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Politics … religion … music … These are all discussion topics into which people tread very lightly, knowing their potential as landmines. If your personality is particularly passionate, you understand all the brou-ha-ha. As we venture into a potentially heated debate about music, I would like to offer this disclaimer up front: In offering one Christian’s perspective on music, I will not provide a list of “shalls” and “shall-nots.” That “list” is very personal and should be between God, your parents, pastors, and you.
The volume of references to music throughout the Bible should be a clue to its significance in culture and worship. In fact, music in some form (instruments, singing, etc.) is mentioned nearly ten times as often as money. That statistic startled me. We teach, preach, and hold doctrines about finances—how to be good … Read More »
Death…now that’s a great topic for an icebreaker. If you want to make other folks really uncomfortable, just bring up this topic. So why are we talking about death anyway? In a youth-zine, no less? Do you even worry about death? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota reveals that death is a common concern for young people, with fifteen percent of all youth surveyed confirming they believed they would die young. www.foxnews.com/story/0.2933.529364.00.html This generation is experienced enough to know that death is not kind, and death does not respect whether you’re young or old, rich, or poor. The current youth culture seems to think about the eternal much more than previous generations. This generation is asking questions like; what will matter when we’re all dead and gone? For that reason, death is a timely topic … Read More »