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Dave Gibbons, "Church Misfit"

Dave Gibbons, the lead pastor at Newsong church in Irvine, CA, is someone I admire because he is doing it right.  Not because he has a huge mega-church.  Not because he is famous or on magazine covers.  Not because he is edgy or radical.  But because he is building a church that serves Jesus. “In… Read more »

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The faith of Soul Surfer

A few months ago, I was invited to a special pastor’s screening of the new faith based film, Soul Surfer, based on the life of Bethany Hamilton, a Christian teenager surfing champ whose life was dramatically changed by a shark attack. Like many Christian movies today, it arrived with heavy marketing to churches and leaders…. Read more »

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What we can learn from Jon & Kate plus Eight

My wife and I started watching Jon and Kate about a year ago and got hooked.  The kids are simply too adorable.  We watched together the other night as the news broke about the divorce.  As much as reality TV often presents a distorted view of the world, we sadly found that the family’s troubles… Read more »