The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Thursday, February 6, 2014

We Know Mark Jeske Lives Change or Die!
So Thrivent Is Decidedly Neutral

Yes, neutral - that is the word.
If ELCA's Bishop Elizabeth likes it, A-OK.

Thrivent Makes Changes to Outreach Programs

February 6, 2014
Background: Thrivent Financial is sharing news that it will be making changes to its outreach programs following a comprehensive, organization-wide review. Programs being changed include: Thrivent Choice, Care Abounds in Communities, Thrivent Action Teams, Thrivent Communities, Thrivent Gift Multiplier, Thrivent Volunteers, Employee Giving Campaign and the Thrivent Financial Foundation.

After a comprehensive, organization-wide review, Thrivent is making changes to its outreach programs, including those designed for use by its members, chapters, employees and advisors. These changes are designed to better reflect its identity as a membership organization of Christians united in a common purpose to be wise with money and live generously.

Thrivent's outreach will support a variety of organizations, including Christian congregations and schools, that strengthen our communities and reflect the shared values of our members, advisors and employees. The focus of this outreach may change from time to time to reflect the priorities of its dynamic organization and membership.

As a membership organization of Christians, Thrivent works with many different members who hold a variety of – and at times divergent – views and beliefs. To respect these differences, Thrivent is also putting in place a new neutrality policy to guide decisions for outreach funding. This policy will exclude a small number of organizations and issues that distract, or have the potential to distract, from the common purpose of Thrivent and its membership.

Thrivent will begin implementing its new neutrality policy effective immediately, and program changes will be implemented over time. Members, advisors, employees and organizations that may be affected by specific program changes will receive communication as these changes are implemented in the weeks ahead. Thrivent wishes to thank all who have offered their input into this review of its approach to its outreach funding and programs.


A Star Is Bored.
Mark/Avoid Jeske must reach out to other confessions, a mix of religions,
to achieve his manifest destiny.

Thrivent Financial Neutrality Policy

Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians and works with many different members who hold a variety of – and at times divergent – views and beliefs. It respects the differences of its members and does not independently or on behalf of its members, advisors or employees provide outreach funding or support to organizations and issues that distract, or have the potential to distract, from its common purpose, which is to guide its members and society to be wise with money and live generously.

Under this policy, certain organizations are not eligible to receive outreach support or funding. This includes, but is not limited to, organizations with a primary purpose of providing services for or advocating positions either supporting or opposing certain social, politically partisan, or health and human services causes and issues, such as abortion, sexual orientation, or guns. Decisions regarding the application of this policy and the eligibility of specific organizations to receive outreach funding or support are made at the sole discretion of Thrivent's management team and are subject to change.