Prayer as Spiritual Warfare

I know many who read this blog are pacifists. Others are not. However, when it comes to matters of the Spirit, there is no room for pacifism. We are at war with the principalities and powers of this present darkness. I attended a prayer gathering with a few dozen ministers in Southern California Churches of […]

Are People Fundamentally Good or Evil?

31 years ago, Los Altos Church of Christ began serving Thanksgiving dinner to the needy at the Long Beach Senior Citizen’s Center. I was 4. I’m so glad the Lord has granted me the opportunity to be part of such a thing nearly every year. We arrive early in the morning, and work until about […]

Tragedy – Reflections on the Passing of Chelsea King and Amber DuBois

This has been a painful couple of weeks for Escondido, California, in North County San Diego. We live in Escondido, and North County Church of Christ (where we serve in ministry) is also Escondido. Last week, the body of 17-year-old Chelsea King (on the right) was discovered near Lake Hodges. Yesterday, the remains of 14-year-old […]