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I’ll begin this essay by saying that my last foray into Lutheranism did not end well. What I have learned about that experience has taken a few years to process. 943 more words


A lasting salvation

It was not with perishable things…that you were redeemed.  ~ 1 Peter 1:18

In the corner of a museum in Springfield, Illinois, there is a special room where people enter quietly. 295 more words

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Pastor Lidtke's Letters of Recognition

Recently after the divine service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pastor Paul Lidtke received some letters of recognition.  In the picture above from left to right is Pastor Lidtke, State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Congressman Glenn Grothman, Camille Solberg, and the congregation president Greg Kargus. 233 more words


Pastor Lidtke to Receive Letters of Recognition

Today, I received a news release indicating that Pastor Paul Lidtke will be receiving letters of recognition for his work in advocating for victims and helping to rehabilitate offenders.  549 more words


4/8 Assignment - Due April 22

We’re doing some free thinking and discussing a wide range of topics in class. We continue to work through the catechism (we’re on the First Article now), but there are some other topics we talked about that show up on this quiz. 649 more words


High Stakes Testing: It's Broke, yet We keep doing It

There is an old adage, “If it is broke, don’t fix it.”  Unfortunately, education in America is broke, yet we aren’t fixing it.

Extensive research has reached the conclusion that high stakes testing is a net negative and does not aid in student achievement.   358 more words