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Independent reading in christian thought

Course Number: 
9334
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

Senior students may take this course in addition to the standard/required courses. 

Students will focus on a specific area of Christian thought that holds particular interest and significance. Students will then do focused reading and research of historical and modern Christian thought related to that area.

Old Testament Characters (Religion 6)

Course Number: 
j690
Instructors: 
Mr. Sean Wieting

The 6th grade theology class focuses on characters and lessons from the Old Testament. Students will explore the narratives of a number of different Old Testament characters, such as Abraham, Moses, Ruth, David, and Solomon, and consider how God was working in their lives, and how the examples and lessons of these characters can be applied to the life of the Christian in the present day.

The Life of Christ (Religion 7)

Course Number: 
j790
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

The 7th grade theology class focuses on the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students will explore the narratives of Christ’s birth, Jesus’ life and ministry, the call of the Disciples, and Christ’s death and resurrection. The class will focus on understanding the context of Jesus’ life and ministry within its historical setting, and connecting the lessons of the Gospels to the lives of modern Christians.

 

Christian Ethics

Course Number: 
9240/9241

This course focuses on the various aspects of the Christian life, and stresses the application of Christian teachings in the students’ lives, decisions, and relationships. Students will explore a number of different issues faced by the Christian in the present day, and learn how Biblical lessons and truths relate to these issues. The class will cover such topics as the place of good works in the Christian life, gender and relationships, religion and politics, Christianity and culture, and spiritual gifts.

Christian Apologetics

Course Number: 
9230/9231
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

This course focuses on the basic teachings of the Christian Church, with emphasis on how to articulate and defend Christian doctrine to the world. Students will learn the basic Christian doctrine that unites the whole Christian Church, as well as the specific doctrinal viewpoint of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its corresponding Scriptural basis. Additionally, students will explore a number of different world religions and worldviews, and compare the teachings of these religions to the Christian faith.

 

Christ and the Church

Course Number: 
9220/9221
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course focuses on Christ as the foundation of the Church, and follows the growth of the Church from the time of the Apostles to the present day. It studies how God acted directly in history to bring about our salvation, the problems and issues faced by the Church, and how these relate to problems and issues faced by the Church today. The class covers topics such as the life of Christ, the Acts of the Apostles, the Church in the Roman Empire, the Medieval Church and the Reformation, and Christian persecution.

Israel and the Covenant

Course Number: 
9210/9211
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

This course focuses on Israel as the “chosen nation,” the covenant agreement made between God and Israel, and the ultimate fulfillment of the covenant through the person and work of Jesus Christ. It studies the origin and history of Israel, the prophetic promise of the Messiah, and the fulfillment of those prophecies through Christ. The class covers various Old Testament and New Testament books, with a focus on how these books consistently illustrate God’s work of salvation.

Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

Mr. Schoettlin began ministry at Lincoln Lutheran in 2009, and teaches freshman, sophmore, and junior theology classes, a senior independent study, and serves as the chapel coordinator.

Contact Info
School Phone: 
(402) 467-5404
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Main Responsibilities: 
Theology and Chapel Coordinator

Mrs. Mariel Olp

Mariel (Nuckols) Olp began teaching at Lincoln Lutheran in 2009. She teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies and one period of 8th grade religion. Having a Dad who was a pastor and a chaplain gave Mariel a pretty diverse childhood that took place all over the country. Most of her growing up, though, was done in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Lutheran High School in Kansas City and then attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Contact Info
School Phone: 
(402) 467-5404
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Main Responsibilities: 
Social Studies and Drama

Mr. Bob Krall

Mr. Krall began teaching at Lincoln Lutheran in 2005. Before coming to Lincoln Lutheran, he taught in Grand Island, Nebraska for one year and Aurora, Colorado for two years. Mr. Krall grew up in Grand Island and was an only child. He is very close to his parents and loves to spend time with them. He attended Hastings College and got his degree in business and journalism. He then went to Concordia, Seward to earn his education degree.

Contact Info
School Phone: 
(402) 467-5404
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Main Responsibilities: 
Religion & Science Teacher, Girls Basketball