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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