A Local Church Pastor Comments

“Through personal storytelling, biblical preaching, and literally getting us out of the church and into a mosque, Andy walked alongside our church with the question, “Compelled by God’s love, what does it mean to love our Muslim neighbor?” Wise, gentle, and prophetic, Andy doesn’t just talk about peacemaking–he lives it.” Rev. Ted Burrows Modesto Covenant Church, California

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Peacemaking is Divine Work

“Peacemaking is a divine work. For peace means reconciliation, and God is the author of peace and of reconciliation. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the particular blessing which attaches to peacemakers is that “they shall be called children of God.” For they are seeking to do what their Father has done, loving people with his love.” John R. W. Stott Join Me in the Journey of Peace. Know Peace. Make Peace. Please consider generously supporting my work in peacemaking as…

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Confessions of an Evangelical–Book Preview #1

Today, I’m struggling with my history and identity as an Evangelical. Many within our broader community are ready to jettison the title “evangelical” while others think we should align more with a conservative political movement that just helped win a national election. Honestly, this fact sends shivers down my spine but I want to be more thoughtful in my reactions and look more deeply into our scripture for illumination and guidance. What does it mean today to be a…

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Praying Green Lake

A great place to pray, think, settle my heart, listen, connect with God. “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Psalm 62:5. Henri Nouwen writes: “Few of us can fully appreciate the terrible conspiracy of noise there is about us, noise that denies us the silence and solitude we need for this cultivation of the inner garden. It would not be hard to believe that the archenemy of God has conspired to…

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10 Tips to Soulful Photography. Tip #2: The Wow Factor

You can do this (well sorta) with your cell phone. Tip #2: Find Something that Takes Your Breath Away! When was the last time you said under your breath (or exclaimed out loud), “WOW?” Last summer I went up to Mt. Rainier to hike under the stars. I was hoping to experiment doing some night photography, using some new techniques I had learned but not yet perfected. I remember getting set up with my tripod and beginning to compose…

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