Lutheran Spirit

The Gift of Music

Martin Luther wrote, “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”  It is no surprise, then, that the Lutheran church and her schools have a heritage of great music and music education.  The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools are no exception. Many studies have shown the… Read more »

The Lord Has Need of It

“The Lord has need of it.” The disciples said this to the colt owner as they untied the colt for Jesus parade into Jerusalem. Jesus told his disciples exactly what to do, what would happen, and how to respond. Lo and behold, it came to be just as Jesus said. Jesus command might seem a… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit-School Spirit

“We’ve got spirit, yes we do!  We’ve got spirit, how about you?”  That cheer dates me, for sure, but it is still true in our Lutheran Schools.  As I write, Homecoming Week at Concordia Lutheran High School has just ended. Walking the hallways last week, I had a fun challenge trying to figure out what the… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit- Storytelling

Don’t you marvel at a good storyteller? No, not fish stories…although those stories can be entertaining. Storytellers can describe both the details of the event AND bring you to some kind of emotion. It’s a gift to be a storyteller. However, it’s much easier to tell a story when you know the story, when the… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit- Community

When I was in fifth grade, it was decided that instead of attending the public middle school, I would attend the local Lutheran School. That one small decision impacted my life greatly. Now I am a Lutheran School teacher, married to a Lutheran School teacher, raising my kids in the Lutheran faith and sending them… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit- Mercy

Stan Hines died tonight. Stan was the husband of first grade teacher Mary Hines of St John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. His health deteriorated rapidly recently and only in the last week had entered hospice care. Stan and Mary have understood (and Mary will experience even more in the days ahead) that Lutheran Spirit is a lot… Read more »