Witnessing

Icons of Jesus

Icon = a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. Every relationship in your life is to be an “icon” of the relationship between Jesus and His beloved bride, the church. The way you love others is to reflect the way Jesus loves you. Our love, like the love of Jesus, is to be sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational. We’re to give up our own self-love. We’re to love others no matter what....

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Book of the Year!

My book, Handing Out Life, was selected in its category as the 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR among Christian Small Publishers. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to its development. Thanks, also, to everyone who voted for my book as part of the award decision process. I’m humbled and honored to be able to pass along Jesus’ awesome gifts in this book. Please join me in praying that this award will encourage more to get and use the book as a way...

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What We Provide…

Many have asked us for a concise summary of what Heather and I provide to help marriages, families, churches…the world! Here it is!   What we teach… 1. How God’s way for marriage shapes every relationship & particularly shapes our Gospel witness to ALL the world! 2. Sharing God’s instructions for marriage & relationships from Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:5 & Eph. 5:31f in a SIMPLE, MEMORABLE and CHRIST-CENTERED way, utilizing...

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REVIEW “Handing Out Life”

Thank you to everyone who has voted to make Handing Out Life the 2017 book of the year in its category among Christian small publishers. If you haven’t had a chance to vote, you can still do that before March 31, 2017 by following my directions HERE. Every vote helps to spread the news that this is a great resource for everyone in every relationship. Another way to help spread the word about Handing Out Life is to review it on its Amazon...

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Sabbatical Tour 2018

The leadership of my congregation, Faith Lutheran Church, Grand Blanc, MI, has just agreed to join me in a grand adventure for the summer of 2018. Together, we will seek God’s blessing on a time of sabbatical renewal. Now that I’ve been serving at Faith for 10 years, we want to join in thanking God for guiding us to His way for awesome relationships with Jesus and everyone else. During these years, I’ve completed my DMin...

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Let’s Talk Male & Female

Heather and I had the privilege to speak at a Theological Symposium for the Michigan District of the LCMS in Lansing, MI this past Saturday. The theme for the symposium was “Let’s Talk Male and Female.” Four keynote addresses (with Q&A) covered various aspects of our identity as male and female. Special consideration was given to many current perspectives popular in society that run counter to God’s plan. The focus...

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Life in God’s Way

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