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The Monuments Men (2014) Directed By: George Clooney - Movie Review

The Monuments Men (2014) Directed By: George Clooney - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. The Monuments Men (2014) Directed by: George Clooney. Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov (screenplay), Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter (Book)....


Funeral Sermon for Ruth Ermel a Celebration of Her Life in Jesus / Wednesday February 12th 2014

Funeral Sermon for Ruth Ermel a Celebration of Her Life in Jesus / Wednesday February 12th 2014

Posted in 2014 / Epiphany / Funeral Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / ^Matthew

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Matthew 16:13-20 / Ruth Ermel Funeral Sermon a Celebration of Her Life in Jesus / Wednesday February 12th 2014   Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man...


12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen. Writer: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup, David Wilson (Book) Stars:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Adepero Oduye Runtime: 134 min Rated 14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA) for violence/cruelty,...


Psalm 29 Sermon From February 2014 Prayer Service - All cry, Glory!

Psalm 29 Sermon From February 2014 Prayer Service - All cry, Glory!

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Prayer Service Wednesday February 5th 2014 / Psalm 29   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,                    ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.           Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name;                    worship...


Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture. Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne. Writer: Bob Nelson. Stars:...


January Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study: The Great Gatsby

January Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study: The Great Gatsby

Posted in 2014 / Bible Study / Pastor Ted Giese / Youth/Young Adults

Saturday January 18th 6:45pm  What is: Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study? It's an opportunity for Youth/Young Adults to practice putting their faith to work while looking at pop culture. We generally watch movies and then explore how Scripture intersects with what we've watched. This way...


Planning to Watch The 71st Golden Globe Awards? IssuesEtc. Segment About the Upcoming Awards Show.

Planning to Watch The 71st Golden Globe Awards? IssuesEtc. Segment About the Upcoming Awards Show.

Planning to see the Golden Globes This Sunday? Here's an interview with Pastor Ted Giese looking back at movies he reviewed in 2013 with Issues Etc. while talking about the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations. Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and...


Epiphany "The Birth of Jesus Had an Impact on Everyone" Sermon Matthew 2:1-12

Epiphany "The Birth of Jesus Had an Impact on Everyone" Sermon Matthew 2:1-12

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / WASCANA Circuit of Central District of Lutheran Church Canada Epiphany Service January 6th 2014 / Matthew 2:1-12 ESV   Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came...


An Unwanted Gift? Joseph's Change of Mind / Christmas Eve Sermon Dec 24th 2013 Matthew Chapter 1:18-25

An Unwanted Gift? Joseph's Change of Mind / Christmas Eve Sermon Dec 24th 2013 Matthew Chapter 1:18-25

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Christmas Eve December 24th 2013 / Matthew 1:18-25   Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And...


Funeral Sermon for Bill Wirll / Monday December 22nd 2013

Funeral Sermon for Bill Wirll / Monday December 22nd 2013

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Bill Wirll Funeral Sermon / 2 Timothy 4:6-8 / Monday December 23rd 2013   For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept...


Romans 1 / Sermon from Sunday December 22nd / Advent 4 / Mission Letter

Romans 1 / Sermon from Sunday December 22nd / Advent 4 / Mission Letter

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Missions / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Romans

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Advent 4 2013 / Romans 1:1-7   Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was descended...


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed By: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed By: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson...


My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

Dear Friends, My husband and I began attending Mount Olive Lutheran Church over two years ago.  We feel very blessed that the Holy Spirit has led us here.  Each time we attend services, we feel fed and nourished by the Word of God.  Our ministers, Pastor Terry Defoe, Pastor Ted Giese, and...


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed...


Psalm 27 Sermon From December 2013 Advent Prayer Service - Wait for the LORD

Psalm 27 Sermon From December 2013 Advent Prayer Service - Wait for the LORD

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Advent Prayer Service Wednesday December 4th 2013 / Psalm 27             The LORD is my light and my salvation;                    whom shall I fear?           The LORD is the stronghold of my life;                    of whom shall I...


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Directed by: Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Directed by: Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Directed by: Francis Lawrence Written by: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (book) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman Run Time: 146 min, Rated...


Luke 21 Sermon From Sunday Nov. 17th Jesus is Your Redemption

Luke 21 Sermon From Sunday Nov. 17th Jesus is Your Redemption

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Pentecost / Sermons / ^Luke

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Sunday November 17th 2013 / Luke 21:5-28 / "Jesus is Your Redemption"   And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, [Jesus] said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come...


Thor The Dark World (2013) Directed by: Alan Taylor - Movie Review

Thor The Dark World (2013) Directed by: Alan Taylor - Movie Review

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Directed by: Alan Taylor Written by: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus (screenplay) Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston Run Time: 112 min, Rated PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for sequences of...


Ender's Game (2013) Directed By Gavin Hood - Movie Review

Ender's Game (2013) Directed By Gavin Hood - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. Click the banner to hear the radio review of Ender' Game. Ender's Game (2013) Directed by: Gavin Hood Written by: Gavin Hood (screenplay), Orson Scott Card (book)...


Psalm 26 Sermon From November 2013 Prayer Service

Psalm 26 Sermon From November 2013 Prayer Service

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 26 / Wednesday Evening Prayer Service November 6th 2013. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind....