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The Cross on the Classroom Wall

What is the theology of the cross? What is the history of the cross? Where is the cross in your classroom, and why does it matter? Author Tim Schumacher explores the importance of the cross in a Lutheran classroom and challenges the reader to understand the importance of the symbol and its place in Lutheran schools.

africa gospelInto South Africa

For the third summer, Bethany Stellwagen, second-grade teacher at St. Peter Lutheran, Arlington Heights, Illinois, will volunteer for three weeks at St. Peter Christian College, Middleburg, South Africa. You'll want to read this article to find out how her experiences with the children in Africa have changed her attitude as a Lutheran educator in America and learn how spending part of her vacation helping others renews her enthusiasm in the classroom.

sundan boy readingHere I am, Lord!

During the school year Rob Lutz teaches grades 5,6, and 7 at Our Savior's Lutheran School, Crookston, Minnesota, but for two months each summer Rob works as a missionary at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudan/South Sudan, Africa. Learn how his work in Yambio, South Sudan, impacts the mission-mindedness of his students and feeds his soul.

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