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The Chicken and Egg of Church Planting

Truth often exists in tension. One example is which comes first in church planting: evangelism or the church. The answer is both. Here’s why. Evangelism Precedes Church Planting J.D. Payne writes: “Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches. There are many ways to plant churches; however, the model in the Scriptures is one that begins with evangelism and ends with those new churches following the Lord in obedience.” In other words, don’t start with a church...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, Corinthians, PAUL, Lesslie Newbigin, J D Payne, Church Planting, Jesus John


Weakness Is Spelled S-T-R-E-N-G-T-H

Don’t do it, Kathi. Do. Not. Do. It, I hiss to myself in my brain. But I can’t (or don’t know how to) help myself. I look around the room of this new situation, whether it’s attending a church for the first time, meeting with a work team, or even just entering a Starbucks. I try to take in all the smiling faces, the welcoming greetings, and the openness I am being met with. Everyone is being awesome. And still, I cannot help myself. I finish looking at each person in the space and come to the sa...
Tags: Inspiration, Starbucks, Weight, Christ, Corinthians, Strength, Encouragement, NLT, Weakness, Kathi


Traveling the Globe from the Comfort of Home

Sometimes when life hands you lemons, you have to make lemon meringue pie. Or maybe you go all in for lemon primavera pasta or a French lavender-infused lemon tart or Mediterranean garlic-lemon chicken kebabs! Well, you get the idea. Make lemonade if you have to, but don’t sit around feeling sour. This past December, we were supposed to be heading to the airport to catch our flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. This was a special trip my husband Shawn and I booked for the week after Christmas as ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, California, France, Germany, Inspiration, US, United States, Hawaii, Community, Michigan, Costa Rica, Central America, Haiti, Mediterranean, Corinthians


Becoming All Things To All People

Not long after my husband and I got married and settled into our apartment in Chicago, we befriended a couple who had recently moved to the U.S. from Iran. The first time we met, we barely spoke because they didn’t know much English and we didn’t speak Farsi. In fact, the first time we went over to their apartment to hang out, conversation was still relatively sparse. We sat around a small television, watching a soccer game, and trying at times to make comments about anything — the game, church,...
Tags: Facebook, Inspiration, US, Iran, Chicago, Community, Jesus, Corinthians, Michelle, PAUL, Farsi, Jesus Jesus, Recommended Reads, Michelle Reyes, Becky Keife, Cross-cultural Relationships


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, April 24-May 1

  Valley Beth Shalom on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. (File photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of indoor, outdoor and online religious services in the San Fernando Valley area.   Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. April 24 (click on the Facebook link here: bit.ly/3eqP0rT). The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148. tbhla.org Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online, 8 a.m. April 25. The senior minister is the R...
Tags: Facebook, California, Youtube, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Tim Clark, Community, John, Local News, Matthew, Corinthians, Ucla, Tucker Carlson


Saturday Links

Podcast: I enjoyed talking to J.T. English about his new book Deep Discipleship on the Gospel for Life podcast. Curated links for your weekend reading: A Word to the Weary Pastor If you feel tired and disoriented today, please know you’re not alone. Before this weariness passes, I recommend you lean into the moment and take stock of your life and ministry in two ways. 4 Predictions for the Post-Pandemic Church I offer four predictions of what American church will look like in a p...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Corinthians, Gospel Coalition Canada, Post Pandemic Church, People Work Church


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 27-April 3

  Passover Seder plate with symbolic foods and a plate of matzos. Passover begins at sundown March 27 and ends at sundown April 4. (Photo by Mikael Haggstrom/Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)   Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are in-person/online, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Dayenu – Virtual Seder 2021: Modern Tribe and What Jew Wanna Eat present an online casual Seder lead by Amy Kritzer, 4 p.m. March 27. Free. Download in advance t...
Tags: Google Chrome, Facebook, Youtube, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Vatican, Jesus, Pope, John, Local News, Easter, Matthew, Corinthians


Let’s Hit the Cultural Reset Button

Many of us haven’t had to rub shoulders with people of different cultures and ethnicities for quite some time now. I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to have an unexpected run-in with a stranger at an airport, someone who speaks a different language at the grocery store, or a new neighbor or co-worker from a different country. This pandemic has made us insulated, communicating mostly with family and close friends, and I wonder: Will we struggle more with connecting across cultures after the q...
Tags: Inspiration, Community, Corinthians, Michelle, Cross-cultural Relationships, Cross-cultural Friendships, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Becoming All Things


Desperate to Be Chosen

I knew it would happen, but I forgot how much it would hurt. I had just spent the weekend away with a friend of mine, two depleted mamas making space to simply be and create and laugh and rest. It was only the second time in two years I was away from my daughter overnight, and reentry back home was painful. “Mama, I don’t want you to hold me. I want Dada.” “No, Mama, not you!” Over and over again, as the week went on. Less eye contact. More distance. Hurtful words. A brick wall built between us ...
Tags: Parenthood, Identity, China, Inspiration, Adoption, Jesus, Motherhood, Christ, Corinthians, PAUL, Vera, Encouragement, Adoptive Parent


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 6-13

  Temple Beth Emet in Burbank. (Google Earth)   Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. March 6 (click on the Facebook link from here: (bit.ly/3c1VE6v). A Shabbat service, 7 p.m. March 12 (bit.ly/3qhREnm). The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148. tbhla.org Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online, 8 a.m. March 7. The senior minis...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, La, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, John, Jordan, Local News, Faithful, Matthew, Corinthians, Inglewood, Burbank


Thriving in Truth

When people ask me, as they often do, “How did you break free from your painful past, your poor choices, your food addiction, your insecurities and guilt and regret?” my answer is, “I had to fight.” I had to fight the lies I believed about myself. I had to saturate myself with God’s truth to find a true replacement for the lies. I know what it is like to feel worthless and to have word curses spoken over you. When I was in high school, an English teacher walked up to me in front of all of my cla...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, God, John, Corinthians, Jeremiah, Tyndale, Encouragement, Recommended Reads, THRIVE Devotional Bible, Sheri Rose, John 8:32 NLT Jesus, Sheri Rose Shepherd


Love Lives Within Us

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal bo...
Tags: Love, Inspiration, Jesus, Corinthians, Sunday Scripture


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 13-20

  Henry Suzukawa, from Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills, applies ashes on a woman on Ash Wednesday. Feb. 26, 2020, on Ventura Boulevard. Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Day of the Sick Mass from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates the Mass on 2021 World Day...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, California, Youtube, Church, Religion, Angels, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, John, Local News, Matthew, Malta, Corinthians


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

  Northridge United Methodist Church on Reseda Boulevard. (Google Street View)     Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Adat Chaverim (Society for Humanistic Judaism): Havdalah, with a marking of Tu B’Shevat – New Year for Trees, 5 p.m. Jan. 30. Call or send an email to receive the Zoom link, 888-552-4552 or [email protected] www.humanisticjudaismla.org Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdala...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John, Biden, Local News, Corinthians, Luke, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 23-30

  Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   OneLife LA – The Joy of Life, Celebrating the Beauty and Dignity of Every Human Life: Radio personalities JC Cuevas and Marcela Luevanos host the annual event with inspirational speakers, dance and musical performances on the theme, noon Jan. 23. Archbishop José H. Gomez is t...
Tags: Facebook, La, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Local News, Pharrell Williams, Corinthians, Mark, Burbank, Sun Valley, Lancaster, Tarzana


Go Ahead and Light the Candles

As a new year begins and we say goodbye to all that 2020 held, I find myself returning to the lesson of a lit candle. For years, I stored half a dozen candles in a cabinet, always waiting for a “better day” or the “best time.” Each unlit wick told the story: at some point along the way, I began to act as if candles are only meant for parties, celebrations, or magical moments. Regular life was extra ordinary — rarely extraordinary — and so they sat gathering dust day after day, month after month....
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Light, Jesus, Matthew, Corinthians, Encouragement, Darkness, Ordinary, Mundane


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 16-23

  Reseda Church of Christ on Reseda Boulevard. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 8 a.m. (in English); Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (Spanish): lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound. For local parishes that live stream Mass: lacat...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, John, Local News, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr, Corinthians, Southern California, Holmes, Burbank, Lancaster


If You Feel Anxious About the Future, Do This

The bags under my eyes were as dark as the evening sky the night I saw those two pink lines appear on the white stick. I was pregnant — again. Mixed with the undeniable joy for the gift of new life growing inside me was a rising current of anxiety. I was already exhausted and stretched thin by caring for my one-year-old and two-year-old. How was I going to handle another baby? How could I possibly be a good mother to three kids, three and under? I felt uncertain about the future and inadequate i...
Tags: Pregnancy, Inspiration, Noah, Anxiety, Jesus, God, Motherhood, Corinthians, PAUL, Joshua, Elias, Jude, Encouragement, Jesus Rather


Match made in heaven? Why Taylor Swift is a Brazilian football team’s unofficial mascot

Starting with the singer’s 2006 debut, Corinthians have not lost a match either side of the release of any of her albumsName: The Taylor Swift Rule.Age: 14. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Football, Sport, Culture, Corinthians


How to Live a Deeply Rooted Life

It seems impossible, but it’s true: Our dear friend Shelly Miller has been gone from this earth for a whole month now. And because grief is a weird thing, I find myself doing two things over and over again: First, I keep listening to the last message Shelly sent to me. I listen to her voice, memorizing the words, the cadence, and the turns of phrases.  It’s exactly three minutes and eight seconds long. Her voice is weak and wavering, and I’m still shocked when I hear her utter these impossi...
Tags: Death, London, Instagram, Friendship, Inspiration, Loss, Community, Corinthians, Shelly, Legacy, Shelly Miller


Here’s to a Simple Christmas

A simple Christmas — don’t we all, to some degree, hope for just this? For an opportunity to opt out of the hustle and bustle this season generally brings? There always seems to be just so much to do. So many places to be. So much to accomplish. Gifts to purchase and then wrap and then deliver. Cards to order, sign, and send. Cookies to bake, gatherings to host, friends to see. Traditions to uphold, family to visit, floors to scrub. But this year, many things are different, yet a few big things ...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, John, Christ, Corinthians, Anna Rendell, NIV Post


Love Horoscope for the Week of November 16

Even if you aren’t very religious, at some point you have probably heard this quote from 1 Corinthians, popular at weddings all over North America: Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. This week, in both your love life and with all your human relations, imagine a thick, pounding techno beat in your head, and dance to it — with “Love is patient, Love is kind” on a loop as the vocal track… and dance to that tune all week long. Why? Because, ...
Tags: Mars, North America, Jupiter, Forecast, Pluto, Venus, Scorpio, Astrology, Corinthians, Jupiter Think


Sustaining Hope Through Pain

I savor those first few moments of the morning before I emerge from bed where I experience no pain. I lie still and pray for healing, hoping today I might feel normal again. I roll out of bed and do the stretches recommended by my physical therapist, but so far they’ve made no difference. Before my coffee is done percolating, the burning begins — in my feet at first, and then it slowly travels up my legs. I fight the mental battle of whether to take the medication and succumb myself to the unple...
Tags: Inspiration, Healing, Faith, Struggle, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Physical Pain, Peter, Isaiah, Encouragement, Jen Roland


The Church I Get to Enjoy

One of my pastoral heroes taught me this: celebrate the church you’re privileged to pastor. Stand up on Sunday and communicate, genuinely, that it is the privilege of your life to be their pastor. Tell them that you’ve been waiting all week, and you can’t believe that you get to be with them. A pastor who believes this can’t help but love that congregation. That love will probably be enough to transform that church, at least a little. It’s true, too: every pastor is privileged to be entrus...
Tags: Life, Church, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Timothy, PAUL, Christ Jesus, Ecclesiastes, Pastoring


The Hospitality of Being Present

“Does everyone at your company feel like a failure because all of your patients die?” My eighteen-year-old son genuinely wanted to know. I explained to him that end of life care is not about dying. It’s about helping people live as well as they can during their final days. For people in the hospice industry, death isn’t failure; it’s the completion of life. In a society of doers, fixers, and achievers, the contentment that hospice employees find in their work can be difficult to understand. Our ...
Tags: Inspiration, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Wendy Kessler


Parenting Pointers: Sharing Time with Loved Ones When We're Apart

Casey Rislov wrote a new book Love , which turns one of the most popular Bible verses into a bedtime story for the little ones. With sweet illustrations by Rachel Balsaitis, this quick baby-board book is inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, which celebrates the power of love and reminds us that with love, anything is possible.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Corinthians, Casey Rislov, Rachel Balsaitis


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 24-31

  The annual pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego images began on Oct. 22 at Muranaka Farms in Moorpark in Ventura County. This was the first visit of the images to a working farm and in partnership with the United Farm Workers of America and Muranaka Farms. The pilgrimage stops at parishes and cemeteries through November in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It culminates in the 89th annual Procession and Mass on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Amador Riv...
Tags: Facebook, California, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope Francis, Mexico City, Tim Clark, Francis, Local News, Ventura County, Matthew, Corinthians, Ventura


Trusting His Plan Even When We Don’t Want To

I am a big fan of watching home makeover shows. Fixing up old homes, renovating a space, making places in your home work better, organizing — I love all of it! Not only are they fun to watch, but I love the inspiration that comes from them. There is always something great I can take away and use in my own home. I was watching one of my favorite shows the other night when something struck me. It happens time and again. The homeowners talk with the designer, excitedly telling her what they don’t l...
Tags: Trust, Inspiration, Corinthians, James, Encouragement, Obedience, God's plan


How Christian Conservatives, Trump And Russia Formed An Unholy Alliance

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed the Republican Party with Racism and the Rest of Us with Coronavirus.”  In a brief video touting a new book in 2018, Franklin Graham had a theory about how Donald Trump ended up in the White House. It didn’t have anything to do with stolen emails or Vladimir Putin or even the political skills of Hillary Clinton. Rather, it was the doing of the Supreme Being....
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, White House, Germany, Boston, Nazis, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Reagan


Yony Gonzalez ready to debut for struggling Galaxy

The much-anticipated arrival of Yony Gonzalez has taken place and now the Galaxy is set for his debut. After scoring only one goal in the past four games, the club could certainly use an offensive spark. “He will be ready with us,” Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said of Gonzalez. “We need to think about the Wednesday game as well, he has to be ready for Portland too. He’s ready. He’s going to impact very well with us. He’s the kind of player that we need. He can play out wide or up top....
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Brazil, Mls, South America, San Jose, Benfica, Corinthians, Fluminense, Jonathan Dos Santos, Landon Donovan, Gonzalez, Los Angeles Galaxy, Guillermo Barros Schelotto