Insights @ Faith Lutheran

Conquering Death to Give us Life

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Apr 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Woody Allen once said, “I'm not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”  That’s cute and funny, but the reality is… he was afraid of death and it is going to happen – to all of us.  I don’t know about you, but that scares me a bit.  For the huge majority of the people in the world, even us Christians, death can seem scary.  But as Jesus walked the face of the earth, death didn’t scare Him. 

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Topics: Christian Identity, mission, vision, values, culture, identity, Christian school, lutheran, theology, Jesus Christ, Easter, Good Friday

GOOD Friday?

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Mar 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Good Friday?  What is so good about Good Friday?  Is this an appropriate title for such a day?  In my younger days, I always viewed this as the most depressing day of the year.   Churches are dark, pastors often wear black, fewer candles are lit, people are somber, the music is depressing.  We often leave the sanctuary in silence.  What’s so good about Good Friday?

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Topics: Christian Identity, mission, vision, values, lutheran, gifts, theology, Jesus Christ, Easter, Good Friday

The Rise of Electronic Vapor Products

Posted by Dan Buikema on Mar 20, 2018 5:35:00 AM

If you are like me, you are baffled by the sudden prevalence of middle school and high school-aged children across the country using electronic vapor products like e-cigarettes, Juuls, vapes or Monq pens.  The trend scares me both as a parent and a school counselor.

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Dangers, Data, and Divinity

Posted by Karl Knorr on Mar 13, 2018 5:33:00 AM

As the Director of Social Norms here at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, I am passionate about helping our students avoid risky behaviors like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and sex.  This January we have launched our Faith Facts campaign with renewed vigor to involve the entire Faith Family.  Faith Facts is a major undertaking that is part of a comprehensive ‘Avoid Risky Behaviors’ program.  To summarize the comprehensive approach, I will summarize it in three words ‘Danger, Data, and Divinity”.

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Topics: advice, high school, middle school, identity, transition, teen, parent, counseling, social media, parenting, sexting, teens, relationships, education, social norms, faith facts

Esther the Comfort Queen Part 2

Posted by Courtney Burns on Feb 27, 2018 5:33:00 AM

Esther the Comfort Queen has interviewed with Dr. Buuck and signed her official contract!  We are excited to share a little more about the research behind this decision and what her training will entail.

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Topics: high school, middle school, anxiety, counseling, teens, trauma, shooting, stress, resilience, millenials, snowflake children, independent children, comfort dog, Esther

How do Selective Universities Choose their Students?

Posted by John Chilman on Feb 14, 2018 3:33:54 PM

In 2017, 93% of Faith Lutheran seniors went to a 4-year university.  Our college counselors Mr. Chilman and Mr. Buikema work hard to make sure that students are applying to universities that are the right fit.  However, sometimes the university you apply to has an acceptance rate of 5%.  This begs the question, "How do selective universities choose their students?"  The easiest answer to the question is, "It depends".

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Topics: college, advice, counseling, college search, college tips, education

Mexico Mission Trip 2018

Posted by Mai Choy on Feb 6, 2018 5:22:06 PM

A few weeks ago, a team of 34 middle school and high school students traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to serve and learn.  The goal was to build a home for a family in need but the end result turned out to be so much more.   Read and watch the highlight video to learn about the mission trip and how our students grew in heart, soul, and mind.

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Topics: Christian Identity, mission, Christian school, mission trip, mexico, ensenada, bajabound

Robotics Tournament January 2018

Posted by Mai Choy on Jan 30, 2018 6:39:00 AM

On January 13, 2018, Faith Lutheran hosted a record 78 teams from southern Nevada and California at its 3rd annual VEX Robotics Tournament.  This year we expanded to include middle school VEX IQ Teams in addition to high school VRC.  Faith Lutheran Teams competed at Sierra Vista’s tournament in December, our tournament in January, and are looking forward to the VEX IQ and VRC Championships in April.

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Topics: extracurricular activities, STEM, VEX IQ, VEX VRC, co-curricular, competition, collaboration, robotics

FLNN Mini Video-A Nifty Thrifty Birthday

Posted by Mai Choy on Jan 23, 2018 6:49:00 AM
The "Faith Family" is not just the students, teachers, and staff.  It also includes our wonderful parents and friends from the community.  You can find many of these friends at the Faith Lutheran Thrift Store.  For over 30 years, volunteers have been operating the Thrift Store, now located at 2211 S. Rainbow Blvd., and donating the proceeds to school programs.  This FLNN Mini Video about one such friend. 
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The Future of our City

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Jan 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a small luncheon to hear Jeremy Aguero from Applied Analysis and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speak about Nevada’s economy.  Generously hosted by Nevada State Bank, these two men shared exciting and pertinent information about our state and city – all of which is great news for Faith Lutheran and our future.  

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