Christian Leadership

Foolish or Wise?

You believe it, right? When you read 1 Corinthians 15, you believe it with all you heart. While we celebrate the Reformation with all its “By grace you have been saved” exhorting, the Reformation, faith in Christ, our churches and our schools are a waste if what Paul preaches in 1 Corinthians isn’t true. 1… Read more »

It’s All About Jesus- Holy Week

Not lost on this Palm Sunday is the fact it is March 25. March 25 makes this year’s Palm Sunday 3 months after Christmas and 9 months until the next Christmas celebration.  9 months from now, we celebrate the birth of our Savior. 3 months ago, we welcomed the newborn King. Today we sang, “Hosanna”… Read more »

TLSP Schools Support Ongoing Disaster Relief Efforts

When natural disaster strikes, the devastation seems ever before us on our televisions and computers…at least for a while.  Donations are sent almost immediately to help those affected by earthquakes, wildfires, and floods.  However, aid may slow down as quickly as it begins.   As we are reminded by LCMS Disaster Response, the need for support… Read more »

The Paradox of Giving

I have been building the fundraising library of The Lutheran Schools Partnership and recently added The Paradox of Generosity, a book that can be summed up in one sentence: “Those who give their resources away receive them back in return.” As the introduction states, “The paradox of generosity should not be surprising.” There are  numerous… Read more »

Civility

1- We will greet and acknowledge each other 2- We will say please and thank you 3- We will treat each other equally and with respect 4- We will be direct, sensitive and honest 5- We will address incivility whenever it occurs Where would you expect to hear this list? This is what Bill Hybels… Read more »

Distraction or Focused on Christ?

The reason for the season. Christmas is all about Jesus. There’s no question about this. It might get a bit trivialized with catchphrases like this but it’s absolutely true. Christmas is about Jesus. Jesus’ birth is more than a warm story filled with joy and happiness. To celebrate Christmas, to witness to kids and families… Read more »

Fear Finished

Just over a year ago, a new president was elected. Fact: the election was impacted by fear- fear of future mortality, future security, future sustainability, future freedoms. Since then, more fear has been expressed with most fears under the subjects already mentioned. Warranted or not, fear has been expressed in continual communications. As teachers and… Read more »

The Generous Samaritan

“No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.” —Margaret Thatcher What do you think about this quote? Is it true? I have had this quote on my home office desk since ripping it off of my “Quote of the Day” calendar in 2006. I always… Read more »

Our Great Defenders

The lessons and hymns for the Festival of St Michael and All Angels (September 30, celebrated October 1) voice for us reminders of the power, role and protection that angels have in our lives. While we may not have announcements from heaven when a baby arrives (only Jesus gets a heavenly host showing up for… Read more »

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 »