Tag: church

Cacophony

Cacophony is defined as “a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.” I’m embarrassed to say that my initial introduction to the word was from early Monday Night Football personality Howard Cosell in describing the loud sound of a game-night crowd. Cacophony.  It’s probably a good descriptor for our world today, don’t you think?  Good Lord. Acrimony…
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Who am I a Pastor to?

At our Seattle church it was called the Wednesday Night Dinner. In Hollywood, it was The Lord’s Lighthouse. Here in Santa Rosa, it’s the Nomadic Shelter.  All of these ministries have provided regular opportunities for me to be around friends who are homeless, challenged with mental illness,  struggling with addictions or battling major physical issues.…
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Tod Bolsinger Recording

Thanks to all who joined us back on October 28 online for an afternoon with Tod Bolsinger on his latest book, Tempered Resilience. If you’d like to access the recording of the presentation, you may do so by clicking here We look forward to continuing this conversation at our upcoming National Gathering, May 17-19, at…
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From the Depths

I finished the Christmas Eve service here in Northern California, zipped over to our small airport and hopped a plane to Seattle (our hometown) to join Anne, all our kids and both families for a celebratory week. Oops. Didn’t happen. Covid struck. So did a rare Seattle snowstorm, for that matter. But covid kept most…
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