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Saturday of the Ninth Week after Trinity

And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, "Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you." (Acts 24:25)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // June 21, 2016

The Theology of the Cross

Pastor Brown does a deep-dive on the theology of the cross. What is it? How can it help us when we're down? What does Jesus' death and resurrection teach us about our own impending demise and renewal?
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In Gospeled Boldly // July 28, 2016

Jesus, the Greater Elijah

Through a morsel of bread and a sip of wine, He feeds you with His very own Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Altar, that you may eat and drink and not die, but live. Oh, you're ready to die, to depart in peace, but God's promise to you in Christ, is that believing in Him, even though you die, you live.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 27, 2016

HT Reflections Covering Trinity 11 through 16 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for the weeks of Trinity 11 through 16, August 7 through September 17, 2016.  [ read more ]

In News // July 25, 2016

Thanks for Bringing God's Word to Us

One tradition of many Christian congregations is for the congregation to shake hands with the minister(s) after a worship service. For many, this two to ten-second interaction is about the only one-on-one time they have with their minister during the week. Some take advantage of it by starting a conversation. Others say "Good morning" and move the line along.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 25, 2016

The Top Ten Things About Going to a Higher Things Conference as a Young Adult

Lydia Perling gives us her top 10 list of going to a Higher Things® conference as a young adult.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 22, 2016

How Not to Goof with the Word of God

In this episode Jeff Goldblum, er, I mean, Pastor Eric Brown, lays out how scriptural interpretation is rightly done.
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In Gospeled Boldly // July 21, 2016

An Empty Cross?

I was recently asked why I have a crucifix in my office at the church. I told them that we also have a crucifix hanging on the wall near the entrance to our home. They looked at me dumbfounded. "Isn't that catholic?" they asked.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 20, 2016

O to Be a College Conference Volunteer

And then the beautiful part comes! We see one of our old CCV mates at a church we're visiting or at another conference or wherever! And suddenly we're talking as if we had just taken down the last parament.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 19, 2016

Life and Food to the Lifeless

One day, you will die and your death will be mourned-at least, for a little while...at least, until your Father stands over the bed where your lifeless body lays. And in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye and with the sound of the trumpet, Jesus will say to you, again, "Arise!" And you and all the dead will be raised in a resurrection like His.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 18, 2016

Philemon: An Overwhelmingly Encouraging Book

In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown goes on a solo tour to tackle the book of Philemon. He addresses the reasons it is such an overwhelmingly encouraging book, and recounts why it holds a special place in his heart.
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In Gospeled Boldly // July 15, 2016

Mini-Series Episode 5: James Chapter 5

As Pastors Riley and Brown close off their study of James, the importance of Christ and His Mercy shines forth through the end of James, a mercy that is shown to us and that is shown to our neighbors through us.
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In Simulcast // July 15, 2016