Winter 2005

Volume 5/Number 4

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Catechism: Lead Us to Resist Temptation

Rev. David Petersen

We continually struggle with temptation, just our Master, Jesus, was also tempted. And yet we hold fast to the hope we have in Christ when all earthly sufferings, including temptation, will finally be removed.


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Dare To Be Lutheran: Sin, Certainty, and the Gospel:
Why I’m Not Eastern Orthodox

Rev. Paul Gregory Alms

In this semi-regular column, Higher Things
seeks to understand our distinctiveness as
Lutherans. In this issue, Pastor Alms lends his
thoughts about the Eastern Orthodox Church
and our Gospel-rich Lutheran heritage.


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Pulse: I Kissed Legalism Goodbye

Adriane Dorr

In this Pulse column that reviews several
books on “Christian dating,”Ms.Dorr reflects
on boyfriends, girlfriends, hand checks, and
Christ’s everlasting grace.


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MINING THE RICHES: A Promise of the Lord

Rev. Brian Mosemann

In Mark 4, Jesus calms the sea and quiets the
waves. Pastor Mosemann reflects on this text,
on our resistance to trust in God, and on the
Gospel promises of our Savior.


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Blog War on the Wrath of God

Dr. Gene Edward Veith

Was Hurricane Katrina an example of God
unleashing His wrath? Read about Dr.Veith’s
blog wars and God’s wrath, grace, and our
hope in Christ.


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Kathy and the Wonderful, Beautiful, Happy, Very Good Day

Kathy Luder

Kathy’s day starts out crummy and goes
downhill from there. At the end of the day,
Kathy flops on the couch, and her perspective
suddenly changes.


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Lutherans in Sudan

Hipi Elisa

Hipi is the daughter of Rev. Andrew Elisa, the
president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in the Sudan. She lends some thoughts about
God’s unceasing blessings in the persecuted
and war-torn country of Sudan.


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Christmas: On the Earth

Rev. George F. Borghardt III

The Christmas narratives in the Gospels of
Matthew and Luke are favorites of many. Pastor
Borghardt explores one aspect of the story—
the angels’ role in our Lord’s Christmas coming.


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Tea and Philosophy

Adriane Dorr

The TGB Society serves up tea, good conversation,
and thoughtful discussion. See what this
college group is all about.


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Looks Can Be Deceiving

Seminarian Joshua Genig

Campus Crusade for Christ, an organization
over fifty years old, has groups at more than
thirteen hundred college campuses. Is this
parachurch group helpful to Lutheran college
students or not?


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Dear Pastor… Questions and Answers about Depression

Rev. Dan Krueger

Dear Pastor, I need some advice. I’m feeling so
depressed. Can you help? Is there something
wrong with my faith? Pastor Krueger helps to
clear up the confusion.


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The Devil’s Opera

A. B. Fouts

Are praise services the cure for depression? Can
praise music take away your despair? Read this
intriguing article to explore the heartache of
bipolar disorder and the truth of the Gospel.


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Letters to the Editor


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