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To Peru

On Monday, August 3, Heather and I will be traveling to Peru, South America to lead a couple of seminars on marriage and life in God’s way.  We’ll be presenting the material to groups of couples in Arequipa and Lima.  We’re working with local representatives of Lutheran Hour Ministries.  This will be our fifth trip to Latin America to lead such seminars.  Our first two trips were to Guatemala in 2008 and 2009.  Next, we...

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For the past week, our family has been incomplete.  Our son, Micah, has been spending time with relatives in Nebraska.  He’ll be gone for another week.  This has definitely left a hole in our family.  Yes, I know this is good preparation for the day when both our children will “launch” from home to face the world on their own.  We’re praying they’ll do that someday, following the path God has in store for them...

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A Joyful Family Reunion

This past week my family joined with my dad, my two brothers and their families for a mini family reunion for a couple of days.  It really was a very enjoyable time.  Note that I say “enjoyable” rather than “fun” or “happy” or “relaxing.”  Not that those latter descriptors weren’t true, but the better term to describe the time was enjoyable. Whenever you get that many people together,...

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Same Sex Marriage: A Simple Gospel Response

Over the past week, I’ve had several people ask me, “What can I say to someone who’s in favor of same sex marriage?  I want to speak the Truth, but do it in love.”  I’ve been pondering and praying about this for a few days.  I’ve been seeking the guidance of the Lord for an answer that’s SIMPLE, MEMORABLE and GOSPEL CENTERED.  I encourage every Christian to go through the same struggle to summarize...

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The Supreme Court vs. God’s Way

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down a ruling saying the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples.  While the five justice majority may have their opinion on this matter, they can not and will never change the immutable will of God.  God’s Word remains the same.  It states clearly that marriage is the life long union of...

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Life in God’s Way

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