Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

“Stricken, smitten, and afflicted, see Him dying on the tree! ‘Tis the Christ by man rejected; yes, my soul, ’tis He! ’tis He! ‘Tis the long-expected Prophet, [...]

Article XIX – The Cause of Sin

Pr. Borghardt continues our Advent tour of the Augsburg Confession. Today we study Article XIX – The Cause of Sin. If you have questions or topics that you’d like discussed on HTV, [...]

Resting in Christ in the Midst of Depression’s Betrayal

Depression can suck the life out of you-it blinds, weighs down, and torments. Madison, who struggles with depression, sets out to encourage us as she continues to learn that the crucified, [...]

The Two Parts of Repentance

Repentance has been often misunderstood in our modern church era. One popular idea is that repentance means you're getting your life together and following the right path. Rev. Ehrhard clearly [...]

Absolution Is the Answer

There isn't a sin that Christ's blood can't cover and Absolution is God's way of making that crystal clear to us. Rev. Fenker reminds us that the forgiveness we are granted covers every thought, [...]

Scuba Diving for Sin

You don't need a license to scuba dive down into the depths of your own or someone else's shipwrecked collection of sins. The reality is we have a natural inclination to do so. The good news, [...]

Two Voiceless Prophets

The David and Bathsheba story: adultery, murder, major sinful deeds. There are, however, two players in this Biblical account that you might not have given much thought to before. Rev Lorenz [...]

Born Again Virgins

Sure, you've heard that your Savior, Jesus, makes everything new, but maybe you fear there's one exception: you. Rev. Snyder reassures us that even if we fall prey to sexual temptation, God can [...]

He Who Has Been Forgiven Much Loves Much

When was the last time your mother said,“Tell your brother you’re sorry, and say it like you mean it!”? Sin, repentance, and [...]

It Is Time to Go to Confession

Gulp. Who? Me, confess? Going to private confession can be scary. After all, you’re talking with your pastor about your sin, and that can be painful, and, well, awkward. [...]