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Pastor Mark Jeske

Pastor Mark Jeske

Pastor Mark Jeske brought the good news of Jesus Christ to viewers of Time of Grace for 18 years. He is currently the senior pastor at St. Marcus Church, a thriving multicultural congregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark is the author of several books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics. He and his wife, Carol, have four adult children.

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Balance sheets and resumes

How can you tell if people think of themselves as successful? Look at what’s on their resume: educational attainments, advanced degrees and certifications, positions…

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God’s heart hurts when we suffer

It is one of the painful aspects of parenthood that sometimes we have to stand by and let our children struggle. We instinctively want…

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Philosophy of dating

Single? Think of the top five criteria that you look for in someone you’d want to date. Where does the person’s Christian faith rank…

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Light a candle for peace

We don’t need candles for illumination in our church, but any church with an altar looks barren without its candles. Some are mounted on…

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Inarticulate Spirit-groans

Perhaps you know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac (modernized as the movie Roxanne with Steve Martin). Cyrano’s friend Christian was clumsy and full…

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Magnificat: The humble will be lifted up

Billie Holiday’s most famous song was a bitter lament that people were stuck in their life destiny—“Them that’s got shall get; them that’s not…

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Light a candle for love

Candles are not essential to our lives anymore, but they have some profoundly important symbolic uses. One is to provide an aura of romance….

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Peace is a gift of God

It is a pleasant fantasy of well-meaning people to want to believe that human nature deep down inside is good and kind, that conflict…

Life’s Challenges

Leaders exhibit courage

Good leaders assess risks. And not just the risks to their organizations’ reputation and financial health, but the personal risks that come with being…

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Leaders dream big

Have you ever seen (or used) the Twitter acronym GBGH? It’s used when someone wants to challenge another to up the game. It stands…

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Leaders accept responsibility

Anyone can blame somebody else for what’s wrong. It takes a leader to accept responsibility for the misdeeds of the group. Nehemiah was a…

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No greater love

Everybody remembers 9/11. But only a few remember the significance of 11/11. Originally it commemorated Armistice Day, the blessed point in time when World…