Category Archives: L.A. Life

A man pushed to the limits

It appears that viral stories don’t only belong to the sports world (remember Jeremy Lin?) or world criminals (Kony 2012 can be seen Sunday night March 18). Now the business world has its own Twitter frenzy over the very public … Continue reading

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The Princess of San Pedro Street

I just made that name up right now and my friend might kill me for it. You see, we’re just building a friendship recently because we both have a concern for our neighborhood. The Princess is a local resident who … Continue reading

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Why would you sue somebody for helping the homeless?

That’s exactly what LA CAN is doing, an organization that opposes the work of Union Rescue Mision. URM’s CEO, Andy Bales, blogs about it here. Even though URM is one of the most efficient organizations when it comes to stretching … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur. Social Justice Advocate. World Changer. Survivor.

That describes my friend, Steve Hardgrave, who’ll be speaking at a luncheon in downtown L.A. hosted by the church I work for, Union Church. Six times a year we bring together those who live, love or work in downtown L.A. … Continue reading

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Christmas Worship in Downtown L.A.

This Sunday morning I will be at Union Church leading our Bridge Service on Christmas Day, the culmination of our Advent season. It will be a special day not only because it’s Christmas morning and my parents, sister and in-laws … Continue reading

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Downtown Professionals Luncheon #2

A couple months ago I hosted the first Downtown Professionals Luncheon at Union Church for those who live, love or work in downtown L.A. I didn’t know I would have several drive long distances joining the 70 in attendance who … Continue reading

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A Word for Kiersten and Blake

I had the privilege of officiating the wedding for Blake Robertson and Kiersten Johnson last week. Using the Colossians 2 passage they chose, I shaped a message about the new song they would be writing with God’s help as they … Continue reading

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One Question to Consider for the Next 30 Days

Meeting with a group of leaders recently who love, live or work in downtown Los Angeles, I asked them to consider this one question: Why are you in LA? Lots of people to move to LA for the weather, to make … Continue reading

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Sermon video from speaking at Bel Air

I had the privilege of returning to my “home” church in Los Angeles, Bel Air Presbyterian Church, where my wife, Kati, and I helped minister to hundreds of college students and young adults during our time there. Pastor Mark Brewer … Continue reading

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Join us in blessing L.A.

Every week it seems as if God brings someone else into our lives to join us in this adventure to bless the neighborhoods of downtown L.A. and see God’s blessing emanate throughout Los Angeles. Just this past week our family … Continue reading

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