Monthly Archives: June 2018

Is Santa Cruz Broken Or Beautiful!?

Last week my wife and I took a walk through Arana Gulch, down from our home to the Lighthouse. It’s a beautiful walk. As we made our way toward the lighthouse we had to jump out of the way to … Continue reading

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Why God Isn’t Fixing Things Yet

I look around at my small corner of the world, and I wonder why God doesn’t just fix the looming darkness and brokeness immediately. Why hasn’t God lifted the curse of “thorns and thistles” (Genesis 3:18) that’s become part of … Continue reading

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I Love My Small – Uh, I Mean – Normal Sized Church

There is a very healthy conversation that is finally beginning to open up on the mission field of North America. After more than 50 years of what’s been called “The Church Growth Movement” that’s emphasized the goodness of large, resourced, … Continue reading

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Thank You Dads

I know you get made fun of in our culture, and that many TV sitcoms make you out to be the idiot in the room. I know that because of the deadbeat dads, who really hurt their families, our culture … Continue reading

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A Thought For The Graduates

For all of the graduates who wrapped up high school and college over the last few weeks, here’s an insight from our great American novelist. “I’ve never let my school interfere with my education” – Mark Twain

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1000 Words

As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Last Sunday our faith community celebrated the high school graduates in our church. We put up a photo of my son, and his friend Jaden, when they were tiny … Continue reading

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God’s Personal Name

Yesterday morning I started a new sermon series on the names of God, and we talked about this interesting moment in Exodus 3: 14 where God gives Moses His personal name, “I AM THAT I AM!” If anyone is curious, … Continue reading

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