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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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Friends & Family

A shout-out to “unslothy” women

The closest my wife gets to sloth is holding one. On a recent vacation, our family visited a sloth habitat in Honduras where my…

Who is God?

Easy for God

The battles of the Bible make me laugh. Just when I’m expecting some Saving Private Ryan/Braveheart/Lord of the Rings epic conflict, God shows up…

Living My Faith

Towel animals (aka, Jesus serves)

You know the service is good when housekeeping turns your bathroom towel into a sloth.  My extended family took a cruise recently and were…

Living My Faith

Friends with the world?

Ever heard of Simeon Stylites? Back in the a.d. 400s, Simeon decided the world was a spiritually dangerous place to live. So he constructed…

Friends & Family

The apple can fall far

Are you ever shocked that Jesus was Jewish? If that doesn’t blow your mind, you haven’t read the story of the Jewish people. It’s…

Living My Faith

The glory all around you

“This is one of the best moments of my life.” Those words ran through my head as I chased a baby sea turtle while…

Living My Faith

The biggest threat to your soul

Recently, a Christian blogger went public with a lifestyle that many Christians would consider a sin. In her post, she wrote, “What the world…

Life’s Challenges

God-given tension

I rewrote my sermon six times. I was attempting to write a sermon about Deborah from Judges chapter 4, and the tension was tearing…

Bible 101

Should you name your kid after a killer?

I normally wouldn’t recommend naming your kid after the woman who murdered a man while he was sleeping. But when I met one of…

Living My Faith

When the odds are against you

What are the odds that you’ll resist temptation today? Um . . . yeah. We can quickly answer that question. Despite our willing spirits,…

Life’s Challenges

Willing to wait for it?

Have you ever heard of the Stanford “marshmallow test”? A Stanford professor once offered kids a choice—They could eat a marshmallow now, or if…

Friends & Family

Friends confess

Most people are terrified to confess their sins to me. I guess that’s the nature of sin—it prefers to hide in the dark rather…