Summer 2008

Summer 2008
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Abuse

Hurting people are everywhere. Abuse affects those you'd never expect. It may even be happening to you. If someone is hurting you or if you desire to help a friend in need, Pastor Zielinkski's article will help you find a way of escape.

Life's Not Fair

You just don't get it. Why do bad things always seem to happen to you? You're a good person. It's not like you deserve it. So how come things always seem to go the wrong way? If life just doesn't seem fair, check out Mr. Hein's article on suffering, tragedy, and who can answer all the why questions you have.

Hey, Good Lookin'

A girl's wardrobe can explain a lot about her. (I mean, Kathy Luder wears ladybug necklaces. What does that say?) So how should a Christian young lady dress? Can she war a mini-skirt or does she have to wear a dress the size of a tent? If you're interested in maintaining your modesty, Mrs. Curtis is here to help.

Faith Says Amen

Conference time is here, which means you're either sweating through the heat in St. Louis, on a flight to Irvine, or looking up Scranton on a map. Either way, conference speakers Pastor Mark Buetow and Pastor George Borghardt are here to fill you in on why "Amen" will be the word to know this summer.
tags: amen, buetow, faith

Yours the Amen

Conference time is here, which means you're either sweating through the heat in St. Louis, on a flight to Irvine, or looking up Scranton on a map. Either way, conference speakers Pastor Mark Buetow and Pastor George Borghardt are here to fill you in on why "Amen" will be the word to know this summer.
tags: amen, borghardt, faith

We're Just Dating, Dad

Your girlfriend's a Methodist. It's no big deal, right? So what? As long as she's a Christian, that's all that matters. Or does it? What's best when it comes to dating people who aren't Lutheran? Pastor Riordan's been there, done that, and has the answers.

Sins of Weakness or Deliberate Sins?

Have you ever let a swear word slip out, and then, frustrated with yourself, punched your grandma? Ok, so it's a far-fetched scenario, but is there a difference between intentional sins and ones that just seem to happen? If you're unclear on the differences, take a peek at Pastor Bell's article, which just might help to clarify your bewilderment.

The Ten Commandments

"What's the deal with the Ten Commandments? They're so overrated and archaic. After all, we're not the Israelites. You don't see us roaming around in the desert complaining about our rotten lives, do you?" But could these commands be more than that? Are they God's way of protecting us? Pastor Cwirla will get you up to speed.

A Love Like This

He rode into her life on a shiny motorcycle with a smile that could melt butter and a face fit for the cover of Teen People. Was it love at first sight? Did they live happily ever after? Or did he leave her alone and crying after only one summer together? If you're nosy and interested in Mrs. Stiegemeyer's love life, this is the article you won't want to miss.

Meinspacebook

Facebook is like cyber-crack. Admit it. You can't live without it. You have to sign in fourteen times a day, or you feel like you're completely out of the social loop. Well, who says only teenagers get to have fun? Martin Luther's got a Facebook page too, and he's invited you to be his friend.

The Road of Life

It's an eternal struggle between good and evil, right and wrong, light and darkness. The devil moves stealthily about the earth, waiting for a weak and innocent victim to prey upon. Is there hope? Does the devil always get his man? For a lesson in life, read Pastor Pauls' article and see yourself within.
tags: death, evil, good, life, pauls

Dead White Guys and Their Lies

Kathy's favorite teacher is caught lying about his past. She is astonished by what she hears and devastated that he has misled her. He's apologized, but it's not easy to forgive and forget. How is she supposed to trust him from now on? Read Kathy's article for a lesson in forgiveness and faith.

Hierarchy Among Friends

You've heard about the order of creation, but what does it really mean? Are mothers more powerful than children or bosses than employees? Or are we all really just equal in Christ? Pastor Petersen explains the two camps of thought on this issue and the conclusion we can come to as a result.

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