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Lutheran Lecture Series XXV

April 17-18, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church, Wichita

Here We Stand: An Apology for Classical Lutheran Education

"Apology" comes from the Greek, meaning "a defense." Typically, we defend something under attack. Sometimes, the attack is a brutal onslaught. Other times, it's more subtle- slow and steady. Education in general is certainly under attack and has been so for quite some time. And Lutheran education isn't where it once was, either in vibrancy or availability. Classical Lutheran Education needs as much defense as it can get! This year's Lutheran Lecture Series presents just such a defense-an apology. We'll consider three chief questions: Why should Lutherans operate schools? What should Lutherans do with their schools? And why should we do this now?

Offering this defense at our 25th Annual Lutheran Lecture Series is the Rev. Robert Paul, a Lutheran educator in the classical tradition for more than a decade. Currently, he serves as the Associate Pastor and Headmaster of Memorial Lutheran Church and School in Houston, TX, while also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE). Previously, he served as the Pastor and Headmaster at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Roswell, NM. Originally from Long Island, New York, he was educated at Concordia, Bronxville and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He is pursuing a PhD at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, with a focus on the Old Testament. He and his wife Amy are blessed with four young children.

Plan to be the guest of Grace Lutheran Church on the weekend of April 17-18. Call 316–685–6781 or email for more info.

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2021 Lutheran Lecture Series XXIV Schedule

Saturday - April 17

12:30 p.m. Divine Service (Rev. Ben Siebert preaching)
1:45 p.m. Why Should Lutheran Operate School?
What Should Lutherans Do With Their Schools?
Why Should Lutherans Do This Now?
4:45 p.m. Vespers (Rev Brockman preaching)
5:30 p.m. Beer/Brat Supper

Sunday - April 18

9:30 a.m. Bible Class at Grace - Education: What Is It For? A Lutheran Approach to Education