How to REALLY Believe in Jesus

Friday of this week I got a happy surprise in the mail, a letter from a friend I hadn’t seen since we were teenagers. An equally happy surprise was learning that he had read an article of mine which came out in the February issue of Signs of the Times, and found...

Using Your Gifts for God

One of my most thrilling experiences as a pastor is watching people use their talents for the Lord. Just this evening at board meeting we heard how one of our members, a hardworking engineer, did a detailed analysis of our church parking lot and the amount of free...

The “Adventist” Bible Passage

Decades ago, as the story goes, Neal Wilson (the Adventist world president at the time) was overseas visiting a foreign dignitary, who asked him, “If you could give me a Bible passage that summarizes the Seventh-day Adventist teaching, what might it be?”...

Two Reasons It’s OK to Be Serene

(Sorry for the recent drought in these Pastor’s Blogs–it’s been a busy last few days! I’m shooting for a daily or near-daily entry, so check back!) I got to thinking about serenity this week, and how little of it there is. One reason it seems...

Book Sale!

Once a year on a Sunday (this year it was this past Sunday) Shelley and I drive down to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall to the Friends of the Seattle Public Library used book sale. For book-lovers like us, this is pretty much paradise, although since the sale...