One of my favorite films to watch with our sons is The Endless Summer. This is a fun film about some California surfers who live the dream of traveling around the world in search of the perfect wave. They go from beach to beach, island to island, ocean to ocean and continent to continent, including places where there is supposed to be no surfing, but they find surfing. Time and again, when they arrive and explain to the locals what they are doing, someone says, “You guys really missed it. You should have been here yesterday!” or “You should have been here last week!” The locals describe the perfect wave that was there earlier.
I got that feeling today when I saw a paper delivered by Pastor Rolf D. Preus at Conference XVII of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education, July 11-13, 2017. The conference theme was “Classical Lutheran Education: A Pedagogy of Truth.” Pastor Preus titled his paper “Raising our Children in Truth.” Man, I should have been there. That was the perfect wave.
So LutheranCatechism.com presents it here for all of you surfers who should have been there too. To access this paper in PDF format, click here.