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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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Bible 101

Bad apples: Rahab

You have probably heard the old saying about the risk of having even one bad apple in the apple barrel—just one rotten apple can…

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: Your reputation

The past cannot be changed. What a heavy burden on all fools and sinners! Our misdeeds, our failings, our thefts and lies and moral…

Living My Faith

Joy and sorrow intertwined

Have you ever noticed how closely joy and sorrow are intertwined in our lives? You just can’t separate them, though you may wish you…

Living My Faith

Schadenfreude not allowed

Laughing at and enjoying other people’s misfortunes is in our DNA. Renaissance-era puppeteers invented the “Punch and Judy” routines where one puppet with a…

Friends & Family

Teach your children

Why is it that children learn everything bad all by themselves? Lying, laziness, blaming, evading responsibility, cheating, stealing, and disobedience just sprout like weeds….

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: A spouse

Do you have the idea that your life as a Christian is just going to get better and better? That one by one your…

Social Issues

Capital punishment

The practice of capital punishment has a long and intense debate over it that has lasted for centuries. There are powerful arguments both for…

Bible 101

Church rules

I have counseled many, many troubled people over the years, but never once has anybody ever admitted being a Pharisee. Although the Pharisees as…

Who is God?

Eternal life insurance

Millions of people have found the security and comfort of investing in a risk pool (aka insurance). Modest regular payments guarantee that in the…

Bible 101

Divine urgency

I see it clearly now. In my youth I had the mind-set that unlimited time stretched before me. If I wanted to learn to…

Living My Faith

Complaining talk

We all know the saying, “I’d complain, but nobody wants to hear it.” We all nod. We agree in theory. Who wants to hear…

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: Your wealth

Nobody is immune from financial disaster. It can happen in so many ways—expensive health catastrophe, protracted loss of income to the family breadwinner, bad…