In the July 18 issue of LinC, we are reminded that in recent weeks the daily news has been peppered with gruesome stories and frightening images of hostage beheadings and inhumane forms of torture. Such disturbing events have a way of provoking fear and hatred among the peoples of the world. How can we rise above hate when we are constantly reminded of the evil in the world? Key Scriptures are: Psalm 137; Jonah 3:10–4:11; John 8:1-11; 15:18-25; and Romans 12:14-21.
In the July 25 issue, LinC takes a look at how during the summer as youth attend camps, go on family vacations, and prepare for the coming school year, they will meet new people and find themselves in new situations. How can youth express their faith in these different social environments?