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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"I Can't Run No More with That Lawless Crowd,
While Killers in High Places Say Their Prayers Out Loud.
But They've Summoned, They've Summoned Up a Thundercloud..."


I can't run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
a thundercloud
and they're going to hear from me. 
Leonard Cohen, Anthem lyrics



Has Thrivent cut all its ties with Planned Parenthood? They were matching funds years ago with PP. So-called conservative Lutherans made a fuss for a few weeks and then went back with their trotters in the trough, eager for more money.

I will erase this post when Thrivent puts on the Internet and mails to its customers their policy against funding Planned Parenthood and ELCA (the relgious wing of Planned Parenthood).

Mark Jeske is on the board of Thrivent and gets about $140,000 a year for that part-time job. He loves to sponsor ELCA-WELS-LCMS ministers conferences, with ELCA ministers helping to teach, and Mark starring, one way or t'other.

Jeske would be a good person to get Thrivent and ELCA to stop promoting abortion on demand.

And Lutherans, please stop begging for Thrivent loot for your pro-life groups. That is like begging the KKK for financial support for diversity training.

Lemme see here - ELCA woman minister Erin Morris,
WELS Church and Change founder Steve Witte, LCMS etc.
Yes, this has all the marks of Jeske management.


Jeske Thrivent Bio

Rev. Mark A. Jeske The Rev. Mark A. Jeske, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been a member of the Thrivent Financial Board of Directors since May 2011. Jeske currently serves on the Human Resources Committee and is also a member of the Strategic Oversight and Marketing Committee of the board. A Milwaukee native, Jeske has served as senior pastor of St. Marcus Lutheran Church, an inner city congregation, since 1980.

Today, St. Marcus is a thriving, multicultural congregation of more than 1,100 members. The congregation operates numerous outreach ministries, and its elementary school (serving more than 800 students) is nationally recognized for its Christ-centered focus and academic excellence. While attending Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, Jeske spent a year in Colombia, South America, starting a mission church as part of his internship assignment. He also spent two years teaching at Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin, prior to beginning his ministry at St. Marcus.

Jeske hosts the “Time of Grace” television program. Broadcast on one Milwaukee station in November 2001, the program airs today on more than 125 stations, numerous cable networks, five satellite channels, American Forces Network and via the Internet. Jeske is author of several books including his latest, “Hope in a Moment: Devotions for Everyday Life,” a Bible commentary and more than two dozen daily devotional booklets. He is an accomplished instrumentalist and is passionate about understanding history and culture. Jeske and his wife, Carol, have four children and reside in Milwaukee.