Summer 2007

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To Burn or Not to Burn

Jess Norton

Your friend just got the new Nelly Furtado CD,
and it’s the same one you’ve been wanting to
get. He offers to let you have it after school so
that you can burn your own copy. Do you take
him up on it? Or do you fork over the eighteen
bucks and buy your own? Read Jess Norton’s
article on music piracy if you’re unsure about
how you’d answer.


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Film History 101

Doktor Martin Luther

It’s summertime. Instead of whining to your
parents that you have no life, pop in one of the
ten films all Lutherans should know and love.
Doktor Luther has outlined several classic
movies that you’re sure to enjoy. And if you
don’t, well, it’s better than sitting on the front
porch waiting for the ice cream truck.


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Money… Money… and More Money

Rev. George F. Borghardt III

While you might have a summer job, we’re
betting that you’re still begging your parents for
more money. But who ultimately gives us all that
we need? Believe it or not, money doesn’t grow
in your parents’ wallets, but it does come from
God who knows just how much you need.


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The Wife of a Pastor

Julie Stiegemeyer

When we think of pastors’ wives, we usually think
they should play the organ, make coffee for Bible
Study, lead the Altar Guild, and teach Sunday
School, right? Or maybe not. To get an inside
scoop on what it’s like being married to a pastor,
check out this interview with Julie Stiegemeyer.


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Letters Home

Chaplain Richard Townes

Chaplain Richard Townes saw a lot of things,
both painful and joyful, when he was deployed
to Iraq with a Marine battalion for several
months. Through a series of letters written
home, he shares the struggles and successes of
being a pastor to some of the men and women
who fight to protect us.


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Saved Sex: A Plea for Virginity

Rev. Tim Pauls

Society tells us that sex outside of marriage is
okay, that it won’t hurt anybody, and that it’s a
sure cure for loneliness. But that’s not God’s plan
for you. Read Pastor Pauls’ article to find out why
God wants you to wait and why He loves and
forgives you, even if you do fall prey to
temptation.


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Let’s Dance

Rev. Jason Braaten

Ballroom dancing is regaining popularity all
across America. It’s graceful, classic, and fun. But
Pastor Braaten, a ballroom dancer himself,
believes you can learn more from dancing than
just the cha-cha and waltz. It’s a lesson in
leading, following, relationships, and love.


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A Moonlight Drive

Kathy Luder

What started out as an innocent drive to listen to
music and hang out with Molly turns disastrous
for Kathy when a drunk driver loses control of his
car. As a result, Kathy is forced to grow up quickly
when she finds herself hurt and in trouble.


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Christ on Campus: Questions from Virginia Tech

Rev. Paul Siems

The recent shootings at Virginia Tech left many
Americans wondering why and how it
happened. While the thought of such a tragedy
happening in your own school might frighten
you and give you concern about your safety,
Pastor Siems reminds us that Christ has won
eternal security for us in heaven.


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Mining the Riches: God’s Breath

Rev. Bart Day

God spoke, and things were created. His words
had their intended effect. Sin has tainted that
perfect creation, and now we live in a sinful
world. At the same time, Pastor Day expounds
on why we can wait with eager anticipation for
Christ’s new creation where we will live with
Him forever.


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Good Government

Rev. David Petersen

Have you ever considered that a good
government is one of the ways in which your
heavenly Father gives you your daily bread? It’s
true! For a lesson in history, tyranny, freedom, and
liberty, go straight to Pastor Petersen’s article.


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Blurbs from the Blogs

We’ve compiled a sampling of some notable blurbs from the Higher Things blogs. Check them
out and read more at https://blog.higherthings.org/.


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