In the September 19 issue, LinC takes a look at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, two Jewish holidays. While many Americans are wrapped up in football and the new TV season, our Jewish friends and neighbors are celebrating these holidays. We take this occasion to explore the religious diversity youth find in their schools and communities and to help youth find a balance between respecting other faith traditions and affirming their own Christian beliefs. Key Scriptures are: Genesis 17:1-8; Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 16:20-22, 29-31; and Colossians 4:5-6.
In the September 26 issue, LinC explores the topic of being number two. After years as the number one golfer in the world, Tiger Woods recently lost his top ranking to Vijay Singh. Youth—whether they’re trying to live up to lofty expectations or trying not to be discouraged by low expectations—are profoundly affected by winning, losing, and how they compare to others. How can youth be faithful in both victory and defeat?