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The Perfect Partner

I’ve been blogging about people I’ve gotten to work with over the years. If anything, I hope it’s clear that relationships are important. Life is meaningful because of the relationships we have. This series was intended to honor...

Band of Brothers: Dan Monterde

This is the third blog in a series of coworkers who have since become like brothers in ministry. Here are the intro, first, and second blogs. My working friendship with Dan Monterde is a bit of a paradox. He was and is one of my closest friends. Our...

Bishop Manny and Vin Diesel

***This will be the intro in a series of four blogs about men I’ve worked with who have recently transitioned to a different role or season. They’re colleagues and friends, but really they are almost as close to me as my own brothers.*** I once...

“What if I have weak faith?”

When we read about Abraham, it seems like he’s this superhuman figure. Always making the right decision, never doubting, and consistently devout in his thinking. There’s even a Bible verse that people have used to put forward this...

The Offensive God

The sacrifice of Isaac is one of the most offensive commands of God to the modern mind. Many enemies of God have pointed to this account to illustrate how the God of the Bible is harsh, evil, and capricious. The fact that the command seems to have...

The Father of our Faith (Messed Up a Lot)

Abraham is considered the father of the Christian faith. Two other major belief systems consider him their father also – Islam and Judaism. So basically more than half the world considers him the father of their faith. But when we read...

Moving: Doing Everything Wrong

Our condominium has been on the market for over a year now. With no serious offers, we weren’t seriously considering that anything would change and we made plans for what we would do with it next year. Then exactly a month ago, two days...

Three Ways Wealth Makes Us Arrogant

Our church is going through a series about money called The Fine Line. Yesterday at Victory Fort, Pastor Christian Flores reminded us not to be arrogant when we have money (1 Timothy 6:17). As I listened to him, I thought about Three Ways that...

Living Bridges

Carla and I love documentaries. Our new favorite is Human Planet by BBC. It showcases how humans live in some of the most extreme environments of the world. One episode showed the people in Meghalaya, India. They live in one of the wettest places on...

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