Pastor’s Message

Jar-Jar!?! Really?

Strengths Finder, Enneagram, DISC… all of these are tests designed to help understand yourself better. One of the most popular is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Their website claims that over 153 million people have taken their test. (https://www.16personalities.com) You can take a short online test that will ask you a variety of questions and…

Global Outreach Conference

Hello friends!I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Tom Randall as our speaker for Global Outreach Conference 2018, both Sunday morning services and in the evening.  Our theme is “Epic: Joining God’s Heroic Narrative”. Tom’s life has definitely been an “epic” – from growing up in the mean streets of Detroit, to college basketball phenom, to missionary in the…

Taking out the trash

Several years ago, I listened to a conference speaker wax eloquent about the excitement of life as an “epic” adventure. In colorful language he described the thrill of storming castles, rescuing damsels in distress, and slaying dragons. It was amazing. After he finished, the next speaker came up and good naturedly asked, “And who takes…

New Series: How it Works

“How It Works” is a British TV show and magazine that explains how things operate and how they are made, things like batteries, ham, sushi, and rubber gloves. Even though we use or consume these items on a regular basis, most of us have no idea how or why they do what they do. Except…

Do you love me?

  In 1962 a group called the Contours had a one hit wonder called “Do you love me?” It made Billboard magazine’s Top 40 that year and again in 1988. It has been covered by many artists, including the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, the Blues Brothers, and even David Hasselhoff.  This question has been asked innumerable…

Three Mystery Men

Dear Church Family, Mystery Man #1 Yesterday I walked around a corner in the Cupertino Community Center and there I stood, face to face, with a mystery man. We locked eyes. He smiled. I waved “hello” and then walked to a bench to write a text message. Then “Johnson” (that’s his name) ran up and…