LinC

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A fresh, timely, and biblically based resource, LinC helps you help your teens examine relevant faith and life issues, using the latest music, movies, news, and current events. Through engaging Bible study, you'll equip them to evaluate their world from a biblical perspective.

Each week LinC uses a news-making headline and sound biblical teaching to give you:

  • Flexibility: Options for middle school, high school, combined middle and high school, and small groups
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LinC - A Bucket of Thanks

LinC - A Bucket of Thanks

It’s one thing to be grateful on the inside—quite another to remember to show gratitude on the outside! This week in LinC we’ll talk about what it means to move through life being intentional about living gratefully. Key Scriptures: Luke 17:11-19; Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18....
LinC - A Cloud of Suspicion

LinC - A Cloud of Suspicion

Now that the Super Bowl is over, hopefully the “deflategate” controversy will be put to rest. Some have scoffed at what seems like petty jealousy, while others see it—and past New England Patriot actions—as a lack of integrity. The desire to win often tempts us to believe the end justifies...
LinC - A Disney Promise

LinC - A Disney Promise

How long do you save receipts? This week we’ll talk about a woman who saved an unused ticket to Disney for twenty-two years. Even after all these years, Disney honored the ticket! We’ll use that story as a jumping-off point to talk about covenant. Key Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-11; Exodus 6:2-9;...
LinC - A Parade of Palms

LinC - A Parade of Palms

The crowds were excited as Jesus rode into Jerusalem! But wait—this Messiah was different from who and what everyone expected. LinC takes a look at the humility of Christ, a humility we’re meant to model in our individual lives. Key Scriptures: Zechariah 9:9-13; Matthew 21:1-11; Philippians...
LinC - All Work and No Play . . .

LinC - All Work and No Play . . .

Have you ever felt like your effort at some task or job wasn’t appreciated? This week in LinC we’ll talk about making healthy choices in how and where we work. Key Scriptures: Matthew 16:13-23; Matthew 10:5-15; Exodus 20:8-11. In recent years, many sports and other “competitive”...
LinC - American Idol Ends—Christian Song Goes On

LinC - American Idol Ends—Christian Song Goes On

After fifteen seasons the popular TV series American Idol will come to an end. The show has had a noted impact on the landscape of popular and Christian music, generating artists and sales in a fragile industry. This week in LinC we’ll take a look at the influence of music on our faith! Key...
LinC - Assume the Position

LinC - Assume the Position

In 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan, switched it’s water supply from Detroit to the Flint River. The poor quality of water caused an increase in lead levels, creating a public health risk that has yet to be fully contained. This week LinC talks about irresponsible leadership, while encouraging...
LinC - Choose Wisely

LinC - Choose Wisely

This week in LinC we’ll talk about the chaos of this year’s voting cycle and about making good choices. Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30:15-16; Joshua 24:15; Luke 10:38-42; Acts 1:21-26....
LinC - Civil War and Christian Fighting

LinC - Civil War and Christian Fighting

The big summer blockbuster movies are starting to roll out! Captain America: Civil War continues the story line of the Avengers, this time with some sharp conflict among allies. This week LinC explores how we can handle conflict in our lives in Christlike ways. Key Scriptures: Matthew 18:15-17;...
LinC - Communing With the World

LinC - Communing With the World

Jesus tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves, but who is our neighbor? Even more challenging, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This week in LinC we’ll talk about World Communion Sunday, with an eye on others. Key Scriptures: Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 92:1-4; Matthew 26:26-30. You know that...
LinC - Digital Privacy and Faithful Discipleship

LinC - Digital Privacy and Faithful Discipleship

Changed your passwords lately? In recent weeks, Apple has gone head to head with the government in a legal battle to protect the privacy of its customers.This week in LinC we’ll talk about forming faithful opinions about obeying human authorities as it relates to digital privacy and other areas of...
LinC - Easter Revisited

LinC - Easter Revisited

It’s Easter—a time of joy and celebration! But for longtime Christians, somehow even Easter can lose its excitement. This week LinC takes a fresh look at Easter, hoping to reengage the minds of your teens (and you!) in this transforming and celebratory Sunday! Key Scriptures: Genesis 3; Luke...
LinC - Expanding Our Holy Horizons

LinC - Expanding Our Holy Horizons

As knowledge of our universe expands, so does our sense of wonder and amazement at our Creator God. This week in LinC we’ll talk about letting that sense of wonder permeate every moment of our lives. Key Scriptures: Psalm 8:3a, 4b; Luke 5:17-26; Ephesians 3:19a. Have you ever felt like your...
LinC - Fail Forward

LinC - Fail Forward

Ever really, really wish you could take back the last thing you said? This week LinC talks about Steve Harvey recently announcing the wrong contestant as the new Miss Universe (yikes!) and how we can embrace our failures as opportunities to rely on God’s grace. Key Scriptures: Romans 3:21-26;...
LinC - Faith Resolutions for 2016

LinC - Faith Resolutions for 2016

As we make the turn into 2016, LinC will kick off the new year with some conversation about New Year resolutions. Have you made yours yet? Key Scriptures: Isaiah 28:23-29; Luke 8:4-15; Hebrews 5:8-14. How fast do your New Year resolutions fizzle? Next week in LinC we’ll talk about moving beyond...
LinC - Faith in the Unseen

LinC - Faith in the Unseen

As if Pluto needed any more bad news, there’s been a lot of conversation lately about the possible discovery of “Planet Nine,” a large, yet unnoticed planet in our solar system. As science continues to reveal unseen wonders in our universe, it gives us opportunities to marvel at all of God...
LinC - Faithfully Facing Technology's Perils and Promise

LinC - Faithfully Facing Technology's Perils and Promise

One of the most popular superhero teams of all times has exploded on the big screen in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. In the movie the Avengers must work together to defeat a technological enemy bent on human extinction. This week LinC explores the impact of technology on our ability to live as...
LinC - Feasting Faster

LinC - Feasting Faster

Ask folks what they want most out of life and it’s a good bet they’ll say “to be happy.” Happiness is great, but it ebbs and flows. However, what the Bible calls “joy” is constant. Unlike happiness, joy will sometimes surprise us by showing up in unlikely and tough circumstances. This...
LinC - Finding Empathy on Facebook and in Faith

LinC - Finding Empathy on Facebook and in Faith

You know that awkward pause you feel after “liking” someone’s cry for help or bad news announcement on Facebook? This week in LinC, we’ll talk about Facebook’s announcement of a new “dislike” button and how learning empathy can shape our spiritual lives. Key Scriptures: Luke 10:25-37;...
LinC - Finding the Strength Within

LinC - Finding the Strength Within

Sometimes it feels like life is just a series of challenges—even as school ends and summer approaches. This week in LinC we’ll explore ways to use our faith to meet life’s challenges! Key Scriptures: Joshua 2:12-16; Isaiah 33:15-17; Genesis 28:10-22. The end of the school year brings tons of...
LinC - Girl Power

LinC - Girl Power

During March people around the country will observe Women’s History Month. It wasn’t long ago that women as a group weren’t considered part of the “in- crowd.” If you’re not in, then it feels like you’re out—outcast and unnoticed. For this to change, it took people who cared to...
LinC - Giving Beyond What Is Expected

LinC - Giving Beyond What Is Expected

We all say that we like to be giving people, but do we ever give beyond what’s convenient? This week’s LinC takes a look at what it means to give sacrificially. Key Scriptures: Galatians 5:16-17, 22-25; Luke 21:1-4; John 15:12-13. Every day we’re presented with opportunities for making...
LinC - God's Pursuit

LinC - God's Pursuit

This time of year our social media feeds are full of pictures of dresses and tuxes. Prom is in the air—and teens are pursuing that special someone to share the event. This week LinC talks about relationships, specifically about how God pursues us and the hearts of all humanity. Key Scriptures:...
LinC - Have You Studied?

LinC - Have You Studied?

Before death and taxes, most of us suffer another inevitability—end of semester testing! This week LinC takes a look at how our faith will also inevitably be tested as we grow in Christ. Key Scriptures: Job 2:7-10; Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13....
LinC - Healing in a Hug

LinC - Healing in a Hug

“Free Hugs” signs are appearing everywhere there’s been anger and strife recently. This week’s LinC prompts conversation with your teens about the power of anger—how to handle it, how to respond to it, and how to heal through it. Key Scriptures: Psalm 22:1-6, 22-24; Jonah 4; Matthew...
LinC - Hypocrisy?

LinC - Hypocrisy?

Sometimes we can feel trapped when the Christlike image we want to project gets tangled with our inability to be Christlike. This week LinC talks about hypocrisy and how we can make sure our words and actions seek to honor God and not ourselves. Key Scriptures: Jeremiah 9:23-26; Matthew 7:1-6; Luke...
LinC - I Will Serve . . .

LinC - I Will Serve . . .

Every day we’re presented with opportunities for making choices—about everything from what we wear to what we listen to or watch, and even about people we might want to be like. We’re called to live as disciples of Christ, but there are other voices that beckon to us as well. This week LinC...
LinC - It's How You Play the Game

LinC - It's How You Play the Game

The college football playoff captured the largest cable TV audience in history, confirming what we already knew: Sports is life and football is king. This week it’s the Super Bowl, with young, aspiring athletes watching and dreaming of playing in it one day. It takes more than talent to make it to...
LinC - Keeping Our Oculi on God

LinC - Keeping Our Oculi on God

Virtual reality has made great strides in the past few years, and the competition among new headsets is growing. It may be the last question anyone is asking, but is VR good for us? This week LinC explores some of the spiritual implications of virtual reality. Key Scriptures: Proverbs 2:1-10; Luke...
LinC - L-O-V-E

LinC - L-O-V-E

Valentine’s Day is February 14, and we’ll be using that issue of LinC to explore the topic of love. Not love of one another this time—but God’s love. We will look at what it truly means when we say, “God is love.” Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-5; John 11:1-44; Psalm 100. In 2014 the...
LinC - Let's Eat

LinC - Let's Eat

Hunger is a real problem that is faced worldwide, though it rarely receives the attention of the media spotlight. This week in LinC we’ll look at how teens can faithfully respond to this global social-justice concern. Key Scriptures: Exodus 16:1-3; Luke 6:20-26; Matthew 5:1-11; John 12:1-8;...
LinC - Leveling Up!

LinC - Leveling Up!

Pokémon what? Pokémon has experienced a resurgence with the popular app, Pokémon Go! This week LinC talks about the lengths we might be willing to go to in order to find God. Key Scriptures: Luke 5:17-20; Ezekiel 34:11-16; Matthew 5:13-16 Ever let a little envy ruin an otherwise good situation?...
LinC - Listening to God's Voice

LinC - Listening to God's Voice

Which of your senses would you miss most if you lost it? This week in LinC we’ll learn about a young man who personally took on his grandfather’s hearing loss, inventing an affordable solution for just $60. Join us as we explore what it means to hear God’s voice in our lives. Key Scriptures: 1...
LinC - Living Life Abundantly

LinC - Living Life Abundantly

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but it seems like nobody wants to die! This week LinC leads a conversation around our culture’s apparent desire to experience eternal life right here on earth. Key Scriptures: John 10:7-10; Colossians 1:4-6; Psalm 49:5-9. Can you just call something a “church”?...
LinC - Living as More Than Labels

LinC - Living as More Than Labels

We all read them, and we all use them to describe ourselves and others. They’re labels. The new movie The Duff raises awareness of the damage labeling can have on our sense of self-worth. This week your teenagers will have the opportunity to examine the labels they and their friends wear, how they...
LinC - Love Conquers Hate

LinC - Love Conquers Hate

On June 12 Omar Mateen committed the largest mass murder in US history, taking the lives of forty-nine people in an assault at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Details are still emerging about his motivation, but for us anger is an immediate and natural response to such news. This week in LinC...
LinC - Love in the Face of Hatred

LinC - Love in the Face of Hatred

In the last few weeks our country has stared down another devastating, self-inflicted act of violence. A racially motivated mass killing at a Charleston AME church has reignited racial tensions and demonstrated that our society’s racial sins are far from resolved. This week LinC takes a look at...
LinC - No Christ—No Church

LinC - No Christ—No Church

Can you just call something a “church”? Are there rules? This week LinC takes a good look at what it means for us to put Christ at the center of our concept of church—and how that’s unique to our faith. Key Scriptures: Matthew 16:16-18; Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:18-20; Revelation 19:7-9....
LinC - No Joke

LinC - No Joke

Satire has been the big news story over the past few weeks. What seemed to be a humorous attempt at revealing Islam’s faults, the Charlie Hebdo cartoons ruffled more than a few feathers. Extremists responded by attacking the magazine’s offices and leaving several dead. This week LinC explores...
LinC - No Reward for Trying!

LinC - No Reward for Trying!

In recent years, many sports and other “competitive” opportunities have started awarding participation trophies—trophies simply for showing up. This week in LinC we’ll talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers player who made headlines by taking away his kids’ participation trophies, decrying...
LinC - Not Just Some Fish Story

LinC - Not Just Some Fish Story

Ever worried about feeling less than perfect? That worry is at the heart of the new movie Finding Dory. This week in LinC we’ll be loving our imperfections while finding new ways to use them in God’s work. Also in this issue of LinC, we've included a discussion guide to help your group process...
LinC - Open House

LinC - Open House

When are your church doors open? A Chicago church kicked off the new year by leaving its doors unlocked and open to the public 24/7. This week LinC talks about ways to offer radical hospitality in our own communities. Key Scriptures: John 2:13-22; Luke 19:1-10; Acts 16:16-34. Remember that time when...
LinC - Our Shared Heritage

LinC - Our Shared Heritage

Our country’s seemingly unending struggle with racism continues to resurface in recent news. In the wake of the Charleston AME mass killing, the Confederate flag has been the focus of renewed opposition, largely centered on the one that was displayed over the South Carolina state capitol building....
LinC - Overcoming Shame With Love

LinC - Overcoming Shame With Love

Bullying and shaming are known threats among teens’ peers, especially among teens on social media. But what happens when parents shame kids on social media? This week LinC takes a look at this troubling issue that affects the whole family. Key Scriptures: Genesis 3:1-13; 45:1-15; John 8:1-11....
LinC - Pet Envy

LinC - Pet Envy

Ever let a little envy ruin an otherwise good situation? That’s exactly what happens to Max the dog, a main character in the new movie The Secret Life of Pets. This week in LinC we’ll find out how we can keep envy from ruining our lives. Key Scriptures: Genesis 4:3-8; 25; 27; 1 Corinthians...
LinC - Playing to Lose?

LinC - Playing to Lose?

Ever felt like you just couldn’t lose? This week’s LinC looks at a unique sports situation during which it appeared that both teams were trying to lose in the same game! We’ll be digging around the idea of intentionally hiding our God-given talents. Key Scriptures: Exodus 3:4–4:17; Joshua...
LinC - Providing a Refuge

LinC - Providing a Refuge

Today’s teenagers are growing up in a truly global culture. Sometimes that means we are made aware of situations where we’d like to offer aid, but our assistance is limited by distance. This week in LinC, we’ll talk about our Christian response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Key Scriptures:...
LinC - Reptilian or Responsible

LinC - Reptilian or Responsible

Sometimes our decision making leads to results that may ultimately undermine ourselves or others. This week in LinC we’ll explore the concept of free will and how we can best exercise our free will for the glory of God. Key Scriptures: Genesis 2:4-17; Proverbs 1:8-19; Romans 7:7-25; 1 Corinthians...
LinC - Resolutions . . . Now What?

LinC - Resolutions . . . Now What?

How fast do your New Year resolutions fizzle? This week in LinC we’ll talk about moving beyond faith resolutions to actively pursuing true spiritual maturity by learning to wait with patience and grace. Key Scriptures: Matthew 2; Genesis 18:1-15; Deuteronomy 34; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. We promise no...
LinC - Roots and Christian Calls for Justice

LinC - Roots and Christian Calls for Justice

The recent remake of the miniseries Roots has renewed the national conversation about slavery as part of our country’s history. This week in LinC we’ll look at our Christian call to advocate for social justice. Key Scriptures: 2 Samuel 12:1-10; Luke 13:10-17; Luke 3:7-14. “Floats like a...
LinC - Run the Race!

LinC - Run the Race!

Although the Olympics have wrapped up, they’ll remain a great reminder of the dedication it requires to excel. This week in LinC we’ll talk about how we can develop our spiritual self-discipline. Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 9; Psalm 119:25-32; Acts 20:13-38. They say that sometimes if you...
LinC - Sharks, Alligators, and Bears, Oh My!?!

LinC - Sharks, Alligators, and Bears, Oh My!?!

It’s summertime, and teens are finally able to be outside—something they don’t get to do much during the school year. This week in LinC we’ll explore ways we can be better stewards of God’s creation. Key Scriptures: Genesis 1:20-31; Genesis 6:5-22; Psalm 24; Exodus 3:1-5. ...
LinC - Sin That Enslaves Us

LinC - Sin That Enslaves Us

Addiction is something we read about online or see on the news, right? Too often we overlook addiction as a thing that happens to other people—not us. This week LinC looks at the power addiction has to interrupt God’s work in our lives, if we let it. Together, we can help teens recognize the...
LinC - Star Wars and the Continuing Saga of Faith

LinC - Star Wars and the Continuing Saga of Faith

This week we’ll use the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens to spark some conversation about how we can be more intentional about engaging ourselves in Christian mission. Key Scriptures: 2 Kings 2:1-15; 2 Timothy 1:1-7; Jeremiah 1:4-10. Ever really wish you could take back the last thing you...
LinC - Stop the Violence

LinC - Stop the Violence

Over the last few weeks and months, the headlines in our country have been filled with tragedy and violence. The recent killings in Chattanooga, TN, have continued that unfortunate trend. Frustration was once again expressed through irreversible harm. This week LinC talks about seeking peace over...
LinC - Swallow Your Pride

LinC - Swallow Your Pride

Pro football season is coming to an end! We’re even starting to see previews of this year’s Super Bowl commercials. This week LinC talks about what it takes to grow into humble champions of faith. Key Scriptures: Psalm 49; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Peter 5:11. At some point, we’ve all...
LinC - Tenderly Cradled in Freefall

LinC - Tenderly Cradled in Freefall

This week LinC takes a look into the life and death of American hostage Kayla Mueller. We’re called to live our faith actively, with the knowledge that doing so can put us in harm’s way. So, where’s the line between fearlessness and recklessness? Key Scriptures: Judges 16:18-20; Matthew...
LinC - The Apocalypse: Mutants Not Included

LinC - The Apocalypse: Mutants Not Included

Got any plans for the apocalypse? This week in LinC we’re taking a look at apocalyptic literature in Scripture—as long as the world doesn’t end before then! Key Scriptures: Daniel 12; Mark 13:24-37; 2 Peter 3; Revelation 19:11-21. Life gave Beyonce lemons, so she made Lemonade. The surprise...
LinC - The Challenge of Change

LinC - The Challenge of Change

The end of the school year brings tons of change for many of our teens—changing grades, schools, even graduating from school for good! This week in LinC we’ll spend some time finding comfort in things about God that do not change. Key Scriptures: Isaiah 40:12-31; Isaiah 55; Isaiah 43:1-13. ...
LinC - The Hobbit and the Generous Heart

LinC - The Hobbit and the Generous Heart

J.R.R Tolkien’s work has mesmerized generations of readers with stories that inspire imagination and wonder. His impact continues as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and now The Hobbit have been made into movies. Each series takes readers or viewers on an exploration of morality. Next week’s LinC...
LinC - The One True God

LinC - The One True God

Practice makes perfect, but can you practice too much? This week in LinC we’ll reflect on the remarks from baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher John Smoltz regarding the harm we’re doing to kids by pushing them to physical extremes in childhood sports. We'll also consider the question: What do we let...
LinC - The Power of Giving

LinC - The Power of Giving

At some point, we’ve all daydreamed about suddenly receiving tons of money. That kind of thinking spiked recently when the Powerball lottery rose to more than a billion dollars. This week in LinC we’ll talk about how all of our resources—even for the nonwealthy—represent an opportunity to...
LinC - The Power of Lament

LinC - The Power of Lament

The death of popular musical artist Prince added to a growing list of recently deceased celebrities. Social media exploded with expressions of grief, demonstrating once again how we struggle to express lament in difficult times. This week in LinC we’ll explore what it takes, as Christians, to...
LinC - The Power of Vulnerability

LinC - The Power of Vulnerability

Life gave Beyonce lemons, so she made Lemonade. The surprise video album found Bey being almost uncomfortably transparent about her personal life. This week in LinC we’ll talk about learning to be vulnerable. Key Scriptures: Psalm 69; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10; Judges 16:17-22....
LinC - The Truth About Lies

LinC - The Truth About Lies

We swear we’re not making this up: National Tell a Lie Day is just around the corner! There’s an Honesty Day, too, but not for another three weeks. This week LinC encourages teens to reject the sometimes-convenient lie in favor of embracing truth. Key Scriptures: John 8:29-32; Ephesians 4:21-22,...
LinC - The Wonder of Easter!

LinC - The Wonder of Easter!

This Sunday is Easter, and a new movie has just been released depicting Jesus’ life as a boy. This week in LinC we’ll talk about how teenagers can look for the work of God in their young lives! Key Scriptures: Matthew 18:1-4; Luke 9:18-27; John 20:1-23; Philippians 2:12-14. We swear we’re not...
LinC - The World's Greatest

LinC - The World's Greatest

“Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee”—the world recently mourned the loss of one of its greatest athletes. In fact, he was often called “the greatest.” This week in LinC we’ll take a look at where we find true spiritual greatness. Key Scriptures: Mark 10:41-45; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Luke...
LinC - Tied Together

LinC - Tied Together

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is unity, and it lies deep in the soul of every American. Our nation is arguably the least unified it’s been in recent history. This week LinC examines this legacy, as well as ways we can shape the present and future toward a more unified society that...
LinC - To Heaven and Back

LinC - To Heaven and Back

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens after we die? Is it possible to get so hung up on the details of eternity that we forget to participate in God’s kingdom now? This week in LinC we’ll talk about how we can be focused on the now while keeping our hope for the future. Key Scriptures:...
LinC - Top O' the Morning!

LinC - Top O' the Morning!

What’s your favorite green drink? This week LinC talks about St. Patrick’s Day—but not about parades and leprechauns. Did you know Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland? In honor of that, we’ll take a look at the topic of evangelism. Key Scriptures: Jonah 1; Acts...
LinC - Uncovered Sin

LinC - Uncovered Sin

You know that sinking feeling you get when you’re caught doing something wrong? Recently thousands of people experienced that feeling when extramarital dating site Ashley Madison was hacked and the names and e-mails of its clients were released online. This week in LinC we’ll talk about...
LinC - United by Faith

LinC - United by Faith

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that we’re in an election cycle. The news and social media have had plenty to say about all of the candidates—and a lot of it hasn’t been nice. This week in LinC we will explore ways we can encourage Christian unity in times...
LinC - Want Bacon With That?

LinC - Want Bacon With That?

Ever loved dinner so much you wanted to name yourself after it? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mr. Bacon Double Cheeseburger. This week in LinC, we’ll talk about what it means to embrace who you are. Key Scriptures: Genesis 32:22-32; Acts 9:1-15; Matthew 3:13-17. Which of your senses...
LinC - Watch Night

LinC - Watch Night

The New Year’s edition of LinC will use the tradition of Watch Night to help you and your students experience the spiritual power of anticipation for God’s work in the world. God’s activity will serve as encouragement for positive change in their lives during 2015. Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy...
LinC - We the People

LinC - We the People

A few weeks ago our country was devastated by a series of killings between police and civilians, revealing the deep racial tensions that still exist among us. This week in LinC we’ll talk about the prevailing sense of powerlessness that seems to envelop us as we realize how far we have to go on...
LinC - Weathering the Storm

LinC - Weathering the Storm

As the dog days of summer persist, we all experience times when even the weather gets us down. This week LinC explores ways for teens to find their way through difficult times in life. Key Scriptures: Genesis 6:5-16; Mark 4:40; John 11:1-16. Practice makes perfect, but can you practice too much?...
LinC - Why the Long Face?

LinC - Why the Long Face?

Remember that time when a horse gave you a hug at just the right moment? Probably not. But a recent study has revealed that horses can perceive and respond to human emotion. This week in LinC we’ll take a look at healthy ways to express certain emotions to others. Key Scriptures: Matthew 26:36-42;...
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