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The more the Supper depends on us, the less we can depend on it.

“For here we conclude and say: Even though a knave takes or distributes the Sacrament, he receives the true Sacrament, that is, the true body and blood of Christ, just as truly as he who [...]

Bible Study Thursday: What your pastor wants from you (Gal 4:13-15) – A Higher Things® Video Short

Your pastor isn’t so worried about gaining your respect, having you like him, or getting paid lots of money (those things are all nice, of course). What your pastor wants is for you to [...]

Who needs the good things you do? God doesn’t – A Higher Things® Video Short

We often think that if we do enough good works, they’ll balance out our sins and we’ll get to go to heaven. Or that we owe good works to God for all that He’s done for us. But [...]

Out of Context Tuesday: Good Samartian & the failure of our religion – A Higher Things® Video Short

Sure, Jesus! I’m all for helping my neighbor…but who’s my neighbor? Our faith is not about checking boxes of good works. If that’s how you’re going about living your [...]

The Alphabet Soup of American Lutheranism again – A Higher Things® Video Short

Synod Chart mentioned in this video: If you have questions or topics that you’d like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to [...]

The Pitter Patter of Little Feet: Are We Leaving Huge Carbon Footprints?

Jon Townsend is at odds with a world that preaches contracepting ourselves out of existence. He invites you to rediscover the opposing view: God’s promise that children are always blessings, not [...]

Episode 102: September 10th, 2010

[ download lowfi version ] [ download hifi version ] The first half of HT-Radio: Episode 102 deals with the innovative, exciting, …rather dead topic of “Death and Dying” with [...]

Bible Study Thursday: Paul wants you to be like Him (Gal 4:12) – A Higher Things® Video Short

Being like St. Paul isn’t like being a new and improved, better person (though you really should still work on that…). Paul is saying that we should be like him — actually [...]