Fall 2016

Fall 2016
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Table of Contents

Check out all the great articles in the Fall 2016 issue of Higher Things Magazine.

The Sophia of Worthy Reception

Do you ever wonder if you're truly worthy to receive Christ's Body and Blood? By giving you a peek into the precious life of his 14-year-old daughter, Rev. Borghardt addresses that concern with compelling clarity.

Praying for Your Front-Line Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month and what greater way to show gratitude for your pastor than to pray for him. As an experienced pastor himself, Rev. Bamsch lays bare the typical struggles that characterize his vocation.

Higher Things Conferences: A Life-Changing Experience

Benjamin's enthusiasm is contagious as he recounts his adventures as an attendee and College Conference Volunteer at numerous HT conferences. He might just convince you to sign up!

Who Am I?

That's a good question and probably one of the most common asked by each one of us. The key, according to Rev. Goodman, is deciding whether you are going to listen to the world's answer or God's declaration.

Free to Sing in Faith

Maybe you have the dulcet tones of an angel. Or perhaps your pipes could make paint curl (at least you think so). Even so, there is a great deal of richness in the historic liturgy that magnifies God as giver and us as receivers, which Taylor strives to encourage you to remember as you sing in church.

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Isn't it the classic question of the unbeliever to ask, "If there's a God why does he allow so much suffering and pain?" Even if your identity is found in Christ, you will have times when you ask, "Why?" Sarah poignantly shares her story of grief and how God has answered that question for her.

The Stepfamily Redemption Connection

To say the forming of a stepfamily is a life adjustment would be a major understatement. Katie explains that, in the midst of all of that adjusting, God sees a stepfamily as fertile ground to work His redemption through Christ Jesus.

The Gift of Stuff

We may never find out what happened to Rev. Cwirla's yellow Schwinn bicycle but by the time you finish this article, you'll definitely have a better understanding of the Seventh Commandment.