Fall 2005

Volume 5/Number 3

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Equal to the Apostles

Rev. Dr. Norman Nagel

“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.


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Having Ears to Hear

Rev. William M. Cwirla

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.


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From the Manger to the Stable:

Dr. Angus Menuge

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.


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Cosmetic Surgery: Reality Check

Darren Eliker

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.


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Ladybug Lies and Sliding Shirts

Kathy Luder

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


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

Rev. Peter Cage

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.


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The Concordia, 425 years later

Dr. Gene Edward Veith

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.


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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.


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Pulse: Video Games-Owned

Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.

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.


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Catechism: The Promise of the Law: Blessing in Time

Rev. David Petersen

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?


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Handling Hell

Seminarian Ryan Fouts

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.


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Heaven: Why It Doesn’t Matter

Rev. George Borghardt

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.


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Letters to the Editor


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