Lutheran Education Is Catechistic

By David Stein “The deplorable, miserable conditions which I recently observed when visiting the parishes have constrained and pressed me to put this catechism of Christian doctrine into this brief, plain and simple form. How pitiable, so help me God, were the things I saw: the common man, especially in the villages, knows practically nothing…
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Is Lutheran Higher Education for the Church?

By Robert Schmidt The director of church relations of a local Concordia University was leading a Bible class at the church he was visiting.  He was hoping that the congregation would put the university in their budget.  In the Bible class he had the opportunity to talk about the university.  He talked about their programs in education, management,…
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Education for the Mission: What Good Is Theology

By Matthew Becker Some years ago a Lutheran editor of a church newsletter asked me to write a brief essay that would answer the question, “What good is theology?” At the time I thought it a bit strange that a Lutheran who writes about and for Lutherans would ask that question. Don’t Lutheran Christians have…
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