Keeping the Word on Pentecost

So often today when we hear that word “keep” we simply replace it in our minds with “do” or “obey”. Which is a shame, because that puts the focus on our actions, when in reality the word “keep” [...]

Episode 73: Confirmation, Catechesis, & Pentecost

This week, it's only Riley and Gillespie with another pastor roundtable. They discuss the weirdness that is confirmation, catechesis, and the gift of Pentecost. It's a shorter albeit meandering [...]

Concord #19: The Cause of Sin

The philosopher Aristotle didn’t have a Bible, but by reason he concluded there was a god of some sort. He reasoned that everything has a cause, and those causes also had a cause.

No Grapes for You! – Gospeled Boldly #48

Study your vocabulary words - pronunciation can cost you your life! In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke see how covetousness caused infighting and grudges amongst the people of God.

Nunc Dimittis: Salvation – FOR YOU

Historically Lutherans don’t mess around with the Liturgy much. We don’t really have a “Lutheran” liturgy – we have what has been passed down through the ages.

Honor Your Father and Mother – Challenging Authority

Without a doubt you have seen the trend in modern society to “challenge authority”. We can see it ‎in ‎politics, civil government, and even in our own homes.

Reflections for Pentecost through Trinity 4 2017 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for Pentecost, June 4th, 2017 through the week of Trinity 4, July 15th, 2017. Reflections are available as a printable booklet and in a [...]

Judge Not Part 1 – The Largely Catechized Life #41

Judge not lest ye be judged. Everyone knows it. Most people confusing knowing sin with judging sin.

Judge Not Part 2 – The Largely Catechized Life #42

‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ has everything to do with the 8th commandment. God says your reputation is valuable enough to defend