Ed1: Online



You’ve reached an archived website for an older version of EL1515 online. This class is now offered solely through MyLutherNet at Luther Seminary. I’ve left the old version up, however, as students have asked me to do so. You’re welcome to draw on this site in any way you find useful! But if you’re a current student at Luther taking this class, please remember that the course’s most recent materials are in MyLutherNet.

Here are the texts we’ve used:

To Know as We Are Known, by Parker Palmer

Opening the Book of Faith, Jacobson, et. al.

and two books, one that you choose from this list:


Fashion Me a People, Maria Harris

The Church as Learning Community, Norma Cook Everist

Teaching the Faith: Forming the Faithful, Parrett, Kang and Packer

Teaching Cross Culturally, Lingenfelter and Lingenfelter

Teaching as a Sacramental Act, Mary Elizabeth Moore

Soul Stories, Anne Wimberly

and one that you choose from this list:


Greenhouses of Hope, Baker

Practicing Our Faith, Bass

Finding God in the Graffiti, Rogers

We’ve also used the following:

A Time for Burning (film, available at NetFlix, Amazon.com and in the library)

“Grilled Cheezus” (an episode of the TV show Glee, available through iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Instant video, Amazon DVD, and other sources)

As this is the first EL course in the MDiv sequence, students begin to develop a portfolio using the educational leadership competencies. Here is the rubric I use to evaluate that portfolio.

Introduction to Christian Education