Spiritual But Not Religious (Part 1 of our Lenten sermon series – Rise of the Nones)

I’m not always keen on telling people what I do for a living. I’m definitely not embarrassed about it.  I have one of the greatest jobs in the world.  Sometimes, I think the only way it could get better is if they opened up a church in Disneyland and asked me to be the pastor.  But there are times I just want to be a … Continue reading Spiritual But Not Religious (Part 1 of our Lenten sermon series – Rise of the Nones)

We’re All In This Together

Just a note about the advances of technology and the dissemination of news.  When I wrote this sermon, the most watched television show in history was indeed last year’s Super Bowl.  It is now THIS year’s Super Bowl (2013) at an estimated 114 million viewers.  Wow.  Today is Super Bowl Sunday. People all over the country will tune in for this one event unlike any … Continue reading We’re All In This Together

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet

I am proud to be an American.  I’m a sansei or third generation Japanese-American kid and although I don’t love most Chevrolets, I do love baseball, a good hot dog, and apple pie ala mode (remember that commercial?).  More importantly, I love the fact that we live in a country where we can worship freely, we can vote freely, and we can grow up to … Continue reading Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet