The Theology of the Cross

Pastor Brown does a deep-dive on the theology of the cross. What is it? How can it help us when we're down? What does Jesus' death and resurrection teach us about our own impending demise and [...]

Jesus, the Greater Elijah

Through a morsel of bread and a sip of wine, He feeds you with His very own Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Altar, that you may eat and drink and not die, but live. Oh, you're ready to [...]

Thanks for Bringing God’s Word to Us

One tradition of many Christian congregations is for the congregation to shake hands with the minister(s) after a worship service. For many, this two to ten-second interaction is about the only [...]

HT Reflections Covering Trinity 11 through 16 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for the weeks of Trinity 11 through 16, August 7 through September 17, 2016.

How Not to Goof with the Word of God

In this episode Jeff Goldblum, er, I mean, Pastor Eric Brown, lays out how scriptural interpretation is rightly done.

An Empty Cross?

I was recently asked why I have a crucifix in my office at the church. I told them that we also have a crucifix hanging on the wall near the entrance to our home. They looked at me dumbfounded. [...]

O to Be a College Conference Volunteer

And then the beautiful part comes! We see one of our old CCV mates at a church we're visiting or at another conference or wherever! And suddenly we're talking as if we had just taken down the [...]

Life and Food to the Lifeless

One day, you will die and your death will be mourned-at least, for a little while...at least, until your Father stands over the bed where your lifeless body lays. And in a moment, in the [...]

Philemon: An Overwhelmingly Encouraging Book

In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown goes on a solo tour to tackle the book of Philemon. He addresses the reasons it is such an overwhelmingly encouraging book, and recounts why it holds a special [...]