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A Case for Classical Latin in Elementary Schools

Written by Pastor Johann Caauwe I would like to suggest that the study of Latin, even today, be considered as an elementary instruction in language, and second, that this instruction is best begun in the elementary years. The schools established by Martin Luther and other reformers in the 16th century were Latin grammar schools. Their […]

Reasons to Send Your Kid to a Lutheran School

5. It’s National Lutheran Schools Week! For one week a year, Lutheran School kids get to ditch their uniforms for to dress up like their Favorite Storybook Character and like a hippie from the ’60s. The really good news about this? If your kid goes to a Lutheran School, they probably wear a uniform the […]

Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look

The Data Are In: Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look by  William Jeynes A recent meta-analysis of 90 studies on religious private schools, traditional public schools, and charter schools shows that students perform best academically and behaviorally when they attend religious private schools. An inquisitive elementary school student asked his teacher, “Is it wrong […]

Thanks for Giving and Taking

Job was a very rich man. He owned 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 donkeys. Besides that, he had a large family – seven sons and three daughters. In one awful day, Satan spearheaded the destruction of all of it. How would you respond to this? Job fell to the ground […]

What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?

For many people today, the Lutheran label may not mean what it ought to mean. Much of Lutheranism, as observed on the world scene, is considerably liberal in its theology. A large number of Lutheran scholars do not accept the foundational premise that Dr. Martin Luther himself took for granted: the Bible is verbally inspired […]

Are You a Saint?

“You think you are so holy!” the man said sarcastically. “You are such a saint!” the woman said to her kind neighbor. These statements make reference to sainthood, but they are only figures of speech. They are not intended to suggest that the person is, or thinks he is, a true saint. November 1 each […]

Reformation Day

For Lutherans, October 31st is more than Halloween. It is also Reformation Day. October 31, 1517, is the day that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (statements) to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. Why did he do this, and what happened because of it? The 95 Theses outlined what Luther believed were errors […]

Myth Busting: Angels

On September 29 each year, we observe the Festival of St. Michael & All Angels. This is a festival to highlight the work of God’s angels among us. It also gives us the opportunity to do some myth busting. Here are six myths about angels compared with what the Bible teaches. Myth #1: Angels were […]

Day of Rest

Ever wonder where our seven-day week comes from? After the sixth day of creation, the book of Genesis says, “[O]n the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it […]