• Classroom
    Dating Methods
    Bill Nye Video
    Ape to Man?
  • Origin of Life
    Noah's Flood
    Fossils and Rocks
    Natural Selection
    Old Earth Creationism
  • Creation Apologetics
for Classroom
Science Teacher teaching multi-racial students
grades 5-12, confirmation, or adult class

Let Students See What Skeptics See
by Philip Janke

We can let them see some challenges while still under our care, allow them to wrestle with them a bit, and help them find the confidence to face those challenges–confidence God gives through his Word.

The Purpose of Babel
by Jonathan Ross

Today in our Bible history lesson, we’ll explore an early civilization whose plans to build a great structure fell apart. More importantly, however, we’ll see the reason they stopped this massive building project, and how it applies to our relationship with God today.

Teaching Discernment using evolution videos
by Mark Bergemann
Showing evolution videos to our students, and then teaching a Lutheran response, can be of great value. Students can gain skills to evaluate evolutionary claims and separate the true parts of evolution from the false parts. These are valuable skills that can be used throughout their lives.

History Timeline
by Daniel Olson

I plan to have my students create a large world history timeline filling an entire long hallway. We will initially focus on world history as recorded in Scripture from creation through 100 AD. Before students add any people or events, the lives of five people will be highlighted on the timeline: Abraham, Moses, David, Ezra, and Jesus. Students will then add other people and events.

second edition
by Mark Bergemann

This lesson book condenses 263 pages of articles into seven lessons.  It is in use at dozens of WELS and ELS congregations for adult Bible study, in schools for faculty studies, and as a student text in high schools and colleges.


Evolutionists and Creationists Often Agree
There are many points of agreement on natural selection
Mark Bergemann, 2019

16 pages
"Let’s examine how one of the most famous champions of evolution, Richard Dawkins, describes natural selection’s ability to produce new Biblical kinds.  After writing nine books on evolution, Dawkins realized that in those books 'The evidence for evolution was nowhere explicitly set out.'   In The Greatest Show on Earth—The Evidence for Evolution, Dawkins states, 'This book is my personal summary of the evidence that the theory of evolution is actually a fact—as incontrovertible as any fact in science.'”

Views expressed on this website, especially those from sources other than LSI, are not necessarily the views of LSI.  In addition, LSI is a WELS group.  There is theological variance between the WELS and some of the Confessional Lutheran church bodies represented in essays and books found on this website. 

This video shows why evolution is incompatible with the Christian faith.  It can be shown in three sections of 8-10 minutes per section. 
Transcript of this video (and student handout)   
Download in HD or SD from our Vimeo site.

Did God Use Evolution To Create?
Video by Mark Bergemann

-- Why do some Christians believe in millions of years?
-- How do they attempt to make the Bible conform to millions of years?
-- Scripture shows these Christians place their Christian faith in jeopardy.

The Doctrinal Conclusions of Evolution
C. W. Spaude, essay delivered to the WELS Western Wisconsin District Convention, Watertown, Wisconsin,
June 5-7, 1972.
9 pages.

God Creates Our World
A self-study course on how God made us and the world
Original text produced by the Institutional Ministries Committee of the Commission on Special Ministries of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Copyright © 2006.  Text adapted by Multi-Language Publications of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in 2007.  All cover and black and white illustrations are the work of Glenn Myers. Rights to Glenn Myers’ illustrations reserved by Northwestern Publishing House.  90 pages.  6MB file

Book of Nature
part 1 - 
What We Can Learn About God From Nature 
part 2 - What Nature Doesn't Tell Us 
part 3 - A Conflict Between Nature and the Bible? 
Warren Krug, LSI Journal 2007.  10 pages.

Creation-Evolution Q&A 
Warren Krug, LSI Journal 2013.
24 creation/evolution questions with answers. 21 pages.

Essays on Origins
Dr. David Menton, 1996
22 essays, 46 pages.