A New Heart

A New Heart

Much has been said and written (including by me!) about the ways churches need to change in order to be the church we are called to be in the world as it is today.  Over the past several decades, we’ve used all kinds of adjectives to describe what the church should be...
Why Does Flourish San Diego Exist?

Why Does Flourish San Diego Exist?

Why does Flourish San Diego exist?  What do we hope to accomplish?  In this post, I simply want to lay out as clearly as I can why we do what we do.   It’s All Because of Jesus Before I say anything else about Flourish San Diego, I have to begin by saying that the...
Thingification

Thingification

I love the church I’ve heard it said that the church is the hope of the world—and I agree! The church is the Body of Christ and the Light of the World. I firmly believe that it is through the church – God’s people – that He will bring healing and redemption to...
Lessons From The Ski Slopes

Lessons From The Ski Slopes

What if Mikaela Shiffrin never learned to fall? I hold my breath while she hurls herself out of the starting gate, dropping precariously into wind gusts, facing 50 technical turns ahead on a 1,000-foot vertical drop. She makes it look effortless. We know it’s not.   ...
The Freedom To Love

The Freedom To Love

My daughter was backing away from me and I didn’t like it. I peppered Erin with questions and she resisted more. We had reached the middle school years. My insecurity as a parent flared up as I felt my daughter slipping through my grasp and I didn’t know how to make...