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Friday of the 18th Week After Trinity

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:38-39)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // October 01, 2015

Episode 333 - The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Dying in the Faith, Two Tables of the Law

This week on HTR, Pr. Borghardt is joined by Jon Kohlmeier. They talk about Mary Karner's recent article in the Federalist, parts of the Apology of the Augsburg Confession and the two tables of the Law.
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In Radio Show // October 09, 2015

Episode 7: Jesus Skips Lunch in Favor of Teaching

In this episode Pastor and Thomas discuss the eagerness with which the Samaritans hear Jesus preach (to the point that the Lord skips lunch in favor of teaching). Then, we talk about the official with a sick son, and how Jesus heals him with merely a word (no hocus pocus waving of hands). Lastly, we begin to address the healing of the lame man on the Sabbath.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // October 09, 2015

Uncomfortable Grace

When the pastor showed up and I sat down in a chair and read the order of private confession, I was nervous and a bit scared. Yet in that order, there are some wonderful words: "In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins."  [ read more ]

In Articles // October 08, 2015

Episode 6 - Will the Real Church Please Stand Up?

When you walk into a building, how do you know it's the Church? Could you distinguish the Christian Church from a church that calls itself "Christian"? In this episode, Sandra and Pastor Riley discuss not only what to listen for, to find the Christian Church, but they'll talk about some of the stuff that gets in the way of the Church confessing and receiving Christ in Word and Sacrament.
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In Simulcast // October 06, 2015

Discussions Toward Unity, Not Division

Pr. Borghardt encourages us to have discussions toward unity not toward division when we disagree with others and communication breaks down.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // October 02, 2015

The Catechized Life: Remember the Sabbath

This week on The Catechized Life, Pr. Matt Richard teaches us that the Third Commandment is all about receiving God's gifts to you.  [ read more ]

In The Catechized Life // October 02, 2015

Episode 6: Samaritan Woman's Encounter with Jesus

In this episode Pastor and Thomas word through the Samaritan woman's encounter with Jesus, blow by blow. She's one of the more interesting characters we come across in John, and Jesus has a surprise revelation for her. In the Inquisition, Pastor asked Thomas to talk about sex and culture, and Thomas wondered what stipulations Pastor has for people getting married in his church.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // October 01, 2015

The Adolescent's Chalice

You know it by many names-Communion, the Breaking of the Bread, the Last Supper, the Eucharist, the Lord's Supper, the Sacrament of the Altar-but it has a singular gift: forgiveness of sins. And where this forgiveness of sins is eaten and swallowed so also death is buried. This life meal has sprung you unto eternity with its immortal yet visible cook, Jesus the embodied One, for broken bodies.  [ read more ]

In Articles // October 01, 2015

Episode 332: The Dehydrated Law and Watery Gospel

Today on HT-Radio, Pr. Borghardt and Stan remember Maggie Karner, talk about what's going on in Higher Things, updates on their favorite sports teams, Pope Francis visits the US and Pastor Borghardt's recent blog post: "The Dehydrated Law and Watery Gospel."
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In Radio Show // September 30, 2015

HT Video Catechism - Ep. 59: The Table of Duties, To Children

Pastor Buetow teaches on the vocation of being a son or daughter and the honor and obedience the Lord requires toward parents.  [ read more ]

In Video Catechism // September 30, 2015

No Seat Jacking Jesus

Pastor Borghardt teaches us the Gospel Lesson where the humble will be exalted and those who exalt themselves will be humbled.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 29, 2015