objective truth

Objective and Subjective Truth in the Classroom

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Over the last month, I’ve been spending fifteen to twenty minutes on apologetics with my twelve-year-old daughter each night. We do it right after our family bedtime devotions. We are working through a selection of about forty short lessons. As I explained to my daughter, we are directed in 1 Peter 3:15 to “honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being …

The Power of Practice and Prototyping in School

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In an effort to study the role of failure and prototyping in learning, two researchers turned to the classic egg drop experiment used in K–12 science classes around the United States. Students are put into groups, and they must build some sort of protective device to protect their egg from an increasingly higher drop. Yet, in this experiment, the researchers …

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Teaching the Faith beyond the Classroom

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With each new school year, teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, getting their classroom ready, and preparing themselves for another year. All of that is good and important work. Yet, the more I see Lutheran education in action, the more I’m reminded that much of the good and important work is done outside of the classroom. It happens in the …

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Let’s Extend Our Lutheran Education Network This Year

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I recently returned from an incredible event at Concordia Publishing House. For the past four years, CPH has gathered faculty representatives from different universities in the Concordia University System (CUS) to discuss and explore a wide variety of topics about the future of Lutheran education, what is working, how CPH and the CUS can partner, and much more. I’ve had …

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The Christian School and Family Connection

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Lutheran schools have a five-hundred-year history of contributing to the faith formation of young people. Yet from our beginning, we always understood that Lutheran schooling is not and never will be adequate to provide a full and rich Christian education, and that is at the heart of a distinct philosophy of Lutheran education. For Lutheran educators, we realize that the …