Author Archives: Andy Lewis

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz

Senioritis

It’s funny how low my motivation has become in writing this blog. Once I made the decision to get out of the blog-space at the end of April, almost as quickly I began to feel the drag of doing it. … Continue reading

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Church Health And Missional Patience

I just read this insightful interview about the nature of the church’s mission in post-christian North America. This Christianity Today interview is with Pastor Colin Smith and there are two issues he addressed I absolutely agree with in my own … Continue reading

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Rain Delays

My wife and I were watching our son play baseball at Harbor High this weekend. We were sitting in the stands enjoying the game when, all of a sudden, it started dumping on us. When I say dumping, I mean … Continue reading

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Facing Hard Realities

We’ve heard about the sexual abuse in the Catholic church along with all of their attempts at cover-up. Now we hear about the largest Protestant denomination – the Southern Baptist Church. The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News are … Continue reading

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The Radiant Goodness Of God

Our church is working our way through the New Testament letter to the churches of ancient Galatia. Galatians does a beautiful job describing the fact that The Gospel (Good News) is┬ánot us performing our way into God’s acceptance, nor is … Continue reading

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A Proverb

I recently stumbled upon this great African Proverb: “If while climbing a tree you insist on going beyond the top, the earth will be waiting for you.” I’ve spent so much of my life trying to go beyond the top … Continue reading

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Really!?

Yesterday one of my friends, and members at our church, faced a very difficult experience. During the downpours of this past weekend, the creek beds nearby overflowed and clogged a big drainage culvert. Once it plugged it sent a 2 … Continue reading

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