Tag: Jesus

Cradle to Grave

Who isn’t “pro-life?” Really.  Let’s take a look at that.  I don’t know many people who are not pro-life.  We like life.  Some of us even love it.  The closer we get to the end of it, the more we seem to treasure it. … Continue Reading “Cradle to Grave”

Red State / Blue State

Since when did Christianity become synonymous with the Republican Party? In my lifetime, the most devout president was Jimmy Carter and he was a Democrat.  From Georgia no less.  He was at one time the state’s governor and got elected on a platform of… Continue Reading “Red State / Blue State”

It Takes A Village

Who would make your list? Last weekend, we were at the Dodgers game a day early to celebrate Mother’s Day.  And in addition to the free hats they were giving away as part of the 60th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, they were also honoring… Continue Reading “It Takes A Village”

Dumpster Diving

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph… Continue Reading “Dumpster Diving”

The Fishing Hole

As a boy, my dad used to take me fishing. Sometimes we’d take a half-day boat out of Long Beach and try to catch some barracuda. I loved that. They had a tank of sardines you could use for bait and I would just… Continue Reading “The Fishing Hole”

The Peanuts of Our Faith

Part 2 of our sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Creed. Our series seeks to explore the fundamentals of our beliefs as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed.  Today we’re talking about Jesus, the most essential component of the Christian faith.  Do you remember… Continue Reading “The Peanuts of Our Faith”

“Hello, My Name Is Jesus”

It was the nametag. The first time I put on my nametag at Disneyland was when I believed I actually had a job at the Happiest Place on Earth. Up until then, it didn’t seem quite real. To be sure, I went through the… Continue Reading ““Hello, My Name Is Jesus””

Who’s In, Who’s Out?

Part 1 of our new sermon series on Methodism and other Christian religions titled “My Slice of Christianity” inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Christianity’s Family Tree 23,000,000 people can’t be wrong! Or can they? Roughly, that’s how many Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons there are in… Continue Reading “Who’s In, Who’s Out?”

The Bell Curve – Part 2 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor

Did you know you could go to jail for not visiting your parents? At least, you could if you lived in China. Back in July 2013, China’s legislature passed a law that allowed the government to fine or even detain kids for neglecting their… Continue Reading “The Bell Curve – Part 2 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor”

A Christmas Life – Part 5 of our Truth About Christmas Sermon Series

Christmas is a big letdown. Now don’t get me wrong. I love pretty much everything about Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I love gift giving. I love singing Christmas songs. I love Christmas decorations. I love trimming the Christmas tree. I… Continue Reading “A Christmas Life – Part 5 of our Truth About Christmas Sermon Series”