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Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.

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Living My Faith

A tale of two kids

Walk into my eldest daughter’s bedroom and you will marvel at the tidy space. Stop next door at her younger sister’s room and you’ll…

Living My Faith

Be strong and courageous

Being a Christian is dangerous. Ask the grandmother who stands up for the first time to the gossips in her circle of churchgoing friends….

Social Issues

Why does racism exist?

A few years ago, I tried to explain racism to my kids. I defined racism as the belief that races are not distinct equals…

Social Issues

His love is for the world

I’m so glad that Jesus wasn’t racist. The Novotny family tree reaches its branches back to modern Germany and the Czech Republic. Lots of…

Social Issues

A multiracial Messiah

The other day, I tried to track down all the Jesuses in my office. I gathered every painting, picture, icon, and action figure. Then…

Living My Faith

Science and spirituality

Recently, Americans celebrated the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first ever steps on the moon. The year 1969 marked one of science’s greatest achievements. Maybe…

Bible 101

Struggles with Genesis?

For many, the struggle with science and religion starts in Genesis. “You’re saying God created the universe with just a few words? And Adam…

Living My Faith

A desire for meaning

Did you hear about that Hollywood dog who was depressed because she didn’t have a meaningful life? She got carried down red carpets in…

Social Issues

Why?

Did you hear about that jury trial for the evil cat who murdered the innocent mouse? Snuck up on her while she was trying…

Bible 101

Faith and facts

Some people claim that Christians are people of faith while atheists are people of facts. A more accurate description would be that both Christians…

Who is God?

God likes science

Don’t believe the rumors floating around out there about faith and science. The fact is that God likes science. If God got a bumper…

Bible 101

Scientific or spiritual?

I got an email from a Christian chemistry major: “How can I believe in creation and yet learn the science that directly contradicts such…