Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tacos And Birthdays

On Saturday night Aleta and I threw a big birthday party for our daughter. She just turned 21 (crazy!) and so we invited the entire crew from her summer camp staff over for a taco-palooza party on our back patio. … Continue reading

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Irreligiosa Sollicitudo Pro Deo

Please don’t be impressed because this blog has a Latin title today. Today I want to share with you some rich insights that flow from the mind of Eugene Peterson. He builds an entire essay/mediation out of Hilary of Tours … Continue reading

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Celebrate Someone Else’s Success

On Saturday morning Aleta and I joined up with a group of people to learn more about the history of the Arana Gulch area near our home in Santa Cruz. At 10am on Saturday morning a local historian offered a … Continue reading

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And Another Thing About Real Community

You know what I’ve come to realize after 25 years of pastoral ministry? Many of us fail to really connect within a community of any kind, let alone a community of faith, because we’ve been co-opted by the philosophy of … Continue reading

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Real Connections

I could pick a lot of great moments out of this last weekend in the life of Faith Community Church. We just wrapped up our sixth annual all-church campout, and just like every year it was filled with many memorable … Continue reading

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Comparisons

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to preach at Elevation Church here in Santa Cruz. I spoke about the worthlessness of comparisons, and there was this one quote I wanted to use but didn’t have room to insert it into … Continue reading

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On Any Given Sunday

Yesterday I got to experience more of the kingdom of God. While one of the people on the preaching team at our church spoke at Faith Community Church, I spoke at my buddy’s church. My friend Chuckk Gerwig from Elevation … Continue reading

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Liberty

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.” John Adams – founding father and 2nd President of the United States of America

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Favorite Things

I have a much longer list of favorite things but it would probably bore you to tell you all of them, so allow me share with you three of my most recent experiences of my favorite things – experiences that … Continue reading

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