The recent fanfare caused by the release of the iPhone® has drawn attention to the "digital divide"—the gap separating the haves and have-nots when it comes to technology. In today's world, people with access to the latest technology have more opportunities than those who do not. This week we look at the implications of the digital divide for Christians: How is access to technology a matter of justice? And how can the gadgets we love so much become idols? Key Scriptures: Isaiah 44:9-20; Amos 4:1-5; Luke 16:19-31.
Underage drinking is often thought of as a problem on college campuses; but about three-fourths of American teens have consumed alcohol before graduating from high school. One-fourth have their first drink before the age of 13. Next week LinC reminds you that whether you are headed off to college, attend a summer party where alcohol is served, or end up in other situations where you are tempted to drink, you need to honor God, the law, and your own body when making decisions about alcohol.