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In February 2006 Lori and I attended our first Discovery Lab for Kairos Church Planting. On Easter Sunday March 2007 we, with team of 15 people, Kairos, and Park Plaza Church of Christ, launched Agape Church of Christ. Since then countless lives have been touched, people baptized, trainings in abuse and sexual assault, houseless individuals […]

Before the eggs, presents, candy, brunches, new clothes, bonnets, and bunnies Easter was celebrated over a span of time. The darkest day of this season was the Friday before Easter—oddly known as Good Friday. Unlike Black Friday—this day didn’t kick off a major event—it put a screeching halt to the season. It is the day […]

Every year Lori and I stand before Agape and read this “Ethical Conduct” agreement with our church. Our church planting organization, Kairos Church Planting, has encouraged ministers/leaders to do this each year. We continue to support our existing leaders, interns, and others in leadership to take this similar covenant before their people. Covenants are important–they remind […]

Photo Taken from The Facebook Page Karl Barth for Dummies. I took a nine-year break from refereeing wrestling. I had worked with high school and youth wrestling for seven years before moving to Portland and officiating for ten years. Because all three boys had busy schedules, I took a break. Now seemed like a good […]

Presence: The Promised Presence Today we begin our Advent Conspiracy. As I mentioned during communion, we are encouraging everyone to give “one gift less” and offer the money we save as a collection that will go to help others. %75 will go to Living Water International and %25 will be given to the Gateway Domestic […]

In early September, 1983, an Engineering student at the University of Missouri decided to invite 100 people, in his dormitory, to a Bible study. It was 35 years ago when he began knocking 100 doors that evening. The last door he came to at the end of the hall on the first floor was mine. […]

Resistance: Jesus’ Call for the Church Communion as Resistance September 30 As we continue this series on resistance, we have discussed that the early Christians were called by Jesus to “resist” the dominant Empire of their land. Jesus lived during the days of occupied Palestine, meaning that Rome ruled the area and placed the people […]