What’s Right

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 We live in a transactional world. We do things because we receive things. We go to work, so that we earn a living We loan someone money, expecting repayment … More What’s Right

Beyond Church Walls

This morning I finished the next in my series of sabbatical books to read. Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care by Rick Rouse. Trinity has worked hard in the last couple of years to think about how we connect and serve within our community. We were working to connect individuals to serve at … More Beyond Church Walls

Chicano Park

On Tuesday, our friend and colleague, Pastor Manuel Retamoza, took Lori and me to spend time at Chicano Park, in San Diego. Following World War II, the interstate freeway system was built, and I-5, running up and down the California coast, cut through a Latino neighborhood in San Diego. Homes and neighborhoods were destroyed. To … More Chicano Park

A Place at the Table

Have you ever experienced really, really, really amazing hospitality?  The kind of hospitality where you knowdeep in your soul, that you are welcome?  The kind of hospitality where you don’t have to worry about a thing.  The kind of hospitality where you know that the person who is hosting you, cares about who you are, and is glad that you are … More A Place at the Table

Choose to Trust

Our community is built on trust.   We trust that our neighbors are going to look out for us.   We trust that when our light at the intersection turns green, the light for the cross-street will turn red.   We trust that our educators have nothing but the best interest of our kids in mind.   We trust … More Choose to Trust