To Burn or Not to Burn
by Jess Norton
Your friend just got the new Nelly Furtado CD,
and itís the same one youíve been wanting to
get. He offers to let you have it after school so
that you can burn your own copy. Do you take
him up on it? Or do you fork over the eighteen
bucks and buy your own? Read Jess Nortonís
article on music piracy if youíre unsure about
how youíd answer.
Film History 101
by Doktor Martin Luther
Itís summertime. Instead of whining to your
parents that you have no life, pop in one of the
ten films all Lutherans should know and love.
Doktor Luther has outlined several classic
movies that youíre sure to enjoy. And if you
donít, well, itís better than sitting on the front
porch waiting for the ice cream truck.
Money... Money... and More Money
by Rev. George F. Borghardt III
While you might have a summer job, weíre
betting that youíre still begging your parents for
more money. But who ultimately gives us all that
we need? Believe it or not, money doesnít grow
in your parentsí wallets, but it does come from
God who knows just how much you need.
The Wife of a Pastor
by Julie Stiegemeyer
When we think of pastorsí wives, we usually think
they should play the organ, make coffee for Bible
Study, lead the Altar Guild, and teach Sunday
School, right? Or maybe not. To get an inside
scoop on what itís like being married to a pastor,
check out this interview with Julie Stiegemeyer.
by Chaplain Richard Townes
Chaplain Richard Townes saw a lot of things,
both painful and joyful, when he was deployed
to Iraq with a Marine battalion for several
months. Through a series of letters written
home, he shares the struggles and successes of
being a pastor to some of the men and women
who fight to protect us.
Saved Sex: A Plea for Virginity
by Rev. Tim Pauls
Society tells us that sex outside of marriage is
okay, that it wonít hurt anybody, and that itís a
sure cure for loneliness. But thatís not Godís plan
for you. Read Pastor Paulsí article to find out why
God wants you to wait and why He loves and
forgives you, even if you do fall prey to
by Rev. Jason Braaten
Ballroom dancing is regaining popularity all
across America. Itís graceful, classic, and fun. But
Pastor Braaten, a ballroom dancer himself,
believes you can learn more from dancing than
just the cha-cha and waltz. Itís a lesson in
leading, following, relationships, and love.
A Moonlight Drive
by Kathy Luder
What started out as an innocent drive to listen to
music and hang out with Molly turns disastrous
for Kathy when a drunk driver loses control of his
car. As a result, Kathy is forced to grow up quickly
when she finds herself hurt and in trouble.
Christ on Campus: Questions from Virginia Tech
by Rev. Paul Siems
The recent shootings at Virginia Tech left many
Americans wondering why and how it
happened. While the thought of such a tragedy
happening in your own school might frighten
you and give you concern about your safety,
Pastor Siems reminds us that Christ has won
eternal security for us in heaven.
Mining the Riches: God's Breath
by Rev. Bart Day
God spoke, and things were created. His words
had their intended effect. Sin has tainted that
perfect creation, and now we live in a sinful
world. At the same time, Pastor Day expounds
on why we can wait with eager anticipation for
Christís new creation where we will live with
by Rev. David Petersen
Have you ever considered that a good
government is one of the ways in which your
heavenly Father gives you your daily bread? Itís
true! For a lesson in history, tyranny, freedom, and
liberty, go straight to Pastor Petersenís article.
Blurbs from the Blogs
Weíve compiled a sampling of some notable blurbs from the Higher Things blogs. Check them
out and read more at http://blog.higherthings.org/.