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Wednesday of the 13th Week After Trinity

How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things? Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: "forgiveness of sins." (Small Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar, Part 4)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // August 23, 2015

Episode 1 - The Gospel Offense?

Sometimes the Gospel seems too good to be true. It's even (dare we say it?) offensive - especially when it comes to forgiving people we don't like and sins we'd rather see someone punished for doing. Not only is the Gospel that good, it's even better than we could imagine!  [ read more ]

In Resources/simulcast/shows // September 01, 2015

Straight Outta Compton - Movie Review

The Prophets of the Old Testament held up the ugly reality of this world where frankly there won't ever be any real peace. They also pointed to the promises of God, to Jesus Christ who did not come to condemn the world, but to reconcile the enemies of God, you, me and Easy-E to his Father through the cross. It was the Jesus who brought what it was the prophets promised, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 29, 2015

Episode 1: John 1 - Rev. Eric Brown & Thomas Lemeke

In this introductory episode of the Gospeled Boldly podcast, Pastor and Thomas dig into John's opening to his gospel. This section sets up everything John will be telling us about Jesus, who He is and what He does, for the entire rest of the book.  [ read more ]

In Resources/gospeledboldly/shows // August 29, 2015

HT Video Catechism - Ep. 54: The Table of Duties, Of Civil Government

Pastor Buetow teaches on the role of Government as God's institution for bringing some order to the world.  [ read more ]

In Catechism // August 26, 2015

The Miracle of Common Faith

This is the miracle: that we all put aside whatever other differences we may have and boldly confess our common Lutheran faith to each other and to those around us through our words and deeds. We are not alone, no matter where we are; we are built on the Rock that will never break and knit together as the Church as we confess one common faith.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 26, 2015

On Second Thought: A Follow Up to the Summer Article on Gender Dysphoria

In the summer issue of Higher Things magazine, HT published an article entitled "A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break." This article was also shortly thereafter posted on the Higher Things website. Some have said that our article on gender dysphoria could have been better. We agree.  [ read more ]

In News // August 26, 2015

Lutheran Traditions - The Best Kind

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us that God works through means.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // August 25, 2015

WIN: Ep. 14 - Taking the Cup of Salvation

This week on WIN, Pr. Fenker teaches us about The Offertory which comes from the book of Psalms.  [ read more ]

In Worship In A Nutshell // August 25, 2015

God Works Through Means

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us that God works through means.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // August 23, 2015

Focusing on Christ Crucified

Without the focus of Christ, we have nowhere to turn. We are blind in sin, always squinting to find a way to fix this impediment, yet God has brought us from death to life, from the blurriness of sin to the focus of His Son, and from our lost and fallen nature to a forgiven sinner in Christ.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 24, 2015

War and Peace

The world will call out for battles. People with the best intentions will warn of the latest war. Some of these you might even think are worth fighting. Even then, the truth of Christ Jesus and the peace He won for you and for the person you're fighting against still remains and shapes everything. Even then, the great battle is the one Jesus waged for you upon the Cross against Satan and sin and death. In Him you have peace - now and forever.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 23, 2015