Don’t forget to register for camp! [Pinned Post]

It’s time! Registration for camp is open—do it now before you forget! You can click here or click on the nice, big, blue button in the margin that says “Register for Camp!” However you want to do it—just head on over to the site and register for camp today!

And if you would like to revisit pictures from the 2022 camp, one helpful way is to click on the search box on this page and simply type “camp.” There are a plethora of posts with pics. Check them out—but go register for this year’s camp first!

Bonus Content for “Why the Living Church of God?”

Here are some links to content mentioned in this week’s podcast, plus a little extra, like Mr. DeSimone’s coincidentally titled LCN article. Check them out!

Podcast 55: Why the Living Church of God?

Today, we ask a question that’s important for each of us to answer: Why the Living Church of God? Contrary to the sentiment of many in this world, Jesus is not an “attend the church of your choice” sort of Messiah. He wants us to attend the church of His choice. There are real, biblical guidelines for discovering where Christ is working and where you should go, and we discuss them in this episode of the Living Youth Podcast. Just click below on the platform of your choice to get started. (The articles mentioned in the podcast will be listed in a post to immediately follow this one.)

Video: A Lesson from John Williams about Discernment (and the Devil)

A change of pace this week, since my podcast partner, Mr. Robinson, is out of town. It’s a bit nerdy (specifically of the “soundtrack nerd” variety of nerdy), but there has long been a subtle cue in the movie music of John Williams that I have appreciated. Not only has it helped me to admire him as a composer, it has provided for me an illustration of the need for spiritual discernment. If you will forgive my lack of technical prowess (I just play the music right out of my speaker instead of editing it into the video), I hope this discussion helps get that idea across. If it isn’t terrible (and be honest with me, I can take it…), I’ll try to follow up in the future with a Michael Giacchino-themed lesson that goes hand in hand with this one.

Podcast 54: Tell the Truth (or At Least Don’t Lie)

God says not to bear false witness. But what’s so bad about lying? What about “little white lies”? It’s worth thinking about. Truth and reality go hand in hand…

(By the way, you’ll notice the video is less fancy this time. We were trying out a free service, but it takes a long time to upload, and since we were late getting this one up, we did it the quick way. But let us know what you’d like to see with the videos on YouTube. Filming ourselves would definitely make the process too long, but what do you prefer as a background? Let us know at [email protected]!)

Podcast 53: Five Bible Passages About Friendship

This is probably one of our most requested topics: friendship. Today, we’ll look at five passages in the Bible that teach us something about friendship. They are certainly not the only passages, and some might be surprising! But if this episode is helpful, we’ll plan on doing more on this topic in the future.

We mention a telecast (though we accidentally called it a sermon) and related article by Mr. Ames in the podcast, and those are linked to here. Below that, you’ll find the podcast, as usual, on all the usual platforms. And, by the way—if you have a favorite podcast platform that we aren’t on yet, feel free to let us know, and we’ll be happy to look into it!

Podcast 52: All About L4T—”Living for Tomorrow”!

This week, we asked Mr. Jonathan McNair to stop by and tell us all about the upcoming L4T event for adults 18–30. It sounds like a blast, and we hope you’ll sign up. Join us and listen in! And when you’re ready to sign up, just head out to MyLCG. You’ll find instructions near the top after you log in.

Some videos from those handsome Canadians

We mentioned in the last post that we would put up a telecast by Mr. Michael Heykoop and a Viewpoint by Mr. Javid Khan. So, here they are! Actually, Mr. Khan works on graphics for many of the Viewpoints, if not all of them. But he does the presentation on this one. Give them both a watch!