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Faith Lutheran Church and School in Plano, Texas hosted a presentation by renowned author Dr. Gene Edward Veith on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Dr. Veith discussed his book Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.
Faith Lutheran Church and School in Plano, Texas hosted a presentation by renowned author Dr. Gene Edward Veith on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Dr. Veith discussed his book Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.  

“We were pleased to welcome Dr. Veith to our campus,” said Faith Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Rev. Stephen W. Kieser, who also serves as Headmaster for Faith Lutheran School.  “His book, Postmodern Times, is a must-read for all Christians.”

In Postmodern Times, Dr. Veith reminds readers that it is important to understand present day thought and culture. Relativist and postmodern ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist in the postmodern mindset. But Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism.

Last year, Faith Lutheran Church members enjoyed a Bible study focusing on Dr. Veith’s book The Spirituality of the Cross, and Faith Lutheran School’s high school scholars read Postmodern Times during their course of study at the classical Lutheran school, so inviting Dr. Veith to the church and school was a natural fit, Kieser added.

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is a writer and a retired literature professor.  He is Provost Emeritus at Patrick Henry College and the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He previously served as Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of more than 25 book including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, Classical Education, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.
Dr. Veith was born in Oklahoma in 1951. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1979.  He has honorary doctorates from Concordia Theological Seminary (2005), Concordia University California (2014), and Patrick Henry College (2016).  He has taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College, Gordon College, and Regent College (Vancouver).  He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Estonian Institute of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia. He and his wife Jackquelyn have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.  They live in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Faith Lutheran Church of Plano is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the congregation was founded in 1964. With Jesus at the center of all that is taught and preached, Faith Lutheran Church is faithful to the Scriptures and to the Lutheran Confessions.  For more information, please visit www.faithplano.org or call 972.423.7447.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. For more information, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.
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Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its third intern in the school’s classical Lutheran education internship program. Elizabeth Paul, a senior at Concordia University, Wisconsin has been selected as the third participant in the program. Paul will intern at Faith Lutheran School for the month of January, observing teachers and administrators and working with educators and staff in a variety of classroom and school-wide activities.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its third intern in the school’s classical Lutheran education internship program.

Elizabeth Paul, a senior at Concordia University, Wisconsin has been selected as the third participant in the program. Paul will intern at Faith Lutheran School for the month of January, observing teachers and administrators and working with educators and staff in a variety of classroom and school-wide activities.

“This classical Lutheran education internship is different from traditional student teaching,” explained Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. “Miss Paul will have the unique opportunity to experience and observe not only day-to-day teacher activities and routines, but also school administrator duties and responsibilities. She will also prepare and teach no less than two lessons under the supervision of a mentor.”

Classical Lutheran education internships are designed to be about four weeks long, which is different from students pursuing state teacher certification who often spend 14 weeks to an entire semester student teaching.

“Classical education internships are shorter and more focused.  This generally means that interns have more experiences,” explained Kieser.  “Elizabeth has interned at multiple schools in multiple settings including rural, suburban areas in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Texas.  Traditional student teaching generally has one experience over a longer period of time, whereas classical Lutheran education internships allow participants to complete multiple internships at various campuses throughout their education as part of the program.”

Faith Lutheran School hosted its first classical Lutheran education intern in August 2019.

“This idea is very new,” added Kieser. “Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has had several students complete similar internships. Faith Lutheran School of Plano’s participation is a flagship opportunity for Miss Paul. We are proud to participate in such a program that furthers the experiences of our future classical Lutheran educators. Traditional student teaching candidates are vested in progressive teaching methodologies that are contrary to a Biblical understanding of what it means to be human, how children are to be taught the Christian faith, and how they are to be raised up in virtue. In contrast, classical Lutheran education raises up Christians for life in the family, the church and society.

Prior to her time in Wisconsin, Paul lived in Macau, St. Louis, Southern Indiana, and Taiwan with her parents and two siblings. She has attended private Lutheran school, public school, and Wittenberg Academy, along with being homeschooled. She enjoys playing piano and organ, crafting, and reading.

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran Church and School of Plano today announced it will host a presentation by renowned author Dr. Gene Edward Veith on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  Dr. Veith will discuss his book Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.  

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Veith to our campus,” said Faith Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Rev. Stephen W. Kieser, who also serves as Headmaster for Faith Lutheran School.  “His book, Postmodern Times, is a must-read for all Christians.”

Event registration is encouraged at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4BACA82AABFB6-meet

In Postmodern Times, Dr. Veith reminds readers that it is important to understand present day thought and culture. Relativist and postmodern ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist in the postmodern mindset. But Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism.

Last year, Faith Lutheran Church members enjoyed a Bible study focusing on Dr. Veith’s book The Spirituality of the Cross, and Faith Lutheran School’s high school scholars read Postmodern Times during their course of study at the classical Lutheran school, so inviting Dr. Veith to the church and school was a natural fit, Kieser added.

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is a writer and a retired literature professor.  He is Provost Emeritus at Patrick Henry College and the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He previously served as Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of more than 25 book including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First EvangelicalsClassical Education, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.

Dr. Veith was born in Oklahoma in 1951. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1979.  He has honorary doctorates from Concordia Theological Seminary (2005), Concordia University California (2014), and Patrick Henry College (2016).  He has taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College, Gordon College, and Regent College (Vancouver).  He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Estonian Institute of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia. He and his wife Jackquelyn have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.  They live in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Faith Lutheran Church of Plano is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the congregation was founded in 1964. With Jesus at the center of all that is taught and preached, Faith Lutheran Church is faithful to the Scriptures and to the Lutheran Confessions.  For more information, please visit www.faithplano.org or call 972.423.7447.

 

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. For more information, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School will host an information session on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9 a.m. for those interested in learning about the school's preschool, pre-Kindergarten and K-12 classical education offerings.

Faith Lutheran School will host an information session on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9 a.m. for those interested in learning about the school's preschool, pre-Kindergarten and K-12 classical education offerings. The information session will include a campus tour, presentation from the school headmaster and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano, Texas. This event is free. Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4BACA82AABFB6-faith1

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448
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Faith Lutheran School high school senior Julia Hitz of Murphy received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program for her PSAT scores in October 2021. Julia was in the top 50,000 of the 1.5 million students taking the test

Faith Lutheran School high school senior Julia Hitz of Murphy received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program for her PSAT scores in October 2021. Julia was in the top 50,000 of the 1.5 million students taking the test.

“It is always a great pleasure to see our dedicated and talented students recognized,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser. “We are very proud of Julia and her accomplishments.”

Faith Lutheran School of Plano, Texas serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School high school junior Elizabeth Crawford of Plano was recently selected to participate in the National High School Honor Choir at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Faith Lutheran School high school junior Elizabeth Crawford of Plano was recently selected to participate in the National High School Honor Choir at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Crawford was one of 120 talented high school singers chosen from more than 170 students across the country who auditioned to be in this prestigious group.

“It is always a great pleasure to see our dedicated and talented students recognized,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser. “We are very proud of Elizabeth and her accomplishments.”

Crawford and other National Honor Choir members experienced extensive rehearsal on the Concordia University – Nebraska campus on Friday, November 4 with the university’s renowned music department chair Dr. Kurt Von Kampen and guest clinicians  Michael Palomaki and  Paul von Kampen. Both guest clinicians are Concordia Nebraska alumni. Rehearsals culminated with a late afternoon concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska the same day. This concert also featured the university’s popular A Cappella Choir, which includes three Faith Lutheran School alumni, Aaron Cumming of Allen, John Merritt of Plano and Nathan Kieser of Wylie.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano, Texas serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School will host an information session on Wednesday, November 16 at 9 a.m. for those interested in learning about the school's preschool, pre-Kindergarten and K-12 classical education offerings.   The information session will include a campus tour, presentation from the school headmaster and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano.
 
Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4baca82aabfb6-faith
 
About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.
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On August 10, Benjamin Kolodziej presented a lecture outlining the history of Lutheran sacred music in Texas at Faith Lutheran Church in Plano.

On August 10, Benjamin Kolodziej presented a lecture outlining the history of Lutheran sacred music in Texas at Faith Lutheran Church in Plano. The session, based on his new book entitled Joyful Singing: A Story of Lutheran Sacred Music in Texas, published by Fortress Press, highlighted the sacred music of generations of Texas Lutherans, concentrating heavily on the Wends and Rev. Jan Kilian, the founder of the LCMS in Texas, to the development of choirs and organs in the local church, and to the historical role Concordia University in Austin played in training church musicians in the state. Never far from the discussion was the many people whose careers were and are dedicated to serving God and His people with their music.  Benjamin Kolodziej is a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

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Farmers, fairies, superheroes and a myriad of other costumed guests gathered at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas on Friday, October 28 for the school's annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event featured fair-type foods, carnival games and more.

Farmers, fairies, superheroes and a myriad of other costumed guests gathered at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas on Friday, October 28 for the school's annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event featured fair-type foods, carnival games and more.  

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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On Friday, October 28 Faith Lutheran School in Plano will host its annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more.

On Friday, October 28 Faith Lutheran School in Plano will host its annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.   The event will feature fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more. Wristbands ($20 for Kindergarten and under, $25 for 1st grade age and older) are available for pre-sale or at the door. Wristbands give access to games (excluding the hayride, costume contest, food, cake walk, face painting and prize wheel). Tickets (2 tickets equals $1) will also be available at the event. For more info email flstreatnfeast@gmail.com. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano.

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.