Summer 2018

Summer 2018
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Check out all the great articles in the Summer 2018 issue of Higher Things Magazine.

My Hiding Place: Christ Is for Me

It's been one of those days and you feel lower than whale spit. You might even wonder if God is on your side. Rev. Borghardt passionately declares that, for the sake of Jesus, the Father always has your back, your front, your sides, your everything!

How Baptized Are You?

What an odd question! Either you're baptized or you're not, right? As Rev. Goodman points out, we live in an era where the world tries to measure everything on an emotional scale, even our spiritual status. Thanks be to God we have our Baptisms to help us remember Whose we are!

Theology: Gotta Love It!

Theology is not reserved for your pastor, a seminary student or that real smart kid in your youth group who's just nerdy that way. Rev. Castillero explains theology is for YOU - a baptized child of God - because Christ is at the center of it all!

Sing a Hymn at Satan

I'd like to dedicate this song to ... Satan! Well, not exactly, but believe it or not, there are a few hymns in our liturgical arsenal that specifically address the devil himself. Rev. Ulm reminds us that if God is for us, who can be against us, which is why singing a hymn at Satan can be a beneficial thing.

Anxiety and the Sacraments

Whether you are plagued by anxiety or only occasionally grapple with it, Emilyann shares some of her own struggles with anxiety and how she has realized that there's no doubt the Sacraments serve to remind us of what is true and where real peace can be found.

I'm Yours, Lord!

The sign of the cross is one of the most ancient, yet simple traditions in the Christian Church. Katie makes the case that it just might be something you want to practice as a visible reminder of Christ's love for you.

What If We Started Talking?

Social media has created a lot of opportunities to talk ... some positive and some not so much. Emma demonstrates that some of the best exchanges come when we talk to those right around us, face-to-face, making the most of opportunities to share the Good News.

Catechism: Liturgical Catechesis: Introit

Rev. Cwirla continues to demonstrate that there is not a single wasted moment in the historic liturgy. Everything has a purpose, and that includes the Introit, which helps to set the scene for rich, meaningful worship.