Monday, September 24, 2012

FW: Grammar rules



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Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:38 AM
Author: Diane Meyer
Subject: Grammar rules


If you get the jokes, you do know your grammar click to enlarge


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Friday, September 14, 2012

FW: See us in Fort Wayne at “Lutheranism and the Classics”

Later this month…


Feed: Concordia Academic
Posted on: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:36 AM
Author: mayesbtg
Subject: See us in Fort Wayne at "Lutheranism and the Classics"


The second "Lutheranism and the Classics" conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (Sept. 28–29, 2012) presents an opportunity to consider what the wisdom and literature of the ancient past can contribute to Christian faith and life today. CPH editor Dr. Benjamin Mayes will be at the conference, and looks forward to meeting you. E-mail him at if you'd like to schedule a meeting.

CPH authors presenting research papers in the conference include:

  • Dr. Carl P. E. Springer, translator for Luther's Works: American Edition, will present on "Bach's Latin."
  • Dr. William C. Weinrich, author of the upcoming Concordia Commentary on John, will present "The Virtuous Anger of God: Lactantius' De ira dei in Conversation with the Philosophy of the Third Century."
  • Dr. Joseph Herl, editor of the upcoming LSB Hymnal Companion, will present "Gregorian Chant in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Lutheranism."
  • Rev. Wade R. Johnston, translator for Luther's Works: American Edition, will present "Spare the Rod, Hate the Child."
  • Dr. Thomas Korcok, author of Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future, will present "Master Müntzer! 10 Minutes in the Naughty Corner for Failing Your Logic Test."
  • Dr. Benjamin T. G. Mayes, editor of Johann Gerhard's Theological Commonplaces and managing editor of Luther's Works: American Edition, will present "Johann Gerhard on the Authority of the Early Church Fathers."
  • Dr. Franz Posset, author of The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg, will present "The Disputation between Athanasius and Arius: Luther's First Reading Assignment while a Novice in the Augustinian Friary of Erfurt."
  • Dr. Jason R. Soenksen, author of the upcoming Concordia Commentary on Micah, will present "Interpreting the Speaker of the Text: Homeric Scholarship and the Fathers and Luther on Psalms."
  • Rev. Joshua J. Hayes, assistant editor of Johann Gerhard's Theological Commonplaces, will present "The Muses Play David's Cithara: Helius Eobanus Hessus' Latin Versification of the Psalter."
  • Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie, author of LifeLight: 1,2,3 John and LifeLight Foundations: Ministry, will present "Only by Maintaining Luther's Languages Can We Retain the Authentic Luther."



September 28-29, 2012

Concordia Theological Seminary

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Although the fathers of the church occasionally erred, Lutherans have always had the highest regard for such ancient teachers as, e.g., Augustine, Jerome and Chrysostom, as well as the old Lutheran theologians Chemnitz, Hunnius, Selnecker, Calov and others. Concordia Theological Seminary is pleased, therefore, to offer the second Lutheranism and the Classics Conference under the theme, "Reading the Church Fathers." The conference features three plenary papers, a banquet address and 20 sectional presenters on the Reformation-era reception of the Latin/Greek fathers, classical authors, ancient Christian hymnody, cultivation of neo-Latin and pedagogy. Latin will be used in three worship settings. The presentation by Joanna Hensley is intended especially for classical educators and homeschoolers. The conference celebrates Lutheranism's engagement with the church's greatest teachers of the past and to their value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations.

For more information, see the conference website.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FW: [The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education] CCLE IN-SERVICE SURVEY



Steven A Hein

11:48am Sep 3


In response to requests for more in-depth instruction in classical and Lutheran education, the CCLE is considering adding more expanded in-service sessions to our CCLE XIII conference in July, 2013. With sufficient interest, these sessions could be offered in conjunction with our usual conference venues.

Please help us determine interest in adding an in-service component to next year's conference by responding to the survey below.

The Conference/In-service Schedule would look something like the following:

July 16-18, 2013

Location and Host:
Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

3 conference plenary sessions
CCLE business meeting
Evening banquet

3 conference breakout sectionals to include homeschoolers' roundtable discussion
Simultaneous two 3-hour in-service sessions 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.,
Evening fellowship

Homeschoolers meet 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Simultaneous completion of the in-service sessions 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(Participants could sign up for a morning and/or an afternoon in-service class)

A. Please feel free to comment on these items.

1. I would be interested in attending the in-depth, all-morning and/or all-afternoon in-service sessions.

2. I would want to attend in-service sessions that would assist in my achieving CCLE Teacher Certification.

B. Please indicate which in-service sessions would be of greatest interest to you. (note these would meet certain benchmark requirement for up coming classical, Lutheran teacher certification)

Law/Gospel _____
The educator can explain Law and Gospel, their uses, and can rightly distinguish them when expounding the Scriptures.

Worldview I and II _____
i.The educator can articulate the basic assumptions that comprise a Christian worldview with a Lutheran perspective.
ii. The educator can compare and contrast a Christian worldview with contemporary non-Christian worldviews

Worship I and II _____
i. The educator possesses a Lutheran understanding of catechesis and corporate worship.
ii. The educator uses and teaches the historic forms of liturgy and hymnody as they express and convey the gifts of the pure Gospel in Word and Sacrament.

Classical and Lutheran Pedagogy I and II ______
i. The educator gives evidence of his continued learning of the seven liberal arts, the three sciences, and a Lutheran understanding of the Gospel.
ii. The educator can contrast a classical pedagogy with other educational philosophies and their underlying worldview assumptions.

Classical and Lutheran Classroom Organization ______
i. The educator understands and is committed to supporting structured learning through effective management of his resources.

Please offer here additional comments, requests, or suggestions related to a CCLE in-service program.

Thanks much for your input - Dr. Steven A Hein

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CCLE XIII -- Save the Date


Please note the summer conference dates and location:



The week of July 15-19, 2013

(exact days to be determined soon, likely Tues-Thurs, July 16-18)



Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana


If you have Facebook, please note the recently posted conference survey on CCLE's FB page.


Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education