Since publishing stories on, “Son of God” and “Noah,” I have one more
movie to share, “God’s Not Dead.” My approach has been to help us see
how each film gives opportunities to engage in faith conversations.
God’s Not Dead opened March 21 in relatively small number of theaters,
yet became the seventh most popular opening for any faith-based movie in
I have a friend that I see and pray with regularly. Like many common
prayer concerns, his journey is one that requires endurance and waiting.
Every time we’re together he facetiously grins and recites the
well-known patience prayer, “God give me patience… now.” We can both
laugh in that moment because there’s a genuine prayer that has
accompanied our journey together. Our earnest prayer is, “Lord, we’re
not patient; so love us, teach us and give us a smile as we wait on
A few weeks ago, I shared my initial
impressions of the film, “Son of God.” This weekend, I saw another film,
“Noah” and want to share a few thoughts from my experience...(Read
Last Sunday, I shared with
our congregation that The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens has voted
to call me as their Director of Adult Ministries. My remarks are
available in writing and if you have not received a copy of them, I
encourage you to obtain one in the church narthex or request one by
email from the church office. In that announcement, I explained that in
our church denomination, pastors do not actively seek such a calling,
but rather individual congregations initiate this by calling pastors.
For this reason, I now have two calls—one to St. John’s and one to
Webster Gardens—and now I must decide which to accept and which to
A 50 Day Challenge
During the Great
50 Days of Easter (April 20 through June 8), Pastor Geis is
challenging us to run our own race toward FIVE commitments of
$50,000 more in giving toward the GTD Ministry
Raise up 50 people to fund Missionary Sarah Burr in
Paraguay; (All “ends of the earth” contributions to GTD
will go toward this effort.)
Raise up 50 people to personally introduce 50
families to St. John’s School.
Raise up 50 new families recruited for Vacation
Bible School and Fine Arts Camp.
Raise up 50 prayer leaders who will pray for 50 days
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how you can help us reach farther.