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A Kingdom Amplifying Opportunity

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;      my soul waits for the Lord     more than watchmen for the morning,     more than watchmen for the morning      Psalm 130:5-6 As the last few weeks have unfolded, I have been anxiously awaiting ... Read More

Spring Issue of Helping Hand Available!

The Kindle version of the Spring Quarter of the Helping Hand in Bible Study is now available for purchase from Amazon.  Our study this quarter, titled “Justice and the Prophets,” focuses on justice as presented in Scriptures from the prophets, who called for both repentance and ... Read More

New News About SDBU

“Kingdom-seekers teach another’s truth.  They sow God’s seed, not their own ideas.  Different farmers may have different ways of sowing, but the seed is vital.  So the kingdom-seeker is not preoccupied with style or method, but with communicating God’s truth.  And Jesus has already modeled ... Read More

Missional Discipleship

Sometimes a word like discipleship requires a closer look.  What is it that we mean by that word?  We hear it all the time, but short definitions are hard to come by.  Here is a good attempt at capturing discipleship in short order:  “A disciple ... Read More

Taking the Stairs in 2020

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check.  But that is not what I have found.  I have found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Simple acts of kindness ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Spring is Coming! And Why it Matters to All of Us.

It is never too early to start thinking about spring–especially since October came to a close in Wisconsin by way of a blanket of snow.  But, there is hope ahead—a great learning opportunity that is coming in the spring.  Registration is now open for Spring ... Read More

Registration for Spring 2020 SDBU Classes is Open!

The SDB School of Ministry is proud to announce that registration for classes in our Ministry Leadership and Pastoral Leadership programs for the Spring 2020 semester is now open.  Students wishing to register for classes should follow this link and register for classes prior to the close ... Read More

Swedish History and Telling Your Story

Who doesn’t love a good tale from Swedish history? Well, maybe a lot of people, but this Swedish story packs a powerful take home message, offering tremendous insight into faith communication skills. Learning the Language In 1809, King Gustav IV was deposed in a peaceful ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More