Recent Blog Posts

Gun Control & Black Lives

My daughter’s taking a college Sociology class in which they’re discussing several current social issues that cause a lot of conflict. She asked me for my quick input on a couple. After I sent her some of my thoughts, she commented that I should share them in a blog because “a lot of people would be interested.” So, since my daughter is becoming very wise on such things, I’ve heeded her advice and here you...

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JOY in Death

This past Tuesday I had the challenge and privilege of preaching and leading the funeral service for a dear friend, the wife of the previous senior pastor at the congregation I now serve. Lorna was a wonderfully faithful woman who lived for the Lord Jesus in all that she did. She truly exhibited a “Thumbs Up” attitude in all of life. Sadly, her faith and love could not stop the assault of sin on her body. A terrible blood disease and...

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Public School Connection

This past week I had a great meeting with the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of the local public school system (which includes about 1000 teachers and staff). They wanted my input as they are reviewing the objectives and long range plans for the district for the next 3 to 5 years. I’d been invited to take part in a two-day planning retreat, but my schedule wouldn’t allow it. So, we settled for this shorter, personal...

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Teaching God’s Way

This week I started teaching another online class for the Masters of Family Life Education program of Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor. So far I am highly impressed by the character and faith of my nine students. It’s great to hear their stories of real life and how God is using them to pass on His awesome love to others. It’s reaffirming to hear that the instruction found in my book, Handing Out Life, is relevant to the...

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation Worship

It was an awesome privilege to join with 13,000 other believers in Jesus Christ to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this past Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan. Below is a summary article about the event. I thank God that Martin Luther kept our focus “up” on Jesus. I thank God that this same focus has continued down to our day in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I thank God for the privilege to...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview