What are your expectations? Do you have high expectations or low expectations? Are you someone who expects everything to go a certain way? Or Are you someone who just ‘goes with the flow’? No matter which side you find yourself, I think we all have certain expectations out of life. When events Read More…
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Today as I did my daily devotion, I was reading in 2nd Corinthians, and Paul reminded me that the things that are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. As followers of Christ, Paul tells us that we live in temporary housing, but that we have a building from God which is eternal in Heaven. Because of what Christ has done for us, we can have confidence to walk by Read More…
Click link below to watch “A Real Conversation About Race and the Church” presented On Sunday July 17, 2016 where Pastor Matt from Sandals Church in Riverside California was joined by a diverse panel of pastors and law enforcement leaders for a real, public conversation about race and the church.
“The recent events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas have resurfaced a history of hurt and division in our nation and caused every single one of us to consider the state of race relations in America. It is easy to be divided when it seems as though no one is listening.
So how should we respond? Honestly, we don’t know.
What we do know is that the church is called to be a place and a people of healing, community and hope.
It’s not easy to come up with one response to the events that have taken place in America over the last week, and while it may not be our place to provide a solution, we can provide a space for a conversation.
On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Pastor Matt was joined by a diverse panel of pastors and law enforcement leaders for a real, public conversation about race and the church”.
Below is an essay I wrote on John Chrysostom in 2014 when I was in school at California Baptist University. My main research is based off a book by Andrew Purves, Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition. As I read through my essay again, I found it to be of great inspiration and Read More…