“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.
Jeremiah 20:9


A brief introduction
to the Christian faith.


Verse-by-verse, exegetical study
of the Scriptures



Random musings about life, liberty,
and the pursuit of penguins


Favorite books for everything from
personal growth to Bible study.


Brief reviews about
great books & movies.


Contact information,
CV and LinkedIn profile.

~ Brief Introduction ~

Laura in Caesarea Maritima, Israel 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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~ Statement of Faith ~

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 crucifieddied, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church**,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*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.