Fall 2005

Fall 2005
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Equal to the Apostles

“DTBL rocked!”one participant gushed. See how awesome it was in this photo collage, and get a taste of the worship life at DTBL by reading the sermon preached by Dr.Nagel at the DTBL Divine Service at Concordia Seminary.

Having Ears to Hear

Do you come to church with ears to hear what God will say to you? Or do you plan on power napping during the sermon? Pastor Cwirla lends some thoughts on exactly how to listen to a sermon. Lend him your ear.

From the Manger to the Stable:

Many people are becoming reacquainted with C.S. Lewis’s fantasy world due to the upcoming movie based on his novel “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”Dr.Menuge reflects on some of what Narnia represents.Take a look. It might be more than you know.

Cosmetic Surgery: Reality Check

Cosmetic surgery, reality TV’s hottest trend, blends fairytale beauty with ordinary looks. Darren Eliker’s article helps us think about beauty, reality, and finding contentment in Christ.

Ladybug Lies and Sliding Shirts

Kathy helps her friend Molly with fashion tips, dating advice, and learns a lesson about letting it slide.

Mining the Riches: Enslaved, Seduced, and Shackled: And 'The Lord was with Joseph'

In Genesis we read about Joseph’s long saga: being sold to slave traders, betrayed by brothers, falsely accused, and imprisoned— and the Lord was with Joseph?? Pastor Cage brings these Bible stories into clear focus as he reflects on Joseph’s vocations and God’s never-failing care.

The Concordia, 425 years later

Reflecting on the publication of Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions—A Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord,Dr.Veith finds that our Lutheran teachings have stood the test of time and boldly proclaimed our Savior.

Ex Cathedra

Ex Cathedra readers ask important questions about making the sign of the cross, being addicted to Internet porn, and what to do if you suspect a friend is struggling with mental illness.

Pulse: Video Games-Owned

Ever been owned in a video game? If you know what that means, you might be a gaming fanatic like Dr. Rast. Read on to see who owns you.

Catechism: The Promise of the Law: Blessing in Time

God gives us the law to curb our sin and fight against our natural tendency to do wrong. But are there also blessings in obeying the law?

Handling Hell

Do you think about heaven and hell? Are you nervous about your eternity? Read the second part of a pair of articles by Pastor Borghardt and Seminarian Fouts to think about eternity beyond the grave.

Heaven: Why It Doesn't Matter

Do you think about heaven and hell? Are you nervous about your eternity? Read the first part of a pair of articles by Pastor Borghardt and Seminarian Fouts to think about eternity beyond the grave.

Letters to the Editor

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