Declare the Gospel

Declare the Gospel

If the past year and a half has been anything, it has been a season of declarations. Between public health mandates, the election, and wide-scale demonstrations, one declaration after another has dominated our social media streams, news reports, and even our daily...
Pandemics, Racism, and a Biblical Perspective

Pandemics, Racism, and a Biblical Perspective

After serving as a pastor of the same church in Los Angeles County for thirty-four years, I can say that I have never seen such a combination of trying circumstances in ministry as we now see. Rarely has our nation needed the message of Christ as it does now, yet...
Reaching Forth

Reaching Forth

An athlete running a race fixes his eyes straight ahead, keeps within his lane, and channels all his energy into crossing the finishing line. He maintains his focus throughout the course, avoiding even the slightest glance back, which could forfeit his chance of...
How to Respond to an Ongoing, Disruptive Trial

How to Respond to an Ongoing, Disruptive Trial

In one sense, any trial that comes into our lives is unplanned and disruptive to our expectations. But some trials last longer than others and are disruptive to everything in our lives. The COVID-19 crisis has, in many ways, been this kind of trial. Everyone in our...