Since its introduction in 2007, Apple’s popular iPhone has had an exclusive contract with AT&T. Until now. Starting next month, after months and years of speculation and waiting, the iPhone also will be available through Verizon. But can the Verizon iPhone possibly live up to all the build-up and hype? We all have a tendency to blow things out of proportion and to get excited about things that can’t possibly live up to our expectations. LinC talks about how to manage our expectations and to be excited about the same things that excite God.
Key Scriptures: 1 Samuel 8:1-20; Mark 10:35-37; Luke 10:38-42; Acts 1:3-8. The new MTV teen drama Skins has caused a stir with its no-holds-barred approach to controversial subjects such as drugs and sex. While many sponsors have pulled their advertisements from the show, the creators of Skins maintain that they are presenting an honest and frank look at youth culture and that their show should provoke honest and frank discussions between parents and teens. The truth is that these discussions should happen anyway. Next week LinC looks at how youth and parents can open the lines of communication and have important conversations about tough topics.