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August 21st, 2014

Posted at 11:24pm

Higher Things is pleased to offer the next series of Daily Reflections for 2014. This set contains devotions from August 31 through October 11 (The 11th through 16th Sundays after Trinity). As always, these Reflections are centered on the Scriptures pointing us to Christ, His work of salvation for us and its delivery in Baptism, Absolution, the Gospel and His Supper. You can download the Daily Reflections in one of many formats here.

In Christ,
Pastor Mark Buetow
HT Media Services

July 16th, 2014

Posted at 8:40am

Higher Things announces the next set of Daily Reflections for July 20 through August 30, 2014. Covering the Fifth through Tenth weeks after Trinity, these reflections are full of the Good News of Jesus for sinners, delivered in His Word and Sacraments. Download them today as a printable booklet or in a variety of other formats available here.

In Christ,
Pastor Mark Buetow
HT Media Services

July 9th, 2014

Posted at 9:40pm

Today, the board members and staff of Higher Things, along with “Crucified” conference attendees prayed for our dear friend and president emeritus, the Reverend Klemet Preus.

June 2nd, 2014

Posted at 8:59pm

Higher Things is pleased to provide Daily Reflections for every day of the year. The next set is hot of the virtual presses and ready for you to print out, download in one of many formats or receive by email or podcast. This next batch begins on June 8 with the feast of Pentecost and is full of Holy Spirit delivered Jesus filled Gospel!

May 16th, 2014

Posted at 7:05pm

Have you been wanting to see what a Higher Things Conference is all about, but aren't able to get away for a whole week? Higher Things For A Day is now available for all three Crucified conferences* this summer!

April 21st, 2014

Posted at 6:31pm

All unpaid balances for the Higher Things “Crucified" conferences in FL, WI, and UT need to be paid by midnight on April 30 or they will be charged a $25/person late fee (making the rate $400/person total). No refunds will be issued for cancellations on or after May 1 (including no-shows at the conference), and there will be a $20 change fee assessed for substitutions from that date forward. Also, April 30 is the last day to register for the CAMPference at Camp LuWiSoMo in Wild Rose, WI (July 15-18) at the $275 rate. On May 1, that increases to $300/person.

April 12th, 2014

Posted at 9:25am

Higher Things announces the 2014 Easter Reflections. These daily devotions are for the Easter Season, April 20 through June 7, 2014. Each day celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead and the good gifts by which He delivers His life and salvation to His church. Download them now in one of many available formats.

April 1st, 2014

Posted at 7:00am

Higher Things is pleased to announce a fifth summer conference, "Cruiseified!"

March 13th, 2014

Posted at 7:00am

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February 15th, 2014

Posted at 7:54pm

Higher Things is excited to announce the plenary speakers for this year’s “Crucified" conferences!

In Florida...
The Rev. Todd Wilken, host of Issues, Etc. and Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, IL
The Rev. George Borghardt, President of Higher Things and Senior Pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in McHenry, IL.

In Wisconsin...
The Rev. Matthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and Associate Pastor at Village Lutheran Church in LaDue, MO
The Rev. Jonathan Fisk, Host of Worldview Everlasting and Associate Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL.

In Utah...
The Rev. Marcus Zill, Coordinator of of LCMS Campus Ministry (LCMS-U) and Pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Campus Center in Laramie, WY
The Rev. William Cwirla, Host of the God Whisperers, former President of Higher Things, and Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, CA.

While the Wisconsin conference is completely full and has a long waiting list already, there is still plenty of room to register for the Florida and Utah conferences. Both of these conferences will also have special adult tracks of breakout sessions and adults are invited to register and attend a Higher Things conference on their own!

For more information about this summer’s "Crucified" conferences, download the Registration Packet, visit, or email!!

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