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Merry Christmas from WELSTech

Martin and Sallie invite you to enjoy this special video message …

 

424 – Have A Very Social Christmas

Celebrate Christmas week with WELSTech’s special interview of Pastor Paul Prange, WELS Administrator for Ministerial Education. Martin and Sallie share their final picks of the week for 2015 plus special videos from President Schroeder and the College Choir from Martin Luther College.

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The interview:

Get on their channel – Martin sits down with WELS Administrator for Ministerial Education, Paul Prange, to talk about using online media channels to let your light shine. He shares his unique insight on helping teens use tech to the glory of God and the advantages of tuning into the best communication channels (from telephone to e-mail to Facebook) to reach out to others. Pastor Prange also has some great advice about being salt and light in what you do online.

WELS now:

Christmas message from WELS President Schroeder

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

My Son , My Savior

Featured video:

New to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo is this recording of the Martin Luther College’s College Choir singing Star in the East.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 425 – Martin and Sallie close out the year of podcasting with a look back at the best of 2015. Release date: Wednesday, December 30.

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373b – Christmas Around the World Part 2

On this week’s WELSTech, we close the books on another year of podcasting with the conclusion of our special globe-spanning, tech-in-world-missions interview! Happy New Year WELSTech-ers!!

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The discussion:

christmas2Using all things – WELS World Missions Administrator Larry Schlomer along with Missionaries Brad Wordell from Tokyo, Japan and Mike Hartman from Leon, Mexico join Martin and Sallie for the conclusion of our tech-in-world-missions round table discussion. Check out Part 1 of the interview on WELSTech 373a.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 374 – Martin and Sallie celebrate WELSTech’s 8th anniversary with a look back at the best of 2014. (Broadcast date – 01/06/15)

Featured videos:

We close 2014 with a new addition to our Music playlist on YouTube – O Little Town of Bethlehem by Koiné

 

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373a – Christmas Around the World Part 1

It’s Christmas week on WELSTech, and we’ve returned to our yearly tradition of bringing you a very special interview. This year’s guests include missionaries from Japan and Mexico as we enjoy a worldwide Christmas celebration of tech-in-ministry.

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Ministry resources:

View and download the 12 Days of Christmas devotions from Martin Luther College

The discussion:

christmas1Tech in missions – As a special Christmas treat, Martin and Sallie span the globe (and 15 time zones) to connect with Missionaries Mike Hartman from Leon, Mexico and Brad Wordell from Tokyo, Japan as well as WELS World Missions Administrator, Rev. Larry Schlomer. Hear their first-hand accounts of the variety of ways technology is advancing the spread of the gospel and the training of native workers in WELS world mission fields.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 373b – Tune in for the final WELSTech of the year as we wrap up our global-tech-in-ministry discussion. (Broadcast date – 12/30/14)

Featured videos:

This week we feature a Christmas entry on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is by the Martin Luther College choirs

 

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268 – Christmas Around the World

Christmas comes to WELSTech as we share a special interview with World Missions Administrator Dan Koelpin about the important work of reaching souls around the world.

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The interview:

(2:45) Merry Christmas to the World – Dan Koelpin, World Missions Administrator,  shares stories of his travels to WELS World Mission fields (47 countries and counting) and of the unique forms of worship he’s witnessed including joy-filled, dancing during offering collections. He’s seen mission field communication progress from 2-week “snail” mail correspondence to 14 second e-mail. And he is excited about the spread of the gospel via the cyber highway of the 21st century.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(23:10) Episode 269 – Ring in the new year with Martin and Sallie’s 7 Best Picks of 2012. (Release date – 01/01/13)

The featured artist:

(24:35) We close the podcast with the music and video of  Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter) – Emmanuel Has Come

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215 – Christmas Tech Chat

It’s Christmas week on the WELSTech Podcast, and we talk with Missionary Nate Wagenknecht and his wife Julie.

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The interview:

(3:51) LATTE-flavored technology – Martin and Sallie are joined by Missionary Nate Wagenknecht and his wife Julie from Leon, Mexico for a special Christmas week interview about their use of technology for seminary training and communication.

  • LATTE – Latin American Traveling Theological Educators
  • The Wagenknechts – Family Life & Ministry on a Mission Field

Coming up on WELSTech:

(28:16) Episode 216 – Wrapping up another year of podcasting, Martin and Sallie revisit their best and worst picks of 2011. (Release date – 12/28/11)

The featured artist:

(29:40) We close the podcast with the music and video of Koine’s (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) O Little Town of Bethlehem from their CD titled “Anno Domini”

 

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163 – Continuing Ed and a Contest Winner!

The WELSTech Podcast Christmas week episode includes an interview with Prof. Rich Gurgel on the topic of continuing education as well as our contest wrap up.

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The interview:

Prof. Richard Gurgel(3:05) Grow in Grace – Prof. Rich Gurgel from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) joins Martin and Sallie to talk about Grow in Grace, the Institute for Continuing Education at WLS.  Learn how technology is assisting with the efforts including a new web site and online course offerings.

Christmas 2010 WELSTech Scavenger Hunt:

(20:57) And the winner is Rachel Arnold! Congrats Rachel!  We’ll be in touch to get you your $25 Cafe Press gift certificate to the WELSTech Store.

Here’s the complete list of clues deciphered:

Clue 1 - The solution is found in the greatest book of all time = THE BIBLE

Clue 1 – The solution is found in the greatest book of all time = THE BIBLE

 

Clue 2 - You'll solve the mystery by thinking Greek not Hebrew = NEW TESTAMENT

Clue 2 – You’ll solve the mystery by thinking Greek not Hebrew = NEW TESTAMENT

 

Clue 3 - Look for the disciple whom Jesus loved = JOHN

Clue 3 – Look for the disciple whom Jesus loved = JOHN

Clue 4 - 0.3 + 0.7 = 1

Clue 4 – 0.3 + 0.7 = 1

 

Clue 5 - Number of tribes of Israel + 2 = 14

Clue 5 – Number of tribes of Israel + 2 = 14

And the mystery message is …

John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

A Christmas Message from President Schroeder

Coming up on WELSTech:

(25:37) Episode 164 – Martin and Sallie share their favs from 2010 in the annual “Picks of the Year” episode. (Release date 12/22/10)

The featured artist:

(26:45) We close the podcast with the piano music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | Twitter | Facebook | My Space) – Carol of the Bells from her CD titled ”Christmas Dreams”

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