Catechism: The Power of Water
by Rev. David Petersen
God joins water and His Word to keep us from
eternal damnation. Read about Godís saving
gifts, which He gives us through the means of
Dare To Be Lutheran: A Relevant Font
by Aaron Wolf
Megachurch or faithful church? Contemporary
Christian music or the liturgy? Video projectors or
hymnals? Mr.Wolf explains the benefits of being
distinctly, and even an old-fashioned, Lutheran.
Pulse: And the Peopleís Choice Award Goes to . . .
by Adriane Dorr
Do you like the Black-Eyed Peas? Gwen Stefani?
Audioslave? Read this Pulse column to see a
survey of what kinds of music Higher Things
readers listen to the most.
Putting Christ in Christianity
by Dr. Gene Edward Veith
Why are most Christians so reluctant to talk
about Jesus? Are good works more appealing
than our Savior? Dr.Veith outlines the importance
of focusing on Christ and the forgiveness
Mining the Riches: Why Do We Suffer?
by Jeff Hansen
While reflecting on Lamentations 3, Jeff Hansen
gives insight about God allowing suffering in
We are Family
by Kathy Luder
Kathy and her mom attend a funeral at church.
While there, she contemplates the similarities
between biological families and church families,
family suppers and the Lordís Supper, and
birthdays and feast days.
by Rev. Tom Chryst
Your friends, television actors, and maybe even
you misuse the Lordís name. Check out Rev.
Chrystís article to see why three little words
say more than you might think.
Your Alpha to Omega: What to do after Graduation
by Rev. George F. Borghardt III
Are you finishing school this year? Do you feel
unsure of what life has in store for you after
graduation? Rev. Borghardt reminds us of the
hope and promise we have in Christ.
A Few Lies Satan Tells about Himself
by Vicar Charles Lehmann
Vicar Lehmann weighs in on Satanís anger, our
sin, and Godís gift of Jesus for our redemption.
Myths about Suicide: Christian Responses to Kids at Risk
by Dr. Beverly Yahnke
Over 50 percent of teenagers contemplate suicide.
Read Dr.Yahnkeís article to find out how
you can help those who face this temptation.
The Pinch: Caught in the Middle of the School Prayer Debate and Other Church/State Stuff
by Rev. Tim Pauls
Prayer in public schools is a good thing. Or is it?
Rev. Pauls discusses multiculturalism, secularism,
and the fine line between church and state.
Accompanying his essay is a compelling article
on school prayer by Mollie Ziegler.
Intelligent Design: Science or Religion?
by Rev. William M. Cwirla
Who ya calling pond scum?? Were you created
with a purpose or did you evolve from gunk?
Can science and Christianity coexist? Read
Rev. Cwirlaís defense of Intelligent Design to
find the answers.