Mark Muehl

It’s Still All About Jesus: Three Solas

The Reformation is centered on the three Solas- Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone) and Sola Fide (faith alone). These three direct focus to Christ- His fulfilling of all Scripture and the faith He gives us through the Spirit. Together, the Solas focus our attention on that which is solely needed- Jesus. Centering… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Are Too Expensive For Taxpayers

Choice scholarships (vouchers) are a good deal for Indiana taxpayers. Opponents of school choice argue that choice scholarships are too expensive for taxpayers. But the fact is public schools use more tax dollars per student than private schools, making the School Choice Scholarship a better use of taxpayer money. Public-school costs are on the rise,… Read more »

Proximity

Proximity- (noun) nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation. At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Bryan Stevenson (founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative- https://eji.org/bryan-stevenson) spoke on the “power of proximity.” His message was especially related to the need of helping the poor and incarcerated- not with money- but with a visible,… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Hurt Public School Budgets

With Choice Scholarships, public-school funding has gone up. One of the myths of school choice is that Choice Scholarships, or “vouchers,” hurt public-school budgets by unfairly channeling money away from public schools. But in fact, since Choice Scholarships were first introduced in Indiana in 2011, most public schools have received funding increase. Between 2011 and… Read more »

Thieves of Productivity

Information overload Perfection Over-drive No time These are all signs of what Juliet Funt (http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/speaking/) calls the “hedonic treadmill.” Speaking at the Global Leadership Summit 2017, she addressed these “Thieves of Productivity.” While information is needed to live our life, we live in a time where we can easily succumb to information overload. While we… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Non-public schools are not held accountable.

Non-Public schools are accountable for Choice Scholarships dollars. Opponents of Indiana’s Choice Scholarships often argue that Choice Scholarships are unfair because Non-Public schools are not held accountable to the same standards as public schools. However, one may argue that Non-Public schools are actually held to a higher standard of accountability than public schools. Non-public schools… Read more »

Alicia Levitt Installed as Academic Excellence Coordinator

Mrs. Alicia Levitt was installed as the Academic Excellence Coordinator for The Lutheran Schools Partnership on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, by Pastor Reed Lessing. Mr. Mark Muehl, Director of The Lutheran Schools Partnership, read scripture and took part in the installation. Muehl says of Levitt: “We are very… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers are Unconstitutional

The law is settled. Choice Scholarships (Vouchers) are constitutional. Opponents of school choice see no public good coming from private schools. They’d have you believe that there’s something downright un-American about Indiana’s Choice Scholarships program, which allows tax dollars to follow students to non-public schools—including religious schools. But these opponents of school choice have already… Read more »

Non-Public Schools are accountable for Choice Scholarships Dollars

Opponents of Indiana’s Choice Scholarships often argue that Choice Scholarships are unfair because Non-Public schools are not held accountable to the same standards as public schools. What the public may not realize is that Non-Public schools are actually held to a higher standard of accountability than public schools. Non-public schools that accept Choice Scholarships and… Read more »