Monthly Archives: March 2011

Leaving, Grieving and Dreaming

I am sitting at my desk and chair at the church I’ve served for 9 years for the last time. The hugs and goodbyes have been heartfelt and encouraging as we step into this new challenge in downtown L.A. I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson

I recently finished Peterson’s autobiographical work and found myself underlining something on dozens of pages. Perhaps it’s because I have just embarked on a new journey of leading a city-center church that seeks to reach the diverse neighborhood of downtown … Continue reading

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A Tearful Goodbye

Kati and I said farewell to our St. Andrew’s family of 9 years last Sunday March 20th as we prepare to join the Union Church of Los Angeles in downtown’s Little Tokyo. I was honored to not only give my … Continue reading

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Vision for downtown LA and cities

Los Angeles is one of the great global cities in the world. It will be one of only nineteen cities that will reach twenty million in population in the 21st century (www.192021.org). Whereas in the year 1800 only 3% of … Continue reading

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Life and pastoral transition

I’ve spent the last 9 years living in the beautiful suburb of Irvine, CA (the nation’s safest city) and working at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA (the nation’s richest city). My wife, toddler and I have had … Continue reading

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Intro and Welcome

Thanks for visiting LApastor.com and learning about our adventures ministering in the great city of Los Angeles. I’ll post material a couple times a week about life in L.A., theology, culture and our family life. I hope you’ll find it … Continue reading

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