Spring 2006

Volume 6/Number 1

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Catechism: The Power of Water

Rev. David Petersen

God joins water and His Word to keep us from eternal damnation. Read about God’s saving gifts, which He gives us through the means of Baptism.


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Dare To Be Lutheran: A Relevant Font

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.


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Pulse: And the People’s Choice Award Goes to . . .

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.


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Putting Christ in Christianity

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
He offers.


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Mining the Riches: Why Do We Suffer?

Jeff Hansen

While reflecting on Lamentations 3, Jeff Hansen
gives insight about God allowing suffering in
our lives.


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We are Family

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 Lord’s Supper, and
birthdays and feast days.


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The G-Bomb

Rev. Tom Chryst

Your friends, television actors, and maybe even
you misuse the Lord’s name. Check out Rev.
Chryst’s article to see why three little words
say more than you might think.


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Your Alpha to Omega: What to do after Graduation

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.


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A Few Lies Satan Tells about Himself

Vicar Charles Lehmann

Vicar Lehmann weighs in on Satan’s anger, our
sin, and God’s gift of Jesus for our redemption.


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Myths about Suicide: Christian Responses to Kids at Risk

Dr. Beverly Yahnke

Over 50 percent of teenagers contemplate suicide.
Read Dr.Yahnke’s article to find out how
you can help those who face this temptation.


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The Pinch: Caught in the Middle of the School Prayer Debate and Other Church/State Stuff

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.


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Intelligent Design: Science or Religion?

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. Cwirla’s defense of Intelligent Design to
find the answers.


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Letters to the Editor


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