Musings

These are the short articles from the weekly Mount Hope Lutheran School Newsletter. Topics include poems, paintings, great literary works, and the philosophy of classical education. You can browse through past articles here on the website, and you can subscribe to receive new ones in your inbox using the form on this page.

Is Beauty Worth It?

So is it worth it to make something beautiful? Well, we can ask: Do we have something to honor? Do we have something to confess? Is this object redeemed by Christ and therefore worthy of great care?

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Why Christians Should Study Math

When studied by Christians who live in the Word and Sacraments, math gives us a keen sense that the world is more beautiful and ordered than we could ever hope to grasp in this life.

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The Progress of Man

The only true progress for which we can hope is the progress wrought by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God as we live lives of repentance and faith.

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Eternity in Man’s Heart

Each child has been known by God even before birth, and a child will not simply cease to exist when death comes—a child has an eternal soul, which will either be saved or damned eternally.

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Listening to Joy

Certainly, many pieces of music merit our delight and admiration. But when seeking joy, let us welcome no one less than Christ into the score. For on that day when we stand in joy everlasting, we will be singing of no one but Him.

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The Christian Art of Science

Jesus is the one who literally holds the very atoms of our universe together; and when a scientist keeps this in mind, his faith in his gracious, loving, orderly God becomes central to the way he conducts the art of science.

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