Rock Star Pastors?
by Rev. George F. Borghardt
Describe your pastor in one or two words…Go! Geek. Rock
Star. Grumpy. How about…shepherd? In fact, a shepherd
is the perfect description of your pastor, as Rev. Borghardt
explains. And even though your pastor may have either geeky
or rock star qualities, what makes him someone you should
want to be around is that He is Christ’s representative for you,
here to faithfully remind you of the sweetness of the Gospel
through Word and Sacrament.
Coming Down from the Mountaintop
by Jonathan Kohlmeier
From the highest peaks to the lowest valleys, life can be a
harrowing journey, but very often, it is simply middle-ofthe-
road ordinary. And it’s at those times when the really
important things—Baptism, Absolution, the Lord’s Supper,
ground us and grant us strength for the next mountain or
Higher Things from a Youth's Perspective
by Jared Timm
Thinking about attending a Higher Things conference? Find
out what it’s like for your average, everyday teen. Jared makes
a pitch that just might persuade you to attend Crucified 2014
From Above Retrospective!
Enjoy four pages of fun-filled photos and enthusiastic quotes
from our three From Above conferences.
Christ on Campus Higher Things Through the Eyes of a CCV
by Alayna Brandt
Upon completing her first adventure as a College Conference
Volunteer, Alayna was compelled to share her experience in
the hopes of encouraging others to do likewise.
Youth Ministry Are You Ready for a Miracle?
by Sandra Ostapowich
This is the inaugural article of our new regular feature
dedicated to helping and encouraging youth leaders. Sandra
makes the case that Lutheran youth crave the richness and
depth that the traditional liturgy offers, as opposed to the
latest, greatest cultural offerings.
by Rev. Michael Schmidt
Everyone has a scar somewhere. All you have to do is look at it
or touch it and it will bring back all of the memories associated
with getting it. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones that
God uses to restore us. Rev. Schmidt reminds us that there is
no better example of that than the scars of Jesus: His hands,
feet and side—all of which will forever remind us of how
precious we are to Him.
Catechism The Table of Duties: Husbands and Wives
by Rev. William M. Cwirla
Rev. Cwirla expands on the occasionally used analogy of a
dance to explain the role of husbands and wives in light of
the Table of Duties, making it crystal clear how this union is a
reflects that of Christ and His bride, the Church, and how that
plays out in everyday lives.