Living A New Song

Sing to God a brand-new song. He’s made a world of wonders! He rolled up his sleeves, He set things right.  Psalm 98:1 The Message Have you ever wondered where, or how the Church got all of the hymns, praise songs and worship choruses?  There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of them!  Some of the songs…

Empowering Encounters

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” St Augustine Empowering Encounters from God and the Holy Spirit are something I crave today in my faith. To be newly awakened to His great love and divine presence in my every day living. To experience the…

The Lost Evangelical

When I was 16 years old, I joined a 6-month youth discipleship class which met every Saturday for the entire day to pray, study the Bible, memorize scripture and do various outreach projects. It was a long, tough class! One of our “outreaches” was something I will never forget. We had to go to downtown…

Jesus, Social Media and The New Marketplace

This weekend at Washington Cathedral, we begin a new teaching series called “Trending”, where over the next few weeks, we will discuss trending cultural topics, explore how they influence our faith and what the Bible teaches us about them. I’m really excited to jump into the series this weekend with a message called “Digital Divide:…

Power of Presence

  If you know me, you know that one of my great passions in life is baseball. Specifically coaching baseball. The other day, while helping a group of catchers practice different mobilities for blocking pitches, I thought to myself…”I could be here all day.”  I just love coaching youth players! Well, my team (Bothell Rockies)…

The One Who Does Impossible

A teenage girl lays on her bed praying…begging God to help her parents stop the fighting and yelling. Her days are filled with worry that they will divorce and her family will be torn apart. She prays- unsure her words are getting past the ceiling of her bedroom. Her prayers come from a real and…