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Wednesday of the 13th Week After Trinity

How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things? Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: "forgiveness of sins." (Small Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar, Part 4)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // August 23, 2015

Hurt: Cutting through the Platitudes and the Lies

When I was 17 I had a broken friend who we'll call Ashley. Ashley cut herself. I wish I had known to tell her that Jesus already bled for her. He forgives and saves. That's the peace that doesn't only exist when you're happy. It's the peace that's given for when you're hurt. God bears your pain for you and He is with you.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 02, 2015

HT Video Catechism - Ep. 55: The Table of Duties, Of Citizens

Pastor Buetow teaches on the vocation of our earthly citizenship, respecting the authorities God has put over us and serving our fellow citizens.  [ read more ]

In Catechism // September 02, 2015

Episode 1 - The Gospel Offense?

Sometimes the Gospel seems too good to be true. It's even (dare we say it?) offensive - especially when it comes to forgiving people we don't like and sins we'd rather see someone punished for doing. Not only is the Gospel that good, it's even better than we could imagine!  [ read more ]

In Resources/simulcast/shows // September 01, 2015

WIN - Ep. 15: Tithing for Your Neighbor

In the Offering we think that we can finally give our gifts to the Lord. The Lord doesn't need our gifts. Your neighbor does!  [ read more ]

In Worship In A Nutshell // September 02, 2015

The Law and the Good Samaritan

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us the Law in the Good Samaritan.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 02, 2015

Straight Outta Compton - Movie Review

The Prophets of the Old Testament held up the ugly reality of this world where frankly there won't ever be any real peace. They also pointed to the promises of God, to Jesus Christ who did not come to condemn the world, but to reconcile the enemies of God, you, me and Easy-E to his Father through the cross. It was the Jesus who brought what it was the prophets promised, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 29, 2015

Episode 1: John 1 - Rev. Eric Brown & Thomas Lemeke

In this introductory episode of the Gospeled Boldly podcast, Pastor and Thomas dig into John's opening to his gospel. This section sets up everything John will be telling us about Jesus, who He is and what He does, for the entire rest of the book.  [ read more ]

In Resources/gospeledboldly/shows // August 29, 2015

HT Video Catechism - Ep. 54: The Table of Duties, Of Civil Government

Pastor Buetow teaches on the role of Government as God's institution for bringing some order to the world.  [ read more ]

In Catechism // August 26, 2015

The Miracle of Common Faith

This is the miracle: that we all put aside whatever other differences we may have and boldly confess our common Lutheran faith to each other and to those around us through our words and deeds. We are not alone, no matter where we are; we are built on the Rock that will never break and knit together as the Church as we confess one common faith.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 26, 2015

On Second Thought: A Follow Up to the Summer Article on Gender Dysphoria

In the summer issue of Higher Things magazine, HT published an article entitled "A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break." This article was also shortly thereafter posted on the Higher Things website. Some have said that our article on gender dysphoria could have been better. We agree.  [ read more ]

In News // August 26, 2015

Lutheran Traditions - The Best Kind

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us that God works through means.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // August 25, 2015