The following articles were written by our Pastor and published in either the Reedsburg Independent or the Reedsburg Times Press: 

Single Issue Voters

Single Issue Voters

As a pro-life voter, I have occasionally been castigated for being a “Single Issue Voter”.  I don't mind being called names, but the inconsistency of my critics deserves some scrutiny. Everyone is a single issue voter because people vote for what they want most....

Christmas or Holiday?

Christmas or Holiday?

I have been asked more than once (and have also overheard many heated debates) about the modern "Christmas VS Holiday" controversy. Most Christians get immediately offended when the word "Holiday" is substituted for "Christmas" because they regard it as just another...

“Chreasters” –  Clever, but Uncharitable

“Chreasters” – Clever, but Uncharitable

I was recently visiting with a friend who attends a different church than mine and she mentioned having some mixed feelings about increased church attendance during holiday seasons. Having heard about this dynamic many times before, and having personally witnessed it...

Attending the Life Chain?

Attending the Life Chain?

There are many who agree with the pro-life position but who have never participated in a pro-life event and I think I know at least one of the reasons why: Those who seek to follow the Master by cultivating a meek and peace-making spirit are usually not interested in...

How do I respond to church liberalism?

How do I respond to church liberalism?

Question: Over the years, my church denomination has become theologically and socially liberal. Thankfully, our local church is still fairly conservative, but it makes me uneasy to think that my offerings are ultimately being used to support causes which are...

Why am I not growing in Christ?

Why am I not growing in Christ?

Question: I worship God, I read his word, I pray, and try to repent of known sins, but I just can’t seem to make much progress in my Christian walk. I think I’m doing everything I should be doing. Am I missing something? Answer: Applying ourselves to the spiritual...

How do I read the Bible profitably?

How do I read the Bible profitably?

Question: Someone gave me a Bible recently and I’m not sure where to begin. I know that may sound silly, but I’m being honest. Any advice to first-time readers? Answer: First of all, thank you for being that honest! I am sure there are many people who feel the same...

Does “world” mean “world” or not?

Does “world” mean “world” or not?

Question: I heard the strangest thing during Bible study. Someone said, “The word ‘world’ doesn’t always refer to every single person on the planet.” How could he say that? How could anyone deny John 3:16? It clearly says that God loves the whole world. Answer: First...

Keeping the peace at all costs?

Keeping the peace at all costs?

Question: I want to walk with God, but there is someone in my life who is making it very difficult. Even getting out the door to go to church turns into an argument. I usually just give up and stay home. Jesus would want me to keep the peace rather than making things...

May we use interjections like “OMG”?

May we use interjections like “OMG”?

Question: Should a Christian use interjections like “Gosh!” or “O my God!” in their speech? What about using “OMG” while text messaging? Answer: Let it first of all be acknowledged that while interjections are admittedly over-used by many people and while they can...