Archive | November, 2010

Celebrating with Friends

13 Nov

Just got this great photo of me with Compassion’s Mark Gehri, Dave Barr of New Hope Windward and Mike Kai of Hope Chapel West Oahu. This was taken at my 30th Anniversary of Ministry Celebration at First Prez back in August.

Who’s on my iPod now?

5 Nov


I’ve been listening to podcasts by Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. 

 He’s the guy who wrote The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, among a slew of other books, which got awards from World Magazine and Christianity Today and rose to #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction.

To me he’s one of the most insightful, intellectual, honest Bible teachers I’ve heard in a while–deeply theological but not condescending. He preaches the Gospel clearly and in an inviting, compelling way that’s relevant to both Christians and non-Christians.

Keller’s exhortation as I hear it is to work out the implications of the Gospel in your work and your life.

You’ll be hearing some of his wisdom in my sermons this fall!


My Favorite DJ and Promoter in the World!

4 Nov

Pam and me with Tom Moffat, my favorite DJ and promoter in the world! So many memories growing up with Uncle Tom listening to the Beatles, Elvis, the British invasion and other hits in the ’60’s and ’70’s.


Privileged to Pray for the Mayor

3 Nov

I believe that it is God, in His providence and sovereignty, who puts our government leaders in place. And so when the Mayor’s Office asked if I could do the opening prayer (invocation) for the inauguration ceremony of newly-elected Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, I felt privileged and humbled to have been asked.   

Romans 13:1 comes to mind: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

And there’s 1 Tim 2:1-2: “I urge then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Let’s remember to always pray for our leaders.