— May 26, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron: My Last Post (a bit longer and “preachy”, but since it’s my last…)

As I soon move on from Center of Hope, I feel challenged, wearily, but also excitedly, as a Christian and as a pastor. Why? Well, the Apostle Paul made such a big deal of the Gospel....I wonder if we experience the kind of return on our enormous…

— May 4, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron: Profiled. I Don’t Think I’ve Experienced it Much.

“Life is not always fair.” Though true, that statement is said easily by someone not personally impacted by, or on the right side of a situation. It is not heard easily by someone on the other side. In this post, I discuss racial profiling....

— April 25, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron: "North American Christian Materialists: A previously unnoticed aspect" (by Sam Gesch, a teacher, missionary, family man, and friend of Center of Hope)

We are often amazed that poor people in Third World countries have so little and are yet so happy....I suddenly realized that that reaction is a materialistic attitude and not a Christian one.

— April 22, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron: "Pride, Ethnocentrism, and Whose Lives Matter" (by Sam Gesch, a teacher, missionary, family man, and friend of Center of Hope)

We see caps, posters, and clothing with Black Pride, Native Pride, Chicano Pride, etc. blazoned across them, but we do not usually see White Pride. The question arises why non-whites are allowed to be proud of who they are while apparently whites…

— April 12, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron: My Default Answer; a Cop-Out?

As I am in a personal relationship with God, you would assume correctly that there are many things that I love about God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But, you probably wouldn’t guess that one of my favorite things is “God” as my default…

-Sept 2, 2013

Broken Walls

Healing and Honoring of Nations

A free Christian event featuring the Native American band, Broken Walls. The music, and settingis designed with a focus on Native American people, but encourage people of all nations and cultures to come together to enjoy each other while worshipping Jesus Christ in music, dance, and testimony.

Where: McKennan Park Band Shell

When: September 2nd, 2013, with an organized program from Noon to 2:00pm and a time of fellowship following.

-Sept 27 &28, 2013

Hunt for Hope 2013

2nd Annual Hunt to benefit the Center of Hope

Check out more information clicking the red link below