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The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." (Luke 16:13)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // June 21, 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

Jesus' Parables of Grace - Scandalous Hope For Atheists, Doubters, and Believers

After the death of John the Baptizer, Jesus predicted his own death, making it clear that His own "exodus" was bound up in His suffering, death, and resurrection. This theme informed many of his parables of grace. All point to Jesus as Messiah and foreshadow His seemingly ungodly death and victorious resurrection as the mode of operation for God's saving work. Come and study the importance of Jesus' parables of grace for our Christian witness to atheists, doubters, and even to other believers.
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In Simulcast // July 06, 2016

Watch Live - Bread of Life Opening Divine Service

Bread of LifeToday at 2:00pm CDT (3:00 EDT, 12:00 PDT) point your web browser to http://stream.higherthings.org to join us for the opening divine service. Hear and see what Higher Things is all about - the Gospel, in the ears of our youth. Dare to be Lutheran® with us this week in the worship at our conference!  [ read more ]

In News // July 05, 2016

Jesus' Upcoming Departure and The Coming of the Holy Spirit

In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke discuss Jesus' upcoming departure, and what is means that the Holy Spirit is coming. Deep wells here, to be sure; much deeper than the sleep you get when you fall asleep in church... like Pastor and Thomas did.
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In Gospeled Boldly // June 30, 2016

New HT Conference App

It is with great thanks to Stan Lemon (HT Board of Director) that we are excited to announce a new mobile app for Higher Things® Conferences. This app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.  [ read more ]

In News // June 26, 2016