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March 18, 2020 Worship Playlist

Shirley A. has put together a playlist of worship music that our worship team has used or may use in the days ahead when we are able to resume in-person worship together. I am passing them on here so you … Continue reading

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Bigger than our whole world

In our world, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world. — C S Lewis, The Last Battle Merry Christmas!

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Trust Leads to Change

I listened to an interview with Matt and Julie Canlis. They both had quite profound things to say. One thing Matt said is sticking: The biggest way to impact the world is to be trusted by a few. And then, … Continue reading

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Writing a Psalm of Thanksgiving

At past LBFC Thanksgiving Celebrations, we have included times for expression of thanksgiving. In recent years, this took the suggested form of: I am thankful to God for _____________because ______________ This was intended to help each of us form an … Continue reading

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Justo Gonzales, on The Changing Shape of Church History

Justo Gonzales closes his book The Changing Shape of Church History: No longer can the church claim the religious hegemony it once had… Many Christians think that thIs means that the church is losing is power, and yearn with nostalgia … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard, asked why he follows Jesus

Because I make my living as a university professor and philosopher I am frequently asked, in so many words, “Why do you follow Jesus Christ?” My answer is always the same: “Who else did you have in mind?” — Dallas … Continue reading

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American Health Care, or lack thereof, and cost

Here are the raw numbers we have to account for in our failed health care system. Highlights. We spend more PUBLIC money on healthcare than comparable countries with national health care systems. When you add the private money in, we … Continue reading

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God is at work in Long Beach (written for Kingdom Causes December 2011 Blog Post)

God is at work in Long Beach. That’s my theory. It’s more than an intellectual thing, actually – it’s a belief. Tied in with my belief in God and trust in Jesus to be one of his children is the … Continue reading

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What about those links?

Well, being a famous online shopper, people ask me where to get stuff. So here are a few links to online vendors that I use. I don’t use that many these days, having found that these vendors hit the low-price … Continue reading

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