A season of spiritual preparation

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. Many didn’t grow up commemorating Lent, so here’s a brief overview [...]

Lent, a season of preparation: wanting for nothing

This week I am pleased to share the following fascinating perspective from Rev. Alisan Rowland of our congregation, who was ordained just last year and has served as a hospice chaplain. I feel I have perfected the experience of wanting. I know this because when I imagine my lottery winnings, I know how every dollar [...]

‘MCC Love Stories:’ when you give love it never runs out

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! I think of Shakespeare’s famous quote: “To be or not to be. That is the question,” and I [...]

‘MCC Love Stories:’ Perfect love casts out all fear

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Love is a many splendored thing! This is part two in this three-part series on MCC Love Stories. [...]

‘MCC Love Stories:’ learning how to love

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Love is beautiful. It is as unique and wonderful as the multiple combinations of all of God’s unique [...]

Finding joy on your journey of faith — part 2

PHOTOS.COM A recent guest to MCC San Diego was Rev. Elder Don Eastman, former vice moderator of our denomination, consultant and longtime friend of our church. He imparted some ideas to us on finding joy, having a vision and the advantages of adversity and persistence which I think speak to all people of faith, and [...]

Finding joy on your journey of faith — part 1

A recent guest to MCC San Diego was Rev. Elder Don Eastman, former vice-moderator of our denomination, consultant and longtime friend of our church. He imparted some ideas to us on finding joy and having a vision which I think speak to all people of faith, and that I am happy to share. Where do [...]

God’s blessings — part 2

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Namaste. Last article was about a pearl of a prayer called the Prayer of Jabez. Like pearls from [...]

God’s blessings

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Namaste. I have a long time friend, and when feigning shock and awe, for dramatic purposes, would many [...]

Exciting faith

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Recently, I began my seventh year as senior pastor of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) San Diego, and your [...]

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