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The Oscars the 94th Academy Awards 2022

The Oscars the 94th Academy Awards 2022

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. Click on the banner below to listen to a near 1 hour interview about the 2022 Oscars The Oscars can be a complex and...


Death on the Nile (2022) By Kenneth Branagh - Movie Review

Death on the Nile (2022) By Kenneth Branagh - Movie Review

Death on the Nile (2022) Directed by: Kenneth Branagh Writers: Michael Green (screenplay by) Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by) Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Rose Leslie, Annette Bening, Tom Bateman, Sophie Okonedo, Letitia Wright, Ali Fazal, Russell...


The Light of Christ Makes Some Glad Others Angry / Nehemiah 8 & Luke 4:16–30 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday January 23rd 2022 / Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

The Light of Christ Makes Some Glad Others Angry / Nehemiah 8 & Luke 4:16–30 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday January 23rd 2022 / Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday January 23rd 2022: Season of Epiphany / Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 & Luke 4:16–30, "The Light of Christ Makes Some Glad Others Angry." And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra...


Jesus Ups The Ante / Matthew 5:21–32 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday February 16th 2020 / Season Of Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Jesus Ups The Ante / Matthew 5:21–32 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday February 16th 2020 / Season Of Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday February 16th 2020: Season of Epiphany / Matthew 5:21–32 “Jesus Ups The Ante" “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who...


“Are You Content?” Sermon / Luke 12:13-21 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday August 4th 2019 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

“Are You Content?” Sermon / Luke 12:13-21 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday August 4th 2019 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday August 4th 2019: Season of Pentecost / Luke 12:13–21 "Are You Content?" Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or arbitrator...


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Director: Dean DeBlois Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (based upon the "How to Train Your Dragon" book series by), Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill,...


"Forgiveness Served on a Silver Platter" Mark 6: 14-29 Sermon Pr. Ted Giese Sunday July 15th 2018 Season of Pentecost

"Forgiveness Served on a Silver Platter" Mark 6: 14-29 Sermon Pr. Ted Giese Sunday July 15th 2018 Season of Pentecost

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Sunday July 15th, 2018, Mark 6:14–29 “Forgiveness Served on a Silver Platter” King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at...


Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Peyton Reed - Movie Review

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Peyton Reed - Movie Review

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Directed by: Peyton Reed Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari (screenplay) Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson,...


Darkest Hour (2017) Joe Wright & The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracey - Movie Review

Darkest Hour (2017) Joe Wright & The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracey - Movie Review

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. Darkest Hour (2017) Directed by: Joe Wright,Writers: Anthony McCarten Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott...


Christ Jesus For You - Preaching on the 10 Commandments - 9 Sermons from 5 pastors.

Christ Jesus For You - Preaching on the 10 Commandments - 9 Sermons from 5 pastors.

The Ten Commandments  (The focus for our Wednesday evening Services, and for Holy Week and Easter, has been the 10 Commandments. Local pastors were provided with a sermon corresponding to their assigned commandment, the sermons are from a sermon series, written by Rev. Brent Kuhlman of...


Sermon / Guest Preacher Rev. Jim Chimirri-Russell / March 15th 2017 - / 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 6th Commandment, Wednesday Midweek Lenten Service

Sermon / Guest Preacher Rev. Jim Chimirri-Russell / March 15th 2017 - / 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 6th Commandment, Wednesday Midweek Lenten Service

(The focus for our Wednesday evening Services, and for Holy Week and Easter, will be the 10 Commandments. Local pastors were provided with a sermon corresponding to their assigned commandment, the sermons are from a sermon series, written by Rev. Brent Kuhlman for Concordia Pulpit...


Fences (2016) Denzel Washington - Mini Movie Review

Fences (2016) Denzel Washington - Mini Movie Review

Fences (2016) Directed by: Denzel Washington Writer: August Wilson (Screenplay and Play) Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Run Time: 139min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for thematic elements, language...


Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday February 12th 2017 - / Matthew 5:21-37 / Jesus preaches about sin and hell and sex and marriage and divorce and murder and adultery and trustworthiness.

Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday February 12th 2017 - / Matthew 5:21-37 / Jesus preaches about sin and hell and sex and marriage and divorce and murder and adultery and trustworthiness.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday February 12th 2017: Season of Epiphany / Matthew 5:21-37 "Jesus preaches about sin and hell and sex and marriage and divorce and murder and adultery and trustworthiness.” “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall...


Book Of The Month For January 2017:  Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Book Of The Month For January 2017: Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight By Gifford Grobien 2017 / Paperback / 224 Pages Overview Breaking through the noise of our hyper-sexualized Western culture, Ethics of Sex is a much-needed, masterful compilation that speaks to the nature of Christian sexual ethics as simultaneously...


Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Feb 14th 2016 - / Luke 4:1-13 / Jesus Takes No Shortcuts

Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Feb 14th 2016 - / Luke 4:1-13 / Jesus Takes No Shortcuts

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Luke 4:1-13 / Lent 1 Sunday - Jesus Takes No Shortcuts And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days....


Remove Your stroke from me - my hope is in You - Psalm 39 Sermon From December  Prayer Service

Remove Your stroke from me - my hope is in You - Psalm 39 Sermon From December Prayer Service

"Remove Your stroke from me - my hope is in You" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed December 3rd 2014: Season of Advent, Psalm 39           I said, “I will guard my ways,                    that I may not sin with my tongue;           I will guard my mouth with...


O Lord - Be Not Far From Me - Psalm 38 Sermon From November Prayer Service

O Lord - Be Not Far From Me - Psalm 38 Sermon From November Prayer Service

"O Lord - Be Not Far From Me" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed November 5th 2014: Season of Pentecost, Psalm 38.           O LORD, rebuke me not in Your anger,                    nor discipline me in Your wrath!           For Your arrows have sunk...


Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

24 He put another parable before them, saying, w“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds3 among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds...


Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by:  Michael Bay Writer: Ehren Kruger Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Mark Ryan, Ken Watanabe Run Time: 165 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences...


How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois  Writer: Dean DeBlois, (screenplay), Cressida Cowell ("How to Train Your Dragon" book series)  Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, DjimonHounsou  Run Time:...