News and Updates > Page 7

5 Dumb Things Christians Say

The events in Orlando last weekend left me saddened, weary and a bit angry, too. It is so difficult to understand or make sense of something so evil. After those tragic events Christianity Today published an article by Karl Vaters titled, “5 Dumb Things Christians...Read More

Campus Flood Update

I want to first thank everyone for their patience during the recent construction delays related to the flood in our Narthex. We were able to move the process along with the insurance company and the new carpeting has been ordered. We will not have firm...Read More

Going Viral... In Such a Time as This

I’m grateful to be married to Cassie, a thoughtful and deeply committed Christian woman. Who has an incredible amount of patience. Here’s proof: She puts up with me! Earlier this week she had an interesting insight. But first, the back story... We live near...Read More

Morning Cartoons

Like all kids, my two little rascals love cartoons. What’s not to love!? They feature happy little characters in a story that always works out for the best in just a half hour. If only real life was like that! Okay, I’ll admit it: I, too, enjoy watching cartoons with...Read More

Women's Interfaith Dialogue

On April 18th, thirty women from our women's ministry and the Islamic Institute of Orange County met to promote friendship and peace building. They had lunch, talked and talked and talked. Because they all wanted to do more than just get acquainted or...Read More

Preschool Open House

Thursday night was Open House at my son's preschool. I know what you're thinking: "Open house!? At a preschool!?" Yes, Open House. At a preschool. But it wasn’t all bad - there were free cookies and powdered donuts and lemonade! Cassie and I loved it...Read More

Session-Approved Action Items - April 26, 2016

You may recall a new practice we've begun this year in an effort to increase trust and transparency between Good Shepherd's congregation, staff, elders and deacons. As previously noted, we will be posting here on our blog Session's monthly...Read More

Intergenerational > Multigenerational

At times, the volume is almost unbearable. No, I'm not thinking of the Long Beach Grand Prix or a loud concert I recently attended. The volume is almost unbearable around my own home. You see, I have two rather rambunctious children. I, my wife Cassie, ...Read More

"It Takes All Kinds"

“It takes all kinds” said a member of my small group, gently making fun of her husband’s rather direct style (which had just been on full display!). Certainly you’ve heard this phrase before. It’s origin is the Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes...Read More

Then Jesus Told Them This Parable...

This Sunday we begin our new series Going Viral, opening the Scriptures in order to be equipped by God to share the good news of Jesus. As we have discussed before, evangelism strikes fear and anxiety in many of our hearts! And while we...Read More