Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

It’s Not Fair! – Part 3 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series

God isn’t fair.  And it’s a good thing he isn’t. We’ll get back to that in a minute.  For now, I want to start off our time together with a reading from Matthew, so if you have a Bible or a Bible app on… Continue Reading “It’s Not Fair! – Part 3 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series”

Good People Don’t Go To Heaven – Part 2 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series

We are in the middle of a three-part sermon series on salvation. It’s based on the Andy Stanley book, “How Good is Good Enough?” and in our sermon series we are exploring the question straight from the title – how good is good enough? … Continue Reading “Good People Don’t Go To Heaven – Part 2 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series”

Does God Grade on a Curve? – Part 1 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series

The world came to an end on December 21st, 2012. Yet remarkably we are still alive.  Rumors about the end of the world seem to happen nearly every year, but this one got worldwide attention.  So much so they even made a movie about… Continue Reading “Does God Grade on a Curve? – Part 1 of our “How Good is Good Enough?” sermon series”

Maybe He’s Right Here… – Part 3 of The Final Frontier sermon series

Have you ever heard of Bobbie the Wonder Dog?[1] Bobbie was a mixed breed collie who hailed from the state of Oregon back in 1923.  He lived with his people, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brazier and their two daughters, Nova and Leona.  Bobbie would… Continue Reading “Maybe He’s Right Here… – Part 3 of The Final Frontier sermon series”

I NEED MY PAIN! – Part 2 of the Final Frontier sermon series

Wouldn’t life be great if we could live a pain-free life? To not have to worry about feeling the agony of pain would, on the surface, seem to be a blessing.  We’ve all had to struggle with pain at some point in our lives,… Continue Reading “I NEED MY PAIN! – Part 2 of the Final Frontier sermon series”

You ARE Mad! – Part 1 in The Final Frontier sermon series

How many of you have ever seen the movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier? Even if you had, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you are unwilling to admit it.  Most people would say it is either the worst or the second… Continue Reading “You ARE Mad! – Part 1 in The Final Frontier sermon series”

Welcome to Level 7

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of… Continue Reading “Welcome to Level 7”

The Most Segregated Hour in America

I’d like to say I am a man free of bias, but that wouldn’t be completely honest. For instance, I love UCLA. And if you love UCLA, there is one school you definitely do NOT love – USC also known as the University of… Continue Reading “The Most Segregated Hour in America”

But Suppose God Is Black?

What do you think Jesus looks like?  When you hear the name “Jesus” what image immediately springs to mind?  Whatever image pops up probably came from a picture or painting or description of Jesus from somewhere other than the Bible because nowhere except for… Continue Reading “But Suppose God Is Black?”