Higher Things – Quo Vadis?

Over the years Higher Things has received the support of many readers of Brothers of John Steadfast as well as of our editors. Sadly and with great regret the editors of the Brothers of John the Steadfast can no longer … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Second Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 11 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Catechesis is not like the McRib!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Pastor Marcus Manley. Pastor Marcus Manley is an LC-MS called minister to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa.  He is a husband of one wife (Amy) and father to four children.  The … Continue reading

A guest editorial on the practice of birth control by Rev. Dr. Walter A Maier, first Lutheran Hour Speaker and Professor of Old Testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Testimony from Our Forefathers on Contraception

This is part 3 of 4 in the series Testimony from Our Forefathers on ContraceptionMany and contradictory statements have been made to explain (the) drastic declines (in the birth rate), but no reasonable doubt remains that the most pronounced factor … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The First Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 10 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Holy Trinity Sunday

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 9 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for Holy Trinity Sunday from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the … Continue reading

Rejecting God’s Gift of Children

The January 2017 life issue of The Lutheran Witness, with stories on the joys and challenges of adoption, the importance of human life at any age, and the clear moral dangers of transhumanism, to name a few, provide the Christian … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Day of Pentecost

The Gospel Notes for the Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Ascension of our Lord

The Gospel Notes for the Ascension of our Lord from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Exaudi (Easter 7)

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 1 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Exaudi) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Rogate (Easter 6)

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 8 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogate) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and … Continue reading

Slow and Steady Wins the Catechetical Race — by Pastor Ryan Loeslie

The following is a guest article by Rev. Ryan Loeslie, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Merna, Nebraska. Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s Fable of the tortoise and the hare.  The hare boasted of his speed repeatedly.  But tiring … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Cantate (Easter 5)

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 7 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Cantate) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Jubilate (Easter 4)

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 6 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Jubilate) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and … Continue reading

WELS president on the two versions of the Luther movie

Great Stuff found over on patheos.com:   April 18, 2017 by Gene Veith Not only did the writer/producer of the new Luther movie, Mark Trinklein, weigh in to explain why there are two versions. So did the president of the … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Misericordias Domini (Easter 3)

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 5 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday of Easter (Misericordias Domini) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Easter

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 4 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Easter

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 3 of 11 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the … Continue reading

The Word and Christian Unity – Wisdom from Dr. Luther

“For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.” 2 Corinthians 13:8 “This is so great a good that no human heart can grasp it (therefore it necessitates such a great and hard fight). It must not … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Palmarum (Lent 6)

The Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palmarum) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the readings for Matthew 21:1-9 for Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Judica (Lent 5)

The Gospel Notes for the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Judica) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Laetare (Lent 4)

The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black … Continue reading

Anxiety, Depression, Vocation, and Art by Vanessa Rasanen

By Vanessa Rasanen Vanessa is one of the contributors over at Sisters of Katie Luther and we have invited her to tell her story on Steadfast Lutherans. Be sure to visit Solus Calamum Designs to see her amazing artwork.   … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Oculi (Lent 3)

The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday in Lent (Oculi) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Reminiscere

The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday in Lent (Reminiscere) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black … Continue reading