Friday, April 13, 2007

Higher Things - A True Positive for the Synod


I was the recipient the other day of a demo DVD from Higher Things, an organization that serves high school and college-aged youth in the Lutheran church. Higher Things and their magazine (first rate!) were familiar to me already, but I have to commend the producers of the DVD. They did a great job of presenting this absolute gem of an organization. My daughter was pleased to go to their summer conference last year in Colorado and loved every minute of it, especially the worship. In a day when so many see confessional Lutherans as capable of only criticizing and condemning, this positive blessing goes unnoticed by the critics, or so it appears. But they should be commended highly for their tireless work with the Lutheran youth of today. They are making a difference and I only wish that the powers that be were more supportive of their efforts. If you are interested in learning more, their web site can be found here.

3 comments:

Sam said...

Amen and Amen!

I haven't had the opportunity to attend a Higher Things event... but I'd like to before I get out of the seminary so that I can recommend it more hearitily to a future congregation. Did your daughter not have a blurb in the front of the most recent issue?? I'm sure there can't be too many Engebretson's running around the MO synod.

Rachel said...

Sam - Yeah, that was me. I write for a Higher Things blog as well.

Rachel E

D. Engebretson said...

And you didn't even advertise your blog? See the link to "Here I Stand" on the side bar if you'd like to read more of her brilliant commentary :)