ISSUES Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Vol. 47, No. 2

Early Childhood Education: A Special Opportunity for Congregations



  • “Reflections" by Rev. Dr. Brian L. Friedrich, President
  • “Early Childhood Education: Children Need It" by Don Weber
  • “Joy in the Ordinary" by Jane Wilke
  • "A Kingdom Opportunity!" by Mark Shockey, Pastor


  • “Early Childhood Education in the LCMS: Affecting lives and faith of young children and their families for generations" by Judith Christian
  • “Early Childhood Education: Challenges and Opportunities" by Liz Schultz
  • “Ways Christian Early Childhood Education Can Make a Difference" by Eunice McCarty
  • "Faith, Family, Child, and Church: Feeding His Lambs" by Kim Marxhausen
  • "Starting a Christian Childhood Ministry" by Martin Barlau
  • "Parent Education: How Important Is It in Early Childhood Education?" by Dr. Patricia A. Hoffman

Book Reviews

  • "Implications of Brain Research for the Church: What It Means for Theology and Ministry" reviewed by Bernard J. Tonjes, Ph.D.
  • "The Christian Parenting Handbook" reviewed by Vicki Fisher, DCE
  • "Passing the Torch: Sharing Faith & Values with the Millennial Generation" reviewed by Tara Hess, DCE