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Life for Leaders: Daily devotional resource

I’m a new guest contributor to this fantastic resource called Life for Leaders. You can sign up for this daily devotional and be encouraged by a team of incredible leaders including Dr. Mark Roberts and Uli Chi. As we head into this … Continue reading

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A Liturgy for victims of violence

(Adapted from Rick Morley’s 2013 “A Garden Path” written after the Boston Marathon tragedy) One: I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how … Continue reading

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Together LA – So What?

The three day conference featuring Tim Keller gathered numerous churches and Christians who sought to learn from one another as to how to love our city better by working together and laying down our “brands”. I remember Bishop Charles E. … Continue reading

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The real cost of living: Would $150,000 make you happy?

As we in Los Angeles gather for the TogetherLA conference Feb. 26-28, I can’t help but think that at some point churches need to get together to talk about not only housing for those experiencing homelessness like my friends at … Continue reading

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Free Dinner and Tim Keller!

Next week will be a historic gathering of many of the Christian leaders and churches that are in Los Angeles. Pastor Tim Keller will be coming and I’m looking forward to all the women and men from various denominations, ethnic … Continue reading

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How to Forgive

Paul’s charge to welcome others Our church in downtown Los Angeles is going through Romans 15 as part of our Christ-Formation series. Paul is writing to the divided church in Rome around 57 CE and imploring them to get along. Verse … Continue reading

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Search Me and Stretch Me

Psalm 139 begins with David’s recognition of God working intimately in his life and ends with him praying similarly for God’s initiative in his deepest being: “Search me, God, and know my heart…and lead me in the way everlasting.” I … Continue reading

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The Wonder of God

Jason Leith is bringing his amazing Sacred Streets exhibit to Los Angeles on Sunday August 4 at Bel Air Presbyterian Church from 8am to 8pm. I’m honored to bring God’s Word at 9am, 11am and 6pm as we reflect on Psalm … Continue reading

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Beauty in Skid Row

My church in downtown Los Angeles is in the beautiful and diverse community of Little Tokyo, but also happens to be just two blocks from the homeless capital of the U.S., Skid Row. Many groups come to bring Jesus to … Continue reading

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Knowing God’s Will

Our church in downtown Los Angeles has been reflecting on Romans 12 to discern some spiritual habits that might help position ourselves to be shaped into the likeness of Christ, which is the destiny of every believer (Romans 8:29). Habits … Continue reading

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