CHARIS: A Journal of Lutheran Scholarship

Fall 2003, Volume 3, Number 1

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Cover Credits: It is the intention of CHARIS to feature contemporary Christian artists and their work. This issue features the work of Dorothy Nowack, a 2003 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College who majored in art. A watercolor artist, she held her senior exhibit in the Schlueter Art Gallery at WLC this past spring. Inquiries about her work can be made directly to Mrs. Nowack, c/o Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Her telephone extension at WLC is 414-443-8873. Her statement about her paintings is found on page 3.

Front Cover - "Julian's Second Wound: Compassion"

Back Cover - "Poppies"

Cover Art: Julian's Second Wound - Compassion; Poppies
Dorothy Nowack

Anschauungen (Letters, Leadership Redux, Of Magpies and Other Birds, Lay Ministry, Gays and Lesbians in the Church, Hog Heaven)
John E. Bauer

Gesetzlich Wesen Unter Uns: Our Own Arts and Practices as an Outgrowth of the Law
J. P. Koehler

It's a Different World - Or Is It?
Mark Braun

Our Environment: A Blessing to Cherish
Amy Hagen

Dialogue: Responses to Eberle's Pastoral Leadership and Bauer's Anschauungen

Book Reviews

The Sacred and the Secular University by Jon H. Roberts and James Turner,
Reviewed by Daniel D. Ebeling

The Rebirth of Orthodoxy: Signs of New Life in Christianity by Thomas C. Oden,
Reviewed by John E. Bauer

The New Faithful: Why Young Adults are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy by Colleen Carroll,
Reviewed by John E. Bauer

The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity by Leon J. Podles,
Reviewed by John E. Bauer

Call for Papers: The First Annual Church Door Symposium

CHARIS: A Journal of Faculty Scholarship. 2003. All rights reserved. CHARIS is published twice each year by the CHARIS Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Republication of 200 or fewer words may be made without written permission of the publisher provided proper credit is given and two copies of the publication in which such material appears are forwarded to CHARIS. All issues are free of charge and are funded through advertisements, grants, and gifts. Direct all correspondence to Dr. John E. Bauer, Executive Director of CHARIS, at the above address. Telephone: 414-443-8730. FAX: 414-443-8514. Email: Articles in CHARIS do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Wisconsin Lutheran College, or the editorial advisory board. Those wishing to submit manuscripts for consideration may do so by sending a disk with the document in either Word or Word Perfect. All manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted directly to the editor. The editor is responsible for selection and acceptance of articles, but the responsibility for opinions and accuracy of facts in articles rest solely with the individual author. The editor is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. Unaccepted manuscripts will be returned if accompanied by a stamped return envelope. Further information about CHARIS, the Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran College, can be found on our web site at