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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, September 21

John 1:43-51 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him,“Follow me.” 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, September 20

John 1:29-42 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, September 19

John 1:14-28 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who...

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Matt’s Blog: A Better Education

Over the past half-century millions of hours and dollars have been spent to uncover the obstacles to better educating our students. That’s because despite our country’s #1 ranking in GDP, the US is not even in the top 15 in world education rankings. While researchers looked immediately into the role of class sizes and teaching...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, September 17

John 1:1-13 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of...

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Matt’s Blog: A Mariachi Trumpet

This week I joined several thousand faith leaders and practitioners in Los Angeles for an annual gathering called CCDA and appropriately enough, it all kicked off on Wednesday night with a mariachi trumpet. But the trumpeter was not alone. He was followed by a joyous procession of walkers that participated in what was called El...

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Matt’s Blog: Good News

The verdict is in: guilty of obstruction of justice and embezzlement. But in the middle of pronouncing the judgement the chairperson stops to say, “I have some great news. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.” You may remember this ad from Geico Insurance, part of a national campaign to spread...

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Matt’s Blog: Nine Marathons

Imagine deciding to walk a marathon tomorrow morning. Though incredibly challenging, many of us could manage the entire 26 miles. Now imagine walking the length of 9 marathons as a single college woman in the country of Malawi. After personally experiencing the lack of access to medical care in Malawi, Duwa Mvula walked over 200...

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Making San Diego Home for Refugees

Partnering with local organizations to bring hope for refugee families in transition. When the creative team for the Christmas Collective—Flood Church’s annual Christmas concert and market at the San Diego Convention Center—landed on the theme of “HOME” for last year’s event we thought of one community partner that was making home literally possible for hundreds...

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Matt’s Blog: The Olympic Spotlight

I love watching the Olympic Games! Part of the magic is that we get to see sports we wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to. Though few of us regularly follow sports like fencing, indoor cycling, and badminton between Olympic Games, we sit captivated every four years as we watch these exceptional athletes vie for Olympic gold....

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