Life

Give it time; view of God will come | Church Corner

It begins when you get a glimpse... Maybe it's first-hand and unexpected. Suddenly and through no effort of your own, there it is staring you in the face; it's real, it's obvious and it's more significant than you would ever have guessed. It lodges somewhere within, producing a feeling that won't easily pass, and now... something will be thought of differently from here forward.

Movie adds a magical element to the book, “The Lovely Bones” | Point of Review

Susie Salmon had heard that when someone was about to be murdered, their last words were either "please" or "don't" or a combination of the two. Those were the only two words she could think of when her life was about to end by the hands of her neighbor, George.

  • Aug 24, 2016

Movie adds a magical element to the book, “The Lovely Bones” | Point of Review

Susie Salmon had heard that when someone was about to be murdered, their last words were either "please" or "don't" or a combination of the two. Those were the only two words she could think of when her life was about to end by the hands of her neighbor, George.

Remember the Good Samaritan this presidential election | Church Corner

During an election year, people become more vocal about candidates, what they do or do not believe and whether they have the interests of all of us at the center of their policies and goals "for the future of America."

  • Aug 21, 2016

Remember the Good Samaritan this presidential election | Church Corner

During an election year, people become more vocal about candidates, what they do or do not believe and whether they have the interests of all of us at the center of their policies and goals "for the future of America."

We give because of what we’ve received | Church Corner

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21 NRSV).

  • Aug 14, 2016

We give because of what we’ve received | Church Corner

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21 NRSV).

We’re born with flaws, but have a path to peace | Church Corner

The greatest thing about being a pastor is the people. Old and young, tall and short, artists and engineers, introverts and extroverts, outlaw bikers and RUBs (Rich Urban Bikers), jocks and geeks, chiseled and fluffy, alcoholics and shopaholics, cranky and chill, Seahawk fans and those in denial…it is the people and the uniqueness of each relationship that makes leading a Christian community like ours such an honor.

  • Aug 7, 2016

We’re born with flaws, but have a path to peace | Church Corner

The greatest thing about being a pastor is the people. Old and young, tall and short, artists and engineers, introverts and extroverts, outlaw bikers and RUBs (Rich Urban Bikers), jocks and geeks, chiseled and fluffy, alcoholics and shopaholics, cranky and chill, Seahawk fans and those in denial...it is the people and the uniqueness of each relationship that makes leading a Christian community like ours such an honor.

What exactly is cheese? | Ask Dr. Universe

What exactly is cheese? -Mark, 11

  • Aug 1, 2016

What exactly is cheese? | Ask Dr. Universe

Cheese is delicious. At least, that’s this cat’s professional opinion. For the more scientific answer, I visited the cheese makers here at Washington State University.

Share time with Jesus; it’s a life-changing relationship | Church Corner

When I read of the interactions Jesus has with people I am always floored by how simple yet profound they are. I was recently reading Luke 5:27-39 and was challenged by how Jesus so beautifully changes a man's life with two words.

  • Jul 24, 2016

Share time with Jesus; it’s a life-changing relationship | Church Corner

When I read of the interactions Jesus has with people I am always floored by how simple yet profound they are. I was recently reading Luke 5:27-39 and was challenged by how Jesus so beautifully changes a man's life with two words

The first step: let go, let God’s will be done | Church Corner

Recently, I have been captivated by an Old Testament story about the Ark of the Covenant.

  • Jul 17, 2016

The first step: let go, let God’s will be done | Church Corner

Recently, I have been captivated by an Old Testament story about the Ark of the Covenant.

Good news: God never leaves for vacation | Church Corner

Ahh…summertime! Hopefully most of us will experience a change of pace (slower) and perhaps a change of scenery (more time in the great outdoors) and maybe even a vacation! Time away, and time to play! All of us need time for refreshment, in order to recharge our batteries.

  • Jul 10, 2016

ESPN’s 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson is worth watching | Point of Review

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place seven days after my 5th birthday.

  • Jul 8, 2016

Good news: God never leaves for vacation | Church Corner

Ahh...summertime! Hopefully most of us will experience a change of pace (slower) and perhaps a change of scenery (more time in the great outdoors) and maybe even a vacation! Time away, and time to play! All of us need time for refreshment, in order to recharge our batteries.

ESPN’s 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson is worth watching | Point of Review

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place seven days after my 5th birthday. My desire to learn more about the trial of Simpson started with the 10 episode FX show "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and peaked with ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary "O.J.: Made in America."

Do extraordinary things through ordinary tasks

On June 12, my Sunday began like every other Sunday. The alarm went off at 6 a.m., followed by my habitual tap of the snooze button. As I slowly woke up, I began thinking about all the tasks I had for the day. Nothing out of the ordinary for a pastor on a Sunday: preparations for morning worship, reviewing my sermon in my head, remembering that day's guest teacher and the meetings I had scheduled for that afternoon. Again, nothing out of the ordinary for a pastor on a Sunday morning.

  • Jul 3, 2016