Alaska Mission 2011

30 students/adults continue to lead well and serve the Kingdom of God in Alaska. They are concentrating on a small transitional housing unity called the Merrit Inn. Children of the local families are invited to sing bible songs, listen to stories of faith and participate together in learning about Jesus. While ministry is occurring withContinue reading “Alaska Mission 2011”

W.W.J.D.? (what would Justin Bieber do)?

My family has been enamored by the show Secret Millionaire recently. http://abc.go.com/shows/secret-millionaire It’s a fantastic show for so many reasons. They find men and women who have been successful in business, own significant property and generally classify themselves as well-to-do. The show re-locates a secret millionaire into one of the poorest, disenfranchised cities in theContinue reading “W.W.J.D.? (what would Justin Bieber do)?”

Hold Life Loosely

My pastor said on Sunday, “Autonomous. The Greek word is ‘auto-nomos’ meaning self-law, or “law unto oneself”. It’s appropriate for adolescents to begin to face developmental changes and grow independently from their parents, but when we resist the leading of God in our lives, we act autonomously and may miss what God intended for us.”Continue reading “Hold Life Loosely”

Kairos Moments

I don’t like car accidents. I mean, who would? There’s always damage done, often physical pain, definitely emotional confusion and chaos, and without question, car accidents leave victims wondering how in the world things could end up like this. I drove back to the church, where my office is, after a long lunch on Monday.Continue reading “Kairos Moments”

“I Believe”… Jesus ascended into Heaven

Audio sermon series The Apostles’ Creed@ Pine Lake Covenant Church, Sammamish, WA March 2011 Acts 1:6-11 He (Jesus) ascended into Heaven, he is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. Listen now: Jesus ascended into Heaven

No Record of Wrongs

I have a confession to make. It’s not the kind of confession that would merit the Confession App. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/110834/20110210/confession-application-apple-father-federico-lombardi-not-substitute-sacrament-iphone.htm Maybe you’re like me… but I don’t like Valentine’s Day very much. St. Valentine could have been a nice guy, he must have been worthy of something nice to be canonized. Maybe someday you’ll be canonizedContinue reading “No Record of Wrongs”

Why would you even say something like that…?

“If I had a nickle for every time a students has used that excuse with me… ‘my brother died, and I had to leave your class today’, I’d be a wealthy man. Prove it!” barked the professor at a local university. Maybe a little context might help. Over a year ago, as a pastor, IContinue reading “Why would you even say something like that…?”