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Pastor Dave Halverson

Posts by Pastor Dave Halverson

This month we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517 is that remarkable day when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Most of us know of Luther, but are less familiar with the other significant figures of that time, or those who came centuries before as “morning stars” to The Reformation. Desiring God has a 31-day series of brief biographies highlighting 31 heroes of The reformation. You can read it or listen to the audio version by going to the link listed below.

http://www.desiringgod.org/here-we-stand

Soli Deo gloria,

Pastor Dave

Beware of fierce wolves!

We’ve all seen the sign “Beware of dog!” It is a warning; to proceed, is to do so at our own peril. The Apostle Paul, says something very similar to the elders of the church in Ephesus, but with a bit of a twist. He says, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not... Read More

You’ve seen the pictures and heard the reports. Demonstrations in the streets. Families stranded in airports. Refugees afraid and uncertain of their future. The issue of immigrants and refugees has been in the news a lot in recent days, especially in light of recent presidential executive orders. If your Facebook newsfeed is like mine, you’ve probably seen many different positions taken and all of them taken passionately! As Christians we should be concerned about the plight of the suffering,... Read More