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Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again will I say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand." (Philippians 4:4-5 from the Introit for Advent 3)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // November 23, 2016

The Largely Catechized Life: God's Gifts are Holy to You

God's not crazy. He gives abundant gifts to you to make you holy.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // December 06, 2016

Episode 54: K Is for Kingdom

Pastor Riley and Kate discuss how the kingdom of God comes to us, not because we seek God and find our own faith in our hearts, but rather because the Holy Spirit gives us faith.
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In Simulcast // December 06, 2016

The Largely Catechized Life: The Third Commandment

This week on The Largely Catechized Life, Pr. Harrison Goodman introduces us to the Third Commandment in Luther's Large Catechism. We can't find holiness in ourselves, but only in Jesus Christ.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // November 30, 2016

Episode 53: J is for Judgment

A new episode of the Simulcast in which Pr. Riley and Kate discuss the presidential election and our tendency to judge others based on their decisions and actions.
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In Simulcast // November 30, 2016

O, Give Thanks to The Lord!

This year, then, maybe before the first guests arrive or while you're on your way to whomever is hosting the Thanksgiving meal, check out Psalms 113-118: the Hallel Psalms, the Psalms of praise and thanksgiving. And give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His faithful, lovingkindness for you endures forever. Amen.

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In Articles // November 24, 2016

Higher Things Personnel Changes

Please join Higher Things in wishing farewell to Stan Lemon and Jon Kohlmeier, and welcoming Bob Myers.  [ read more ]

In News // November 23, 2016

The Largely Catechized Life: God's Word Actually Works

This week on The Largely Catechized Life, Pr. Harrison Goodman takes us through paragraph 75-76 of the 2nd Commandment in Luther's Large Catechism. It's there that we learn that God's Word is powerful and actually works to bring forth faith and good fruit.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // November 23, 2016

Episode 52: I is for Idolatry

A new episode of the Simulcast in which Pr. Riley and Kate discuss doubt and the source of our faithfulness.
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In Simulcast // November 22, 2016

Reflections for Advent 2016 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for the weeks of Advent 1 through the Saturday after Epiphany, November 27, 2016 through January 7, 2017. Reflections are available as a printable booklet and in a variety of other formats below.  [ read more ]

In News // November 20, 2016

The Largely Catechized Life: Driving Away the Devil

This week on The Largely Catechized Life, Pr. Harrison Goodman takes us through paragraph 71 of the 2nd Commandment in Luther's Large Catechism. It's there that we learn that God's Name and Word drive away the devil.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // November 16, 2016

Not a Crust of Bread

The dust has begun to settle on Election Day 2016. Your preferred candidate may or may not have emerged victorious. You may be elated or depressed. You may not care at all. But regardless of your political leaning, if you're a Christian you will certainly be praying these words: "Thy kingdom come." The holy Christian Church throughout the world raises this petition on a daily basis. But what is meant by God's kingdom?  [ read more ]

In Articles // November 09, 2016