Dr Koontz talks about the history of Lutheran schooling in this part of his presentation given at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Hamel, IL on March 25th, 2022.
Dr Koontz’s presentation at the conference, Called to Defend: Protecting Your Family and Church through God’s Gift of Lawful Civil Authority, given in August of 2021.
Dr Koontz – Agrarian, Egghead – Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne
In Part Two on higher education Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the introduction of the Prussian Model and state-controlled universities replacing the in-group networking centers of the colleges in early America. They continue to discuss the things needed for a community to survive. Koontz and Fisk stress why it is so important for a cohesive group to be able to teach its own leaders.
The series on education continues with this first installment on higher education. The discussion covers the differences between English and Scottish colleges and how they influenced the American higher education system. The white guys explain why college today is more about who you know and the person it makes you, rather than about the learning you signed up for.
In this sixth installment on the series on education, Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about “socialization”, among other topics surrounding the decision of “how do I want my kids to be raised?” They lay out more reasons why institutional education breeds apathy and the inability to create friendships. In their usual fashion, the free-range conversation covers Harold Innis’ media ecology, the dearth of male friendship, the role of moms in activism and ways to future-proof your tribe.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk begin to look at homeschooling in this fifth installment of the series on education. They discuss the people and circumstances that led to its adaptation by parents, and why it’s such a unique and contentious method of schooling.
In the fourth part of a series on education, Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk return once again to the history of public education in the US. This episode focuses especially on the history of Lutheran Schooling, why and how it exists and its particular take on education in America.