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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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Living My Faith

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…

Bible 101

Magnificat: He kept his word to Abraham

Mary’s Advent joy was communal. She was excited not only for herself but for her nation as well. And not just because of a…

Life’s Challenges

Magnificat: Not too big to fail

During the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans were treated to the spectacle of the government’s decision that certain financial firms were “too big to fail,”…

Living My Faith

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…

Bible 101

Magnificat: They will call me blessed

A magnifying glass makes things look really big, and a magnificent event is huge fun. The title of the virgin Mary’s poetic outburst of…

Bible 101

Light a candle for joy

We don’t need candles for illumination in our home; so when one is burning, it means “something’s up.” If my wife comes home and…

Living My Faith

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….

Who is God?

Light a candle for hope

Back in the day, candles or oil lamps were the only way you could illuminate the inside of your house after dark. Candles were…

Life’s Challenges

Saving money God’s way

As recently as the mid-1980s, Americans were saving money at a 10 percent rate. That is, for every $100 they grossed, they would save…

Living My Faith

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…

Friends & Family

Leaders take care of God’s house

You can tell a lot about a congregation by the appearance of its property. Mown grass, trimmed shrubbery, immaculate rest rooms, and an adequate…

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…