Blessed is He who Comes

by The Rev. Brandon Simoneaux Today in addition to being the first Sunday in Advent it is also the first Sunday in the church year. So Happy New year to all of you. But if this is our [...]

Where Did Advent Go?

So where did Advent go? Well, it didn’t go anywhere. It’s still here. Because Advent isn’t about decorating trees or not. And it’s not about baking cookies or waiting. It’s not about any of that. [...]

Episode 337: Thanksgiving, Paris, Planned Parenthood Shooting and Advent

[ download ] This week on HT-Radio, Stan Lemon is joined by Pastor Mark Buetow, Higher Things Media Executive. Stan and Pr. Buetow talk about things that have happened since our last episode. [...]

Higher Homilies: 1 Corinthians 2

Pastor Kent Schaaf's (Grace Lutheran Church - Grass Valley, California) sermon from the Crucified Conference in Logan, Utah.

God tempts no one, but uses temptation to drive us to prayer.

"Therefore we Christians must be armed and daily expect to be incessantly attacked, in order that no one may go on in security and heedlessly, as though the devil were far from us, but at all [...]

It’s Coming: The Tale of Two Advents

It's coming! We have waited 32 years for it, but the events and characters in the fictional Star Wars galaxy will finally have their next chapter revealed. Fans of all ages can share the thrill [...]

So You Think You Can Dance? True Confessions of a Former Liturgical Dancer

by Kim Grams Before I married my husband, now an LCMS pastor, I took adult instruction. As I studied Lutheran doctrine, I learned about worship. It’s not about MY performance, but about God [...]

Advent 101 – Fasting

Advent is a fasting season.  Fasting is a “fine outward discipline,” according to the Small Catechism.  While it does not commend us before God nor is it to be seen by others (Mt 6:16), fasting [...]

Justice and Righteousness – a Meditation on Jeremiah 23:5-8

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the [...]

Keeping It Real – Gospeled Boldly #108

Paul makes sure the Galatians know he’s on their side. In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke finish the epistle! In the Backwards Life, Pastor Brown takes on the modern idea [...]