Thursday, October 09, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
"Asking me to give thousands of dollars to build a new building is something that only serves to point out to me how inadequate I am financially to make an impact on the world for Christ. Asking me to bring a loaf of bread or a 6 pack of juice or a bouquet of flowers fills me with hope & optimisim, and brings tears to my eyes because I feel like I can actually do something useful, something needed and helpful to contribute to the greater good."
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
How do we tell the whole story of the coming reign of God, a new way of being human and relating to God and God's creation? We put our hands to it. We proclaim a day coming when there will be no more thirst by giving water to the thirsty. We proclaim a day coming where there will be no more disease and death by caring for the lives of those whose bodies are broken. We proclaim a day coming where there will be no more war by preemptively sowing the seeds of peace.
Complete post here.
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. @ Clinton School of Public Service (Sturgis Hall)
*Book signing to follow- Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, preacher and international commentator on religion and public life, faith and politics. His latest book is "The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America."
"I think the idea that they will withdraw when Obama reaches the actual number of delegates required for the nomination is a myth. They will insist on having their say at the convention and changing the votes of pledged delegates if they need to. This is their party, in their minds. Obama has no right to lead it. Until he waits his turn and the Clintons give their blessing.
Read the entire post here.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
"America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
(Rev) Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American."
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I have put this off long enough. With a nod to Nate and Janna; here are 5 odd, interesting, or otherwise strange facts about the Captain.
1. Guilty Pleasures:
I was, in high school, a HUGE fan of Rick Springfield. I wanted desperately to BE Rick Springfield. In fact, I have, on more than one occasion, dressed myself to that end. It is also worth mentioning that I once went to a dance in the most amazing “Mike Reno of Loverboy” get-up you have ever seen.
2. Shod for Success
I have a shoe fetish. Most of my clothes come from Target but I simply can not abide cheap shoes. I currently own 4 pair of Doc Martens (Black Boots, Brown Boots, Sandals, Shoes) and one pair of Birkenstock Sandals.
3. He Writes the Songs
My wife has NEVER heard me sing a Barry Manilow love ballad… and she married me anyway!
4. Bilbo, Frodo, and Me
I have been told by more than one person that I have “Hobbit – Feet” (see item #2).
5. Give My Regards to Broadway
I have portrayed, on stage, Marryin’ Sam in “Li’l Abner”, Curly in “Oklahoma”, and The Pirate King in “Pirates of Penzance”.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Roby's last song at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks on December 23rd 2007 at their morning services. He passed away on December 26. Roby was a great friend to my buddies Pearl and Larry Brick and produced a couple of their recordings. I never met him but believe that he was a beautifully flawed Christ follower who will now sing and play for his creator. Pax, Roby.