Sabbatical Worship: Saddleback Church

On Saturday, Lori and I worshipped at Saddleback Church. Saddleback is a multi-site church. It is one of the largest churches in the country. The church was started by Pastor Rick Warren, who has written a number of books including the best-seller, “The Purpose Driven Life.” Pastor Rick recently announced his retirement this fall. We worshipped at … More Sabbatical Worship: Saddleback Church

One Day…

One day, this will all be over. The majority of people will have received the vaccine, and we will again be free to sit close to each other, to take our masks off, and to shelve the term “socially distance.” I’m not sure when yet, but it will happen. One day. One day, this will … More One Day…

It is Time

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy took the podium at Rice University to speak to a crowd of 40,000 people.  It was a hard time:  Our nation was struggling.  Viet Nam was escalating.  The Bay of Pigs incident had taken place the year prior.  The cold war was heating up, and our nation, … More It is Time


Note: Because of the storm today, no regular worship services took place at Trinity.  The sermon was given during an online mini-worship and devotion.  The video of this can be found at: In 1998, the Los Angeles Times ran a story about a man named Eli Estrada. Eli was a young entrepreneur, who was … More Y H T K W G D B Y C D W J W D

Plumb Line

You’ve heard his words.  His speech is embedded into our national culture.  On August 28, 1963, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke to a quarter million people, gathered on the national mall in Washington DC and said: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the … More Plumb Line


On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the podium and delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a speech that has embedded itself into the DNA of American culture.  At the very end of his speech, King … More Free

Reclaiming Repentance

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the child of God for whom we await!  Amen. We all have moments that we’d like to take back.  “Do-overs,” one might say.  Things we’ve done, or things we’ve said that we wish we hadn’t…that we regret. I remember being young…probably in 3rd … More Reclaiming Repentance