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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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Lies: I need everyone’s approval

To some degree everybody needs to be liked. Mainly that’s a good thing. Friends can make our lives a lot better—they can bring encouragement,…

Living My Faith

God’s kingdom work starts so small

I love reading the history of congregations and church bodies, especially the stories of their founding and early days. How tiny the groups were…

Life’s Challenges

I carry a lot of anger

I know why people carry anger for a long time because I’ve done it myself. It doesn’t make us happy, but it does offer…

Who is God?

Wouldn’t you rather be serving God?

When people repent of their sins and come to faith in God, their capacity for spiritual judgment and action changes. Scripture tells us that…

Living My Faith

Worship is remembering

The Deists in England and colonial America in the 1700s believed in a God who created the world, but they had no confidence that…

Life’s Challenges

Why don’t they ask me for help?

All parents at one time or another have had the heartbreak of watching one of their kids struggle, muddle around, and make a mess…

Life’s Challenges

Last word

Military cemeteries are some of the most eerie and moving places anywhere on earth. All those headstones are exactly alike—thousands of them in neat…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Living My Faith

Ambition in the church

These are hard days to be in authority in the church. We live in an age of severe antiauthoritarianism. It seems as if nobody…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: I won’t be happy unless I get my way

Ask a DJ—one of the most popular karaoke bar songs has to be Frank Sinatra’s signature “My Way.” Can’t you just see a guy…

Living My Faith

Worship with heart and mind

If you travel across our land and visit churches at worship from various denominations and religious tribes, you will encounter vast differences in worship…

Life’s Challenges

A little respect, please

Baseball fans sitting in the stands, even way up in the nosebleed sections, are not shy about pointing out what they believe to be…