Catechism: Liturgical Catechesis: Gloria in Excelsis

Christmas carols might come to mind, but the Gloria in Excelsis is a vital part of each Divine Service. Rev. Cwirla demonstrates how perfectly the Gloria shines the spotlight on this high, [...]

Reaching Out to Differently Abled Peers

Deaconess Sarah encourages us to reach out to those with disabilities wherever we may encounter them. And the best way to do that is to break the ice with a “hello!” and proceed, fueled by the Gospel.

All About Angels

There are a number of movies and TV shows throughout the years that have been dedicated to the subject of angels…most of them being pure fiction. How much of what we hear in popular culture is [...]

More Than Pizza and Lock-ins: Building a Youth Program

When you combine her experience in working with youth at her church and her years of service with Higher Things, you’ll greatly benefit from Crysten’s insights into establishing a new youth [...]

Rise! Kill! Eat! Live!

Sounds like a blueprint for life…really, it does! Check out Rev. Fritsche’s treatment of Peter’s “come to Jesus” moment on a rooftop in Joppa. It’s not just about food!

Sex, Sexuality, and Baptism

We’re being bombarded with a social agenda that continues to blur the lines between male and female, resulting in grave consequences. Sandra reminds us that while the male/female distinction is [...]

The Lord’s Good Use of You

What role do the Ten Commandments play in your life as a believer? Why, to love your Lord and serve and love your neighbor, of course—all possible, according to Rev. Kuhlman, because you are holy [...]

Faces of the Old Adam

This side of heaven there will be no end to the battle with our flesh, AKA our Old Adam. Even though we are new creations through our Baptism into Christ Jesus, Rev. Fenker explains that it’s [...]

Catechism: Liturgical Catechesis – Introit

Rev. Cwirla continues to demonstrate that there is not a single wasted moment in the historic liturgy. Everything has a purpose, and that includes the Introit, which helps to set the scene for [...]

What If We Started Talking?

Social media has created a lot of opportunities to talk…some positive and some not so much. Emma demonstrates that some of the best exchanges come when we talk to those right around us, [...]