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Monday, June 29 2015


Yesterday (Sunday June 28th), I postponed my prepared sermon and instead talked about God's call on our lives in response to last Friday's SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) ruling on gay marriage.  In reality, this shouldn't be a 'response', it should be our continual way of living as we engage our world through the transforming influence of our union with Christ.  In any case, I received more response from yesterday's sermon than I have any sermon in my 11 years as Trinity's pastor.  This is a topic that will eventually impact us all, and I encourage you to listen to the recording if you missed Sunday.  However, you need to listen to the whole talk- where I go with this may not be what you initially expect.

I have attached below some links that should be useful to you.  First, the actual text of the SCOTUS ruling, along with the opinions of the four dissenting justices.  This isn't light reading, but it is TREMENDOUSLY important!  If you take the time to read these (especially the dissents),  you will be more educated on this than 95% of America.  I also have linked two articles that are worth your time, and will be thought provoking (if not gut wrenching).  Finally, here are the scripture references that we read as part of Sunday's discussion. (Note- I'll have the audio of my message up tomorrow).


Scripture I referenced on Sunday: Romans 1:18-2:2, Romans 2:17-24, Romans 3:9-12, Romans 3:20-25, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 12:9-19, 1 Peter 2:11-12

Listen to my message from Sunday HERE.

SCOTUS gay marriage: Summary

SCOTUS gay marriage: Opinion (ruling)

SCOTUS gay marriage: Dissent, Justice Roberts

SCOTUS gay marriage: Dissent, Justice Scalia

SCOTUS gay marriage: Dissent, Justice Thomas

SCOTUS gay marriage: Dissent, Justice Alito

Article: The new reality of a post-Christian America

Article: Gender fluid America (seeing the insanity)

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Thursday, June 25 2015

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Wednesday, June 17 2015

Please join us for our all church community party this Friday, June 19th, at 6 pm.  We will be grilling burgers, brats, hotdogs, plus lots of other food!  We will also have a bounce house, popcorn, sno-cones, face painting, and balloon animals/hats for the kids!


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Wednesday, June 17 2015

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Saturday, June 13 2015

THIS COMING WEEK IS OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!  CLICK HERE to see a continuous photo stream of everything going on! Check back through the week...

This Sunday's scripture: Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

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Thursday, June 04 2015

Tijuana Day 4 - Building the House at the "Dump Village" for the La Roca Staff Ministers

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