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April 20, 2018
Millennials Don’t Know About Extermination Camps
In 1961, the Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was put on trial for his role in...
January 17, 2018
Google’s Arts & Culture Site
Do you know about Google's Arts & Culture site? It's a rather remarkable virtual treasure...
October 18, 2017
The New Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism
Concordia Publishing House has just released Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition. This updates the...
September 20, 2017
The Ignorance Plague
Democracies require a certain level of civic knowledge and understanding so that citizens can effectively...
September 18, 2017
A Reformation best-seller to read and give away
Luther's Small Catechism is a marvel of clarity, depth, and spiritual insight. Used for centuries to...
September 13, 2017
The Natural Virtues, the Theological Virtues, & the Commandments
In thinking about "virtue ethics" and the Christian life, it is important not to...
August 03, 2017
Free Lutheran resources
My daughter, Deaconness Mary Moerbe, has collected links to a vast array of free Lutheran...
August 03, 2017
A classical alternative to the SAT & ACT
High school graduates who want to go to college nearly always have to take the...
July 28, 2017
The academic effects of marijuana: A controlled experiment
Marijuana is legal in the Netherlands, with "cannabis cafes" being a fixture of university towns....
July 17, 2017
Discrimination in footnotes
Two geographers have written an academic article arguing that scholars should not cite research by so...
July 13, 2017
Reading the language of creation
I'm at the Conference on Classical Lutheran Education in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the theme of which this year...
July 11, 2017
Christian multi-universe theories
The scholastic theology of the Middle Ages was very much in thrall to the philosophy...
July 10, 2017
Jewish school in UK faces closure for not teaching LGBT issues
An orthodox Jewish school for girls in London may be closed down for refusing to...
June 29, 2017
The history of Vacation Bible School
This week is Vacation Bible School at our church, as well as at others I'm...
April 28, 2017
Education and religion
Does having more education mean being less religious? That has been the conventional wisdom in...
April 27, 2017
Plantinga wins Templeton Prize
Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the Templeton Prize for contributions to religion. Plantinga has...
April 17, 2017
Gorsuch’s first week will feature LCMS school
Justice Neil Gorsuch is now on the Supreme Court, and one of the first cases...
March 30, 2017
Student suspended for disagreeing with Muslim professor
Muslims believe that Jesus was not really crucified. According to the Qur'an, That they said...
March 24, 2017
The myth of learning styles
You know how some people are "right brained" and other people are "left brained"? And...
March 23, 2017
Group morality vs. individual morality
In the context of a discussion of the conflict between education secretary Betsy DeVos and...
March 09, 2017
The return of cursive writing
As we blogged about some years ago, teaching cursive handwriting had all but disappeared from our...
March 02, 2017
Why science is sexist and racist
Joy Pullman at the Federalist writes about a doctoral dissertation that maintains that science is inherently...
February 20, 2017
And now the conservative Generation Z
Forget Millennials. A new generation is coming of age: Generation-Z. It's being heralded as the...
February 08, 2017
Betsy DeVos wins confirmation, barely
The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, after an intense Democratic effort to...
December 19, 2016
Top 10 Google searches of 2016
The internet contains unfathomable amounts of information. Search engines allow us to find anything we...
December 15, 2016
Our attention span drops to below that of a goldfish
Americans have a very high literacy rate. The problem is, though people can read, many...
October 27, 2016
Don’t know much about history
A study has found that quite a few young Americans are open to Communism. And one...
September 26, 2016
Teaching predestination at Berkeley
The New York Times has a fascinating article by Berkeley history professor Jonathan Sheehan about...
August 23, 2016
Court blocks Obama’s bathroom mandate
Just in time for the new school year, a federal court has granted an injunction...
August 12, 2016
Who’ll win the Irish vote?
We keep getting told that demographics favor the Democrats and look bad for the Republicans,...
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