Did You Miss It Too? The Oft-Overlooked Festival of St. Mary: Mother of Our Lord

by The Rev. Peter Burfeind What is the Assumption of Mary? What is the Dormition of the Mother of God? Both basically describe the same event. Tradition has it that at the end of Mary’s life, [...]

How To Argue About Jesus

October 12-14, 2007 How To Argue About Jesus Messiah Lutheran Church 9209 State Ave Marysville, WA 98270-2214 Cost: $160.00 Speaker: The Rev. Klemet Preus For more information contact Pastor Kurt [...]

“FOR YOU” Pictures Up!

The first batch of FOR YOU pictures are on the FOR YOU website. Check them out here! Have more pictures? Email them to us and we'll put them online.

Who goes home justified?

by The Rev. George Borghardt III In the name of Jesus. Amen. Two men in the temple. The first with tons of religion. The other with nothing but sins. Who goes home justified?  Imagine the [...]

Should I Believe Evolution, My Bible, or Both?

by The Rev. Christopher Truelsen Whatever grade of school you have finished, evolution is everywhere. When it comes to the conflict between biblical teaching and the teaching about secular [...]

So You Think You Can Dance? True Confessions of a Former Liturgical Dancer

by Kim Grams Before I married my husband, now an LCMS pastor, I took adult instruction. As I studied Lutheran doctrine, I learned about worship. It’s not about MY performance, but about God [...]

Mountains!

by The Rev. George F. Borghardt III In the name of Jesus. Amen. Mountains. Mountains. Mountains. On all sides of us. It gives both the feeling of safety and the feeling of awe. It's like the [...]

Hell’s Kitchen or Heaven’s Table?

by Rev. Rich Heinz Chef Gordon Ramsay, whose potty mouth makes Simon Cowell look like a cuddly teddy bear, hosts this reality show in which someone is eliminated each week. Would-be chefs of [...]

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Landon Reed, Retreat Executive for Higher Things wonders, does this sign apply to the cross that we've placed in our auditorium-turned-chapel?

HT Seeks Business Executive

Higher Things is looking for a Business Executive to oversee and manage our financial affairs. Responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, tax-related filings, and [...]