I call them “The Twelve.” When I ran for Social Chair of my dorm at UCLA, 12 people voted against me. Considering there were over 1,000 residents, you might think that was pretty good. Except for the fact that I ran uncontested. And it’s not like you were forced to vote. Or that they put in a write-in candidate. They just voted against me. Unlike … Continue reading Vote for Jesus! – The West Wing Series pt. 3
I was a homophobe. I am embarrassed about it, but I admit it. Truth is, I didn’t even think I was. My philosophy had always been, “whatever people do on their own time is their own business.” But that wasn’t completely true. There was something about gay people that bothered me and it would come out in what I said and how I acted. But … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter – The West Wing Sermons pt. 2
I wanted to live in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Who wouldn’t? Specifically, I wanted a house like his. I loved “Picture Picture.” I loved Trolley. I loved that awesome stoplight he had in his house. I still want one. It just seemed like such a great place to be. Plus, he wanted me to be his neighbor! It was in his welcome song every single day. … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – The West Wing Series pt. 1
Just to let you know, this sermon was more directed and personal than most sermons I give. Our church is at a crossroads and I felt God leading me to share this word to challenge the folks at our church to move beyond business as usual and to see where we could grow. Where are we going? I think no matter what, whether as a … Continue reading Where Are We Going?
As a blogger and reviewer, I sometimes get books sent to me for review or as a gift in the hopes that I will recommend it to someone else. I received The Stream by James Robison in the mail and I cannot stress strongly enough NOT to buy this book. In fact, tell other people not to buy this book. It purports to be a … Continue reading Don’t Buy This Book! – The Stream by James Robison