When God’s Children Can’t Breathe

When God’s Children Can’t Breathe

When God’s Children Can’t Breathe Photo/Screen Shot of Zoom Meeting/Chineta Goodjoin On June 9th at 7 PM, New Hope Presbyterian Church of Orange and St. Mark Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach hosted a candlelight vigil by Zoom for those who were grieving the most...
This ‘n’ That

This ‘n’ That

This ‘n’ That This month’s column provides no mental express train. It follows the scenic route instead. I hope at least one stop will catch your eye along the way. The current speed of news is head-spinning. Keeping up emotionally is hard. Saying a timely, coherent...
Longing for the Triumph of God

Longing for the Triumph of God

Longing for the Triumph of God Outside Union Church (Pacific Presbytery).Photo by Fernando Arevalos, https://www.instagram.com/bhab1875/.Used with permission. Longing for the Triumph of God They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and...
A “Brave New World”

A “Brave New World”

A “Brave New World” I must confess I have never read Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, but its title alone describes where I think we find ourselves as congregations and a presbytery. As Christians navigating a global pandemic, we live in a “brave new world” not...
Old Values, New Actions

Old Values, New Actions

Old Values, New Actions Featured Photo by Erin Dunigan. Changing circumstances call for changed practices. But wise changes always stay rooted in core values. So—what does that look like? My 82-year-old mother has long been a greeter at her church in Thousand Oaks....