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Announcement: I’m Now a Licensed Real Estate Agent

Announcement: I’m Now a Licensed Real Estate Agent

As we transitioned out of leadership at Grace Hills, I surveyed the things I've been interested in and, for a while now, real estate has been at the top of the list. I took the course, passed the test, and have joined the team at Collier & Associates. You can...

It’s Time – We’re Stepping Away from Grace Hills Church

It’s Time – We’re Stepping Away from Grace Hills Church

At this time ten years ago, Angie and I were just beginning to dream and plan for the planting of Grace Hills Church. We had walked through some brokenness and had found within our staff and small group communities at Saddleback Church a great deal of healing. It was...

15 Reasons People Are Disillusioned with the American Evangelical Church

15 Reasons People Are Disillusioned with the American Evangelical Church

It’s been a year of pain. We need a reformation — not so much of doctrine but of emphasis, and the emphasis needs to be placed squarely on our calling to love God and all people. Yes, we need solutions. I want to talk more about the solutions than the problems, but we’re in such denial that it’s hard to get there.

Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

I want to pray for people to look to Jesus as the one whose stripes offer us healing, whose death offers us peace, and whose resurrection offers us hope in spite of our encounters with faulty representations of who he is.

2021: The Year of GOOD News?

2021: The Year of GOOD News?

2021 will be a year of good news. Does that mean we’ll see positive news headlines in the media? Probably not. But the word “gospel” literally means “good news,” and it never gets old.

This is No Time to Preach in Neutral

This is No Time to Preach in Neutral

In Dare to Lead, her wonderful book about vulnerability as the key to influential leadership, Brené Brown proclaims a simple and powerful truth, "Clarity is kind." And on the other side of the same coin, "A lack of clarity is unkind." In other words, being vague can...

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