Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Deeper Look At Systemic Racism

Sadly far too many of us white folks remove ourselves from the conversation about racism with silly “What? My black friends love me” dismissals. In fact, people like us who live in a more progressive, PC-ville place like Santa Cruz … Continue reading

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One More Thank You

Go ahead and do it anyway. I know. There was that one person you planned to call, text, or email. You were going to tell them they are someone you are very thankful for, and you were going to tell … Continue reading

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Tears, Song, Joy And Clarity

All I was doing was driving along Graham Hill road listening to a new worship mix. I was blasting and singing the song “Cornerstone” (based on the old hymn “My Hope is built on nothing less”).¬† When the song got … Continue reading

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A Heart Toward Others

Yesterday morning I joined our little team as we distributed fresh fruit and produce to people in our city. We have this partnership with 2nd Harvest Food Bank to provide a 10 minute cooking demonstration and then distribute food at … Continue reading

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The Path Ahead

A troubling national election has come and gone, and those who love Jesus very much live in a post-Judeo-Christian culture. Is this a reason for fear? I don’t think so! Referencing the latest research from Larry Hurtado’s,¬†Destroyer of the gods: … Continue reading

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God’s Word And A Long Gone President

Man it has been quite a ride with a lot of venom, a lot of fear, emails on servers, inappropriate conversations defined as “locker room talk,” and very little substance on the the issues we face as a country. Our … Continue reading

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United Prayer, Divided Nation

I’m pretty sure God’s sovereignty holds far more sway than any Democrat or Republican who will win any public office on election day. Yesterday morning, during our worship service we brought together two congregations: The Church of the Nazarene (who … Continue reading

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