Steve Cohen's Blog

News of the Heart

An angel blowing his trumpet.

War, politics, shootings, the economy, inflation, antisemitism, trials, and … fill in the rest. This is what grabs the headlines of media outlets these days. Turn on the TV, listen to the radio, scan the news outlets online… become more aware how each thrusts into our environment the horrors, tragedies, and tensions that plague our society and the world...

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A mosaic of colorful broken glass symbolizing disunity.

I have had the privilege of being in over 1800 congregations since I began my ministry in 1976. During that time, I've experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly in the body of Christ. With my background in social studies, I have had a lifelong interest in what motivates people and why they do what they do....

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The Parable of the Fisherless Fishermen

Variety of colorful fish swimming.

Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And lo, there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact, the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish. And the fish were hungry...

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How Long Oh Lord?

A colorful dove flying with an olive branch.

 We who follow Jesus have a promise and a future hope – that the ways of this world will fall. We are bombarded by the news these days about wars, rumors of wars, hostages and rampant anti-Semitism – can we even dare to imagine a time of peace and hope?...

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Where is Your Corner?

A street corner in San Francisco with victorian-style-buildings.

Starting any new venture can be gut-wrenching at best. As a new believer in Jesus, I was introduced to the Jews for Jesus ministry when Moishe Rosen, the founder, came to the Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle and showed slides of what they were doing...

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Inventory Time

A colorful crown.

Our father had a Jewelry store in Kennewick, Washington in the 1960’s. It was called Robert’s Jewelers and was located downtown right across from the JC Penny’s store. The whole family would share in the work...

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Micha Had Huntington’s Disease

A graphical representation of six human brains with five in the color white and one in the color black to symbolize the randomness of Huntinton's Disease.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a brain disease that is passed down in families from generation to generation. It is caused by a mistake in the DNA instructions that build our bodies and keep them running. DNA is made up of thousands of genes, and people with HD have a small error in one gene, called huntingtin. Over time this error causes damage to the brain and leads to HD symptoms...

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