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  • Seeker inSensitive Anglicans?

    I heard once and have repeated many times that the number one emotion people feel when going to a church for the first time is fear. Will I fit in? What will be expected of me? Am I dressed right? There are just lots of unknowns which can cause fear.   I recently experienced this to be true firsthand. Becoming Continue Reading

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  • How would your church respond to disaster?

    It’s been heartening to see the Body of Christ in action after Hurricane Harvey. Several churches, including the Anglican Church in North America’s (ACNA) Church of the Apostles in Houston, became makeshift shelters.   There are denominational efforts like the ACNA’s Anglican Relief and Development, the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist), Missouri Synod Lutherans and many others. And, of course, Continue Reading

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  • Become an Expert Fisher…of MEN

    The analogy of fishing for evangelism and making disciples of Christ is a good one. I know this because Jesus is the one who made the analogy!  When Jesus called his first disciples, who were fishermen, he said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (ESV). So, for nearly two millennia Christians have thought of bringing Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose heart.  Always pray.  Never give up!  

    Further reflections on lawsuits, losses and turn-arounds                                                           In a news cycle dominated this week by the results of hatred and violence in Charlottesville and Barcelona, Spain, my heart and thoughts also turned to the news that my home church, St. James Newport Beach CA, has finally been sold to a developer. The Diocese of LA’s Bishop, Jon Bruno, Continue Reading

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