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15 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Caring For Refugees AND Our Own

Sat in a working lunch today with a group of individuals working together on strategies to combat homelessness in our community. One manufacturing tiny homes for housing homeless, moving them toward ownership, placing some in church parking lots, and creating safe sanctuary shelter villages. Another with a company being built by only hiring homeless vets, […]

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14 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Most Powerful Images Of 2011

I’m a firm believer that we live in a culture that communicates through stories and images nowadays. One of the problems when we just try to get our message and mission across by spitting out facts. Saw this link of the 45 most powerful images of 2011. WOW! Which ones are your favorites? 

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03 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Day After Election Day…I Love California

It’s been interesting reading Facebook statuses the day after another CA election. The “red” friends.  The “blue” friends. I think I’ve become more maroon, but that’s aside from the point. I have a lot of frustrated red friends today. (Actually, I noticed a lot of the blue friends were only slightly happier, if that.) But […]

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29 October 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Halloween: Rethinking The Holiday

Halloween is approaching this weekend. And for the first time since 2003, I won’t be slinging hay around a church for Halloween. I’d be lying if I said I was bummed about that.  I don’t have a very good relationship with hay anymore.  I’d say it’s love/hate, but I’m not sure where the love comes […]

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17 March 2010 ~ 2 Comments

St. Patrick & Irish Car Bombs

I’ve fallen behind a little on the blogging. Been traveling, leading worship, and raising support. All good times…for the most part. But today is St. Patrick’s Day. Just to remind us who St. Patrick even is, I invite you to check out this post from last year. And when you pinch someone cause they aren’t […]

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15 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

God Says Going Green = Eating Green

This past Sunday, and at Life Group last night, we talked about the environment.  We talked about taking care of the planet and resources that belong to God.  It’s not a political issue.  It’s something God honestly does care about. Then, last night, while in line for Harry Potter, my wife and Christal were handed […]

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24 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Parenting By Twitter

When I was in high school, I had a curfew and I got seriously busted if I wasn’t home by then AND hadn’t bothered to call. Now, my mom, and the rest of family for that matter, keep tabs on each other via Twitter, blog, and Facebook.  When I don’t call for a while now, […]

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07 June 2008 ~ 17 Comments

Same Sex Marriage – This Christians Response

Also in the Santa Cruz news yesterday, Santa Cruz started taking appointments for same sex marriages starting June 17th. And of course the response was huge. Now I’ve been thinking about weighing in on this whole issue, but withheld.  Here’s an excuse to go ahead now with a nice controversial blog post. This has been […]

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25 April 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Cultural Creatives: Part 3

OK.  Last post about the talk from Earl Creps this past week.To get caught up, check out the last two posts in this series. So here is what the question that his talk really left me pondering.  It ended with the idea that to be an organization that reaches the creative class, determine the barriers […]

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24 April 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Cultural Creatives: Part 2

Yesterday I shared some notes from a session with Earl Creps on reaching cultural creatives as a church.  If you missed that, feel free to scroll down and check it out. One of the things the Earl mentioned that stuck out to me was their desire to contribute to the community they are a part […]

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