“But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,’
his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”
~ Gallery ~
Laura standing under an arch of the Roman aqueduct that Herod the Great built.
You can see the Mediterranean Ocean in the background.
Caesarea Maritima, Israel ~ January 1993
Laura Zielke is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years and currently teaches an in-depth weekly Bible study class (Journey through the Bible) at First Christian Church.
In early 2017, Laura was tapped to serve as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab, an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission.
She and her husband of 22 years have one 15-year old son who is headed into the eleventh grade and enjoys being home educated. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. And then there's the penguin obsession. 🐧🐧🐧 Penguins make her happy!
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The Apostle's Creed*
(If I have a lesson recorded about the topic, I have linked it.)
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and
in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
*The Apostle's Creed dates back to the late fourth century and is widely used by a variety of Christian churches for both liturgy and education.
** The word "catholic" by itself means simply universal, wide ranging, broad. If the first letter is capitalized then it refers to the Roman Catholic Church.