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So, who cares?  Who cares about Tyberius, Pilate, Herod, Phillip and Lysanius, Annas and Caiaphis? Ok, granted…we Christians, who know Jesus’ story, will care about Pilate and Herod a bit later.  But right now, right in this gospel today, what’s the big deal with these guys? The...

At times in my life I have come to a point, a liminal area, where I have been uncertain of how to proceed. Liminal is derived from the Latin word limen, simply meaning a threshold. A threshold joins one area to another, i.e. an entrance,...

In my college days, the pastor of my church had graduate degrees in both Divinity and Engineering. I thought he was a real nerd. I went on to receive graduate degrees in both Divinity and Engineering. Therefore, I’ve spent much of my life studying and pondering...

The Good Shepherd Women’s Ministry would like to invite all women of the church and their friends, as well as middle and high school girls, to join us for an evening of dessert, candlelight and carols as we prepare our hearts and minds for the...

I was so excited for this new chapter in my life – getting married, starting a new job, and moving to a new city.  My parents enjoyed 50+ years of marriage, and I was looking forward to the same, including the plan to have at...

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Everything had changed in a moment.  It was three years ago and we were planning a big vacation to Vancouver Island, BC. We had been preparing for several months - now we would be going...

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” Ecclesiastes 3:11 I’ve experienced several liminal times in my life- times when I have noticeably shifted from...

Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10 (NIV) Stop and realize that I am God Psalm 46:10 (Beck’s) “Praise Him in the hallway”“God doesn’t close doors without opening a window”  “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies”“And if not, He is still good” These...

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was...

Many messages are produced every day about the end of times.  And those end times always seem to be just around the corner, don't they? Read your morning newspaper, watch the television, check out your Facebook newsfeed, or just look out your own window on some...

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God....

Family Decorating Fun The annual Gingerbread House Workshop for all members and their friends will be Monday, Dec. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Madison campus.  Make your own gingerbread and frosting at home or buy pre-made gingerbread and frosting on your own and bring...