaks

DCE Expressions…The Ministry of Presence

Today’s Lutheran Educator…A Climate of Change

Multiplying Ministries…Janus or Jesus