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Friday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you." (1 Samuel 13:13-14)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // July 28, 2017

Be holy - The Largely Catechized Life #47

The law paints a picture of Jesus. When He calls us to be holy, He also makes us that way and turns us toward our neighbor.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // July 26, 2017

Sensory Friendly Room Thanks

Sensory friendly rooms are available for the first time at this year’s Higher Things youth conferences, thanks to a grant from the Iowa East District’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  [ read more ]

In News // July 25, 2017

The law paints a picture of Jesus - The Largely Catechized Life #46

They will know us by our love. Love looks like the 10 commandments. That doesn’t mean you. That means Jesus.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // July 19, 2017

Higher Things Conferences: Unapologetically Lutheran

With Higher Things, there is so much more than that. Higher Things conferences do exactly what they say they do. It is unapologetically Lutheran.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 13, 2017

Thou shalt not repeat thyself... unless it's important - The Largely Catechized Life #45

The 9th & 10th commandments, the ones about coveting, are redundant. God already covered that stuff in the 6th & 7th commandments.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // July 12, 2017

The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.

In the 6th Commandment, we are taught to protect God’s gift of marriage. We are learning to regard the gift of marriage and life as holy. Thus, we are struggling against a culture that does not believe in the sanctity of life or the sanctity of marriage.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 12, 2017

Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord - A Meditation on Luke 5:8

Why was Peter so down and dour? He had just seen a miraculous catch of fish, one that broke nets. Shouldn't he be jumping up and down with joy?  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 11, 2017

What's the Gospel and What's not the Gospel - HT Video Short

The newest HT Video Short - Three words that change the universe still  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 09, 2017

Fun Times at Higher Things: Thoughts from a Lutheran Pastor on Higher Things San Antonio

Vitamins are not healthy eating themselves, but rather they support a healthy lifestyle. Higher Things conferences are just this. They are not a replacement for a regular diet of Word and Sacrament at your local LCMS congregation but rather are a supplement.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 07, 2017

Call It In The Air - Gospeled Boldly #53

Heads you’re an Apostle; Tails… tough luck bro. In this Episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke begin the book of Acts, first by discussing the Apostles’ turkey-like behavior after the ascension, and then by examining how Judas’ replacement Apostle is selected.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // July 07, 2017

Concord #24: Good Works (part 5)

"Furthermore, it is taught on our part that it is necessary to do good works, not that we should trust to merit grace by them, but because it is the will of God. It is only by faith that forgiveness of sins is apprehended, and that, for nothing."  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 06, 2017