Higher Things and BJS: Really?

Seventeen years ago, I was blessed to be involved with the formation of a youth organization that became Higher Things. It began with the Dare to Be Lutheran conference in Laramie, Wyoming, in the summer of 2000. Since that time, tens of thousands of youth have received Christ, received the gifts of God, and have […]

The Bread That Does Not Run Out

Wednesday of Higher Things, (July 27, 2016) 1 Kings 17:8-16 TITLE: “The Bread That Does Not Run Out” In the name of Jesus. Amen. Do you know what it is to be hungry? I don’t mean I’m so hungry I could eat a fourth donut. Have you lived at a time when you did not […]

You Laid Aside Your Glory

Sermon for Higher Things – Las Vegas Rev. Todd Peperkorn July 15, 2015 Is. 7:14 Matt. 1:18–25 TITLE: “You laid aside your glory” INI Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. I love origin stories. You know, the […]

The Zombie Sermon (Higher Things Conference SOLA 2009)

Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan Higher Things SOLA conference Ephesians 2:1-10 [Reader’s note: this is a sermon I preached at the 2009 SOLA Higher Things conference. It’s not really about zombies, but I did mention them. It apparently generated a fair amount of conversation after I left. -LL] For an […]