Catechism: Lead Us to Resist Temptation
by Rev. David Petersen
We continually struggle with temptation, just as
our Master, Jesus,was also tempted. And yet we
hold fast to the hope we have in Christ when all
earthly sufferings, including temptation, will
finally be removed.
Dare To Be Lutheran: Sin, Certainty, and the Gospel:
Why Iím Not Eastern Orthodox
by Rev. Paul Gregory Alms
In this semi-regular column, Higher Things
seeks to understand our distinctiveness as
Lutherans. In this issue, Pastor Alms lends his
thoughts about the Eastern Orthodox Church
and our Gospel-rich Lutheran heritage.
Pulse: I Kissed Legalism Goodbye
by Adriane Dorr
In this Pulse column that reviews several
books on ďChristian dating,ĒMs.Dorr reflects
on boyfriends, girlfriends, hand checks, and
Christís everlasting grace.
MINING THE RICHES: A Promise of the Lord
by Rev. Brian Mosemann
In Mark 4, Jesus calms the sea and quiets the
waves. Pastor Mosemann reflects on this text,
on our resistance to trust in God, and on the
Gospel promises of our Savior.
Blog War on the Wrath of God
by Dr. Gene Edward Veith
Was Hurricane Katrina an example of God
unleashing His wrath? Read about Dr.Veithís
blog wars and Godís wrath, grace, and our
hope in Christ.
Kathy and the Wonderful, Beautiful, Happy, Very Good Day
by Kathy Luder
Kathyís day starts out crummy and goes
downhill from there. At the end of the day,
Kathy flops on the couch, and her perspective
Lutherans in Sudan
by Hipi Elisa
Hipi is the daughter of Rev. Andrew Elisa, the
president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in the Sudan. She lends some thoughts about
Godís unceasing blessings in the persecuted
and war-torn country of Sudan.
Christmas: On the Earth
by Rev. George F. Borghardt III
The Christmas narratives in the Gospels of
Matthew and Luke are favorites of many. Pastor
Borghardt explores one aspect of the storyó
the angelsí role in our Lordís Christmas coming.
Tea and Philosophy
by Adriane Dorr
The TGB Society serves up tea, good conversation,
and thoughtful discussion. See what this
college group is all about.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
by Seminarian Joshua Genig
Campus Crusade for Christ, an organization
over fifty years old, has groups at more than
thirteen hundred college campuses. Is this
parachurch group helpful to Lutheran college
students or not?
Dear Pastor... Questions and Answers about Depression
by Rev. Dan Krueger
Dear Pastor, I need some advice. Iím feeling so
depressed. Can you help? Is there something
wrong with my faith? Pastor Krueger helps to
clear up the confusion.
The Devilís Opera
by A. B. Fouts
Are praise services the cure for depression? Can
praise music take away your despair? Read this
intriguing article to explore the heartache of
bipolar disorder and the truth of the Gospel.