Items included on this page come from a variety of sources. The perspectives conveyed may or may not express a Lutheran ethos. They can serve our instruction as discussion-starters, examples (positive and negative), and illustrations of intersections between God’s two kingdoms, intersections sometimes characterized by tension, sometimes by congruence. Inclusion does not imply endorsement.

On the Popular Press and School Vouchers

Breaking news from Indy Star: Christian schools tout, um, Christian beliefs and behavior — Students can use this review piece to consider how the popular press reports on matters about which the reporters and editors do not themselves understand, getting some elements right and other elements less than accurate, even while generally providing fair and […]

Monty Williams: Death, Tragedy, Faith and Forgiveness

‘You Can’t Give In’: Monty Williams On Life After Tragedy — This depth story discusses in detail the circumstances of the NBA coach and his struggle through the death of his wife from a criminally horrific auto collision to arriving at that peace that passes all understanding.  Students in various courses may find this article […]

Leviticus as a Lens on the Human Condition

In Judaism, Holiness Is as Holiness Does: The fire at the core of Leviticus — Students may find interesting Rabbi David Wolpe’s observations about Leviticus and Lutheran theologian Rudolph Otto on the numinous and the human condition. Leviticus would seem to lend itself to Otto’s approach.  Not a rational or utilitarian pursuit, sacrifice required acknowledgment of […]


Models, Examples, and Suggestions for Instruction

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