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Tuesday of the Sixth Week after Easter

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. (James 1:23-24)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // March 17, 2016

The Bridegroom and His Bride

She is His Bride. He is her Bridegroom. He loves her. She is loved by Him. He does all that He does for her. She receives His love and loves Him in return.  [ read more ]

In Articles // May 03, 2016

Bread of Life Day Passes Now Available!

Are you, or someone you know, interested in attending Higher Things for a single day? We have Higher Things® For A Day passes available at all three conferences this summer!  [ read more ]

In News // May 02, 2016

Pentecost through Trinity 4 Reflections Now Available

Higher Things® is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 Pentecost through Trinity 4 Reflections series. This set of Reflections covers from May 15 through June 25, 2016.  [ read more ]

In News // May 01, 2016

Sing for Your Neighbor

So, sing! Love your neighbor by singing for them. Sing hymns throughout the week with your neighbor and for yourself! Sing the hymns that talk about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for you—and for your neighbor, too! Then, when you go through trials and temptations, when you get sick and are near death remember that the church is there singing with you, singing to you, and singing on your behalf.  [ read more ]

In Articles // April 22, 2016

The Catechized Life: Amen

At the end of the Lord's Prayer comes the short word, "Amen." It's not a signal that the prayer is over. It is a solid word that affirms that everything we have just said is true and that the Lord has actually heard us.  [ read more ]

In The Catechized Life // April 19, 2016

Upcoming Deadline For Bread of Life 2016

The 2016 Bread of Life Conferences are getting closer. Take note of some of our upcoming deadlines.  [ read more ]

In News // May 01, 2016

Episode 31: Jesus is risen from the dead...what's the point?

The power of the resurrection is the power of freedom to hope all things, forgive all things, believe all things...to point everyone to Christ, to say, "There's our God, there's our Lord. This is what he's done for you too. Receive it, believe it, enjoy it, be satisfied by it...because it's everything."
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In Simulcast // April 14, 2016


Kaitlin Jandereski shares a poem that she wrote for her college poetry class. The poem deals with life of the unborn and why it matters.  [ read more ]

In Articles // April 13, 2016

What Is Church?

The Holy Spirit works exclusively through the Word and the Word in the Sacraments to give faith and salvation as we see in Romans 10:17 "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."  [ read more ]

In Articles // April 12, 2016

Bones in the Bottom of the Basin

And now, having had my bones laid at the bottom of the font, I have been raised to new life. How could water do such wonderful things? But that's just it; it wasn't the water alone, but the water with the Word of God and the faith now granted to me that I could trust the very Word and water that put me to death.  [ read more ]

In Articles // April 11, 2016

The Catechized Life: Temptation and Evil

Pr. Matt Richard teaches us the sixth and seventh petitions of the Lord's Prayer. We have three enemies as Christians: our sinful flesh, the world, and the devil.  [ read more ]

In The Catechized Life // April 19, 2016