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Saturday of the Ninth Week after Trinity

Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you. (Psalm 55:22 from the Introit for Trinity 10)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // August 19, 2017

The Resurrection of the Body and Legalism - Gospeled Boldly #56

Pastor Eric Brown does a solo one-shot on the topics of the Resurrection of the Body and Legalism. Think these topics are unrelated? You'd be surprised!  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // August 17, 2017

Episode 79: Friendship, congregation, and tribalism

The newest SimulCast from Pr. Riley and Pr. Gillespie.  [ read more ]

In Simulcast // August 17, 2017

The Divine Service: What is the Processional All About?

It’s all about Jesus. That’s what we heard at Higher Things conferences this summer and that is what we confess. The Scriptures are about Jesus.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 17, 2017

Reflections for Trinity 11 through Trinity 16 2017 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for Trinity 11, August 27th, 2017 through the week of Trinity 16, October 7th, 2017. Reflections are available as a printable booklet and in a variety of other formats below.  [ read more ]

In News // August 17, 2017

Higher Things Magazine - Summer 2017

We’ve been busy putting together our summer issue of Higher Things Magazine, chock full of rich theology—all woven together by the sweetness of the Gospel. Each article is undergirded by the confidence we have in the gifts God gives us through Christ Jesus—gifts that bring us forgiveness, strengthen our faith and help us love our neighbor.  [ read more ]

In News // August 15, 2017

Would that you, even you, had known the things that make for peace - Meditation on Luke 19:42

So there is Jesus, riding on a donkey on Palm Sunday with crowds praising Him and shouting Hosanna. Yet, when He comes up to Jerusalem, He weeps.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 15, 2017

The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.

The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.

God is the True Philanthropist, that is, the lover of humanity who generously gives gifts. Every morning God gives the gift of a new day.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 12, 2017

Walking and Leaping and Praising God - Gospeled Boldly #55

What did the early Church look like? In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke discover how the believers conducted themselves post-Pentecost.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // August 10, 2017

I Believe - The Largely Catechized Life #49

Who is God? That’s a deep question. The church teaches us the answer. It’s called the creed. It tells us who God is and what we can expect from Him.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // August 10, 2017

Episode 78: Get Real - True Reality Found in Christ

This week, Pastor Riley and Kate discuss the reality of Christianity, founded on Christ's real sacrifice for sinners.  [ read more ]

In Simulcast // August 10, 2017

The Unjust Steward - A Meditation on Luke 16:3

Although many translations now call the fellow in this story the “dishonest” manager, the old King James is more accurate when it calls him “unjust”.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 08, 2017