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Commitment!

For the past five weeks I’ve been teaching an online masters level class on “Marriage and Family” for Concordia University, Wisconsin/Ann Arbor. I’m using this post as a way to commend my ten faithful students. Every one of them is trying to maintain an incredibly busy schedule while also taking this eight week class. It’s clear they have a strong passion to help marriages and families improve. Otherwise,...

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Post-Election Comfort

Following the U.S. elections last week, many people, all around the world, are rather unsettled, worried and maybe even fearful. This particular election process was filled with so much hostility that it seems the hurts can never be healed. That’s why it’s more important than ever for us who know Jesus as LORD over all to make HIM known to all. Jesus is the only source of true comfort and real hope for the future. Sinful humans will...

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Terrific Tuesday

This past Tuesday was a terrific day. NO, it wasn’t because of the elections in the U.S. It was because my son, Micah, turned 16 that day. It was a terrific day to celebrate God’s grace in giving me an awesome son who has grown into a mature, wise and caring young Christian man. I don’t take any of this for granted. For one, Micah could very well have died at birth. The doctors said there was a strong probability of this since...

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Let’s Talk Male & Female

On February 11, 2017 I will be one of four keynote speakers at the Michigan District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s Theological Conference to be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, MI. The theme for the Conference is “Let’s Talk Male & Female.” The focus will be equipping pastors, teachers and every single Christian to understand and communicate what God teaches us about our personal identity and how...

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Lying’s Evil Power

This past Wednesday I read a New York Times article about a scientific study on lying. It said, “We’ve all lied once in a while to spare someone’s feelings, but a new study looks at how fibbing could turn into serial dishonesty. The findings suggested that an area of the brain associated with emotional responses could become desensitized to lying.” I was not a bit surprised. In dealing with people going through relationship...

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Life in God’s Way

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