Mark Muehl

Faithful Focus

The lament of Asaph in Psalm 73 gives us a glimpse of what happens when our eyes turn toward our own success and for measures that are earthly. “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” What Asaph saw with his eyes were successes and… Read more »

Can Success Fool Us?

Often, adversity strengthens us, while success can fool us. In the Global Leadership Summit of 2018, Rasmus Ankersen (chairman of Danish Football Club Midtjylland), spoke to the struggles of gaining and maintaining success. He shared the assumption that good results come from superior performance. However, this is not a good assumption to… Read more »

Religious Liberty White Paper

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) supports the religious diversity and religious liberties of our member school communities. Every child is an individual, and every student arrives at school with a unique set of abilities, needs, and goals. That’s why the diversity of Indiana’s schools is one of our state’s greatest strengths… Read more »

Open Houses Sunday, January 27

Most of the region’s Lutheran schools will host open houses next Sunday, January 27. From noon-3, schools around the region will open their doors to welcome interested folks to their buildings to share the good news about Lutheran schools.You can help make these open houses successes.1- Invite your friends and neighbors. As… Read more »

Life in Christ Cares

Life month has other implications for life in Christ.Consider the notion of man as the crown of creation. The crown of creation is humankind and all are made in His image- Christians and non-Christians. Though damaged through our parents’ sin in the Garden of Eden, the image of God has its influence… Read more »

In Christ Demands Speaking for Life

January is Life Month. Psalm 139:13-16 will be shared multiple times, especially near January 18 when the Right to Life March occurs in Washington DC. The writer of Psalm 139 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully… Read more »

History and Jesus - Part II

History and PerspectiveIt’s very easy for 21st century man to be quite enamored with himself. There’s much to be proud of. The present can also misdirect us from teaching history- documented, accepted history. The reality is that history keeps us from being self-centered and self-absorbed. Psalm 77:8-14 says,“Has his steadfast love forever… Read more »

History and Jesus - Part 1

Who Cares about History?“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word… Read more »

The Lord Has Need of It

“The Lord has need of it.”The disciples said this to the colt owner as they untied the colt for Jesus parade into Jerusalem. Jesus told his disciples exactly what to do, what would happen, and how to respond. Lo and behold, it came to be just as Jesus said.Jesus command might seem… Read more »