How Jesus Deals With You – A Meditation on Mark 7:33

The deaf man was probably utterly confused. He couldn't hear; couldn't talk either because he was mute. But the people had seen Jesus of Nazareth coming, so they bundled the deaf man up and [...]

The Divine Service: Confession and Absolution… Every Week?

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Concord #27: Both Kinds in the Sacrament

The first 21 articles or topics have been about doctrine—articles of faith. What follows are several abuses that have been corrected—practical matters that were either eliminated or reformed. The [...]

Spitting Into the Wind – Gospeled Boldly #57

From Ananias and Sapphira to the Sadducees, it seems that most of the folks in our text are intent on defying the Holy Spirit.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified… – A Meditation on Luke 18:14

The Pharisee had much to be thankful for. Or maybe much that he could have been thankful for.

You know who God is based on what He does. – The Largely Catechized Life #50

You know who God is based on what He does.

Episode 80: On Spiritual Fathers

The series finale of the HT SimulCast from Pr. Riley and Pr. Gillespie.

Reflections for Trinity 11 through Trinity 16 2017 Now Available

Higher Things presents the next set of Daily Reflections for Trinity 11, August 27th, 2017 through the week of Trinity 16, October 7th, 2017. Reflections are available as a printable booklet and [...]

Would that you, even you, had known the things that make for peace – Meditation on Luke 19:42

So there is Jesus, riding on a donkey on Palm Sunday with crowds praising Him and shouting Hosanna. Yet, when He comes up to Jerusalem, He weeps.

The Divine Service: What is the Processional All About?

It’s all about Jesus. That’s what we heard at Higher Things conferences this summer and that is what we confess. The Scriptures are about Jesus.