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The Agony in the Garden

The Agony in the Garden

Recently I had the privilege to take part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief's (CLWR) 2014 Global Encounter, held in Israel and Palestine. In addition to visiting places like the Augusta Victoria Hospital and various Lutheran schools which are supported in part through funding from CLWR, I also...


The Face That Gives Me Peace / Good Friday April 18th, 2014 / John 1 / Pr. Ted Giese

The Face That Gives Me Peace / Good Friday April 18th, 2014 / John 1 / Pr. Ted Giese

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Good Friday 2014 / April 18th / The Light of Men Shines / John 1:1-5   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was...


Slow Patient Promise Fulfilled / Sermon / Palm Sunday April 13th, 2014  / John 12 / Pastor Ted A. Giese

Slow Patient Promise Fulfilled / Sermon / Palm Sunday April 13th, 2014 / John 12 / Pastor Ted A. Giese

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Holy Week / Lent / Palm Sunday / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^John

Slow Patient Promise Fulfilled / Palm Sunday / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / April 13th 2014 / John 12:12-19             The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to...


Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky - Movie Review

Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky - Movie Review

Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel (screenplay) Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone Run Time:  138 Min Rated PG (Canada) Rated PG-13 (MPAA)for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content....


Jesus, Death & Trust - Psalm 31 Sermon From April 2014 Prayer Service

Jesus, Death & Trust - Psalm 31 Sermon From April 2014 Prayer Service

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 31 / April 2nd 2014    In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;                    let me never be put to shame;                    in your righteousness deliver me!           Incline your ear to me;                    rescue...


Sin, Blindness & Jesus / Sermon / Lent 4 March 30, 2014 / John 9 / Pastor Ted Giese

Sin, Blindness & Jesus / Sermon / Lent 4 March 30, 2014 / John 9 / Pastor Ted Giese

Posted in 2014 / Lent / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Genesis / ^John

  Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / John 9 / March 30th 2014 Lent 4 / Sin, Blindness & Jesus   As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not...


300: Rise of an Empire(2014) Directed by: Noam Murro - Movie Review

300: Rise of an Empire(2014) Directed by: Noam Murro - 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. Last part of the radio interview covers 300: Rise of an Empire the first part covers Divergent 300: Rise of an Empire(2014) Directed by:...


Divergent (2014) Directed by: Neil Burger - Movie Review

Divergent (2014) Directed by: Neil Burger - 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. First Part of the Radio Interview covers Divergent the last part covers 300: Rise of an Empire Divergent (2014) Directed by: Neil...


March Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study: I Am Legend

March Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study: I Am Legend

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

Sunday March 23rd 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...


 Son of God (2014) Directed By: Christopher Spencer - Movie Review

Son of God (2014) Directed By: Christopher Spencer - 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.   Son of God (2014) Directed by: Christopher Spencer Writer: Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Colin Swash, Nic Young   Stars: Diogo...


Jesus Tempted / Sermon / Lent 1 March 9, 2014 / Matthew 4:1-11 / Pastor Ted Giese

Jesus Tempted / Sermon / Lent 1 March 9, 2014 / Matthew 4:1-11 / Pastor Ted Giese

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Lent / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Matthew

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Matthew 4:1-11 / Lent 1 March 9th 2014 / Jesus Tempted   Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him,...


The Ten Commandments Of Oscar Films

The Ten Commandments Of Oscar Films

This article was first published on thefederalist.com click the banner to read it there.    The Ten Commandments Of Oscar Films A look at Oscar-nominated films by Commandments   With the Oscars right around the corner the spotlight of public attention is about to shine again on Hollywood....


Psalm 30 Sermon From March 2014 Prayer Service - Mourning into Dancing

Psalm 30 Sermon From March 2014 Prayer Service - Mourning into Dancing

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 30 / Ash Wednesday 2014   I will extol You, O LORD, for You have drawn me up                    and have not let my foes rejoice over me.           O LORD my God, I cried to You for help,                    and You have...


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...