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Friday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. (1 Samuel 17:11)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // July 18, 2014

Episode 285: August 1, 2014

Today on HT-Radio, Pr. Borghardt and Sandra Ostapowich are joined by Pr. Mark Buetow. Pr. Buetow talks about his breakaway from the Crucified conferences "Baptized, Not 'Gay'." In this episode he talks about how baptized Christians find their identity in their baptism, not in their sin.
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In Radio Show // August 01, 2014

Sanctification: Jesus Living in You

Sanctification is frequently a Christian buzz word. For some it means how we become more holy or sin less the longer we are Christians. With clarity, Rev. Buetow illuminates the Biblical understanding of sanctification that takes us out of the driver's seat.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 31, 2014

Why God Lets Bad Things Happen

This week on HTV, Pr. Borghardt talks about why God lets bad things happen. And how God works all things out for your good in Christ.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 28, 2014

Episode 284: July 25, 2014

In Episode 284 of HT-Radio, Pr. Borghardt and Sandra Ostapowich are joined by Pr. Donavon Riley, Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Webster, MN. Pr. Riley talks about his breakaway at the Crucified Higher Things Conference in Mequon, WI, "Christians: Leading a Double Life." He takes a look at what Martin Luther taught - that Christians are simultaneously justified and ungodly. He also tells us a little bit about his first HT conference.
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In Radio Show // July 25, 2014

Marked Christians

The “N” you’ve been seeing all over social media is for the word “Nasrani” (Nazarene) which refers to Christians. ISIS is using this to mark the doors of Christian homes. You can guess as to why.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 24, 2014

The Life You Now Live

Drown, rinse, and repeat. This is the formula for the Christian life. It isn't about trying to follow God's law more faithfully. It's about realizing that, having been baptized through Christ, you follow God's law perfectly.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 22, 2014

Episode 283: July 18, 2014

This week on HT-Radio, Pr. Buetow talks about the Crucified theme, the theology of the Cross, Peter and Paul and more! Listen as we dare to be Lutheran and look at the 2014 Higher Things Conference theme.
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In Radio Show // July 18, 2014

The First Time I Died

It's a normal ambition to attempt to map out our lives. At the tender young age of 18, Rev. Riley did just that but ended up down a path where God took him face to face with Jesus. He died that day, but it was no "Heaven Is for Real" experience - he was "buried with Christ by Baptism into death." And it was then that his life truly began.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 17, 2014

Bible 101 - Ep. 93: The End

In the final episode of Bible 101, Pr. Buetow recaps all of the scriptures. They all point us to and preach Christ and him for sinners.  [ read more ]

In Resources/video/bible101 // July 16, 2014

Forgiving and Forgetting

This week Pr. Borghardt talks about forgiving our neighbor when he sins against us and keeps sinning against us.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 14, 2014