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LEADnet, ECEnet, SECnet, MIDnet, PEN, and EncourAGEnet. Updated weekly
Hope…for a Peaceful Classroom… This latest LEA podcast by Tina Kassebaum is now available—one of your LEA membership
benefits. Also in Resources>Podcasts & Webinars>Podcasts & Archived Webinars.
Another new generation designation… Welcome Generation Alpha (Dale Hudson in Relevant
Congratulations… Among winners of
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards (Wisconsin) are Lutheran school
principals John Schultz and Sam Seefeld. Teachers included are Valerie Bremer and
Robin Roeske. (Thanks to Greg Hasseldahl for this lead.)
The advent of lent is upon us…
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Here is a Lenten litany from LCMS that you may wish to use for faculty
or student devotions. (Thanks to David Bever for this lead.)
More to church attendance than
attending church… See Barna’s State of the Church.
A word about the Word… Welcoming the Word Every Week
(Trevin Wax for TGC). Then maybe
enjoy a little closing music.
“If a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning,
then all of life is a parable with a spiritual meaning implicit in it. As
Lutheran educators, we are surrounded by spiritually loaded incidents and
events every day. We can help students learn to see the spiritual intersecting
with the secular by addressing selected events” (Russ Moulds in “What’s Lutheran About Lutheran Teaching,” A Teacher of the Church).
February 21, 2020
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GLEnet, ETnet, and PEN weekly
devotion “Speak of the Devil” based on 2 Cor. 11:14. You may go directly to the pdf version
Past devotion “It Worked!” from 2010 based on Jonah 3:9–10. You
may also go directly to the pdf version here.
Live… with a little help from LCRF: Choose Life by Gregory Seltz.
Showtime… Why Christian Movies are Gaining More Viewers and Higher
Earnings (Stephanie Martin in ChurchLeaders).
Wait for it… later today (Feb. 18) LEAnews will announce its latest
podcast, which is one of the membership benefits of belonging to LEA.
Apologies? See When the Church
Apologizes for Its Beliefs (Trevin Wax in TGC). You might also see ABCs of Defending
Your Faith, an LEA podcast by Brad Alles). More? Apologetics is in LEA’s
DNA: Why Apologize? Engaging Challenges to the Faith for
Educators in Lutheran Ministries, an LEA eMonograph by Michael Eschelbach.
“The Christian teacher has the
special responsibility before God of weighing the content of what is being
taught to see if it shrouds the light of God’s truth. If it does, the error
must be exposed no matter how popular or attractive or winning the subject
matter is” (Charles Blanco in A Teacher of the Church, edited by Russ Moulds).
February 18, 2020
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