How’s Your Righteousness? – A Meditation on Matthew 5:20

Imagine the best person you know. The person who is the nicest, kindness person around. Maybe the most holy or spiritual person you know.

Concord #25: Worship of the Saints

"The final article on Christian doctrine in the Augsburg Confession is perhaps one of the most obvious outward practices that distinguishes Lutherans from Roman Catholics.

Watch Your Language – Gospeled Boldly #54

Heads you’re an Apostle; Tails… tough luck bro. In this Episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke begin the book of Acts, first by discussing the Apostles’ turkey-like behavior after the [...]

Sensory Friendly Room Thanks

Sensory friendly rooms are available for the first time at this year’s Higher Things youth conferences, thanks to a grant from the Iowa East District’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Be holy – The Largely Catechized Life #47

The law paints a picture of Jesus. When He calls us to be holy, He also makes us that way and turns us toward our neighbor.

The law paints a picture of Jesus – The Largely Catechized Life #46

They will know us by our love. Love looks like the 10 commandments. That doesn’t mean you. That means Jesus.

Concord #24: Good Works (part 5)

"Furthermore, it is taught on our part that it is necessary to do good works, not that we should trust to merit grace by them, but because it is the will of God. It is only by faith that [...]

Higher Things Conferences: Unapologetically Lutheran

With Higher Things, there is so much more than that. Higher Things conferences do exactly what they say they do. It is unapologetically Lutheran.

The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.

In the 6th Commandment, we are taught to protect God’s gift of marriage. We are learning to regard the gift of marriage and life as holy. Thus, we are struggling against a culture that does not [...]

Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord – A Meditation on Luke 5:8

Why was Peter so down and dour? He had just seen a miraculous catch of fish, one that broke nets. Shouldn't he be jumping up and down with joy?