I don’t think America would be better off if we forced everybody to travel on the McJet.
Jeff Smith’s work on theater features, reviews, and history columns are the reason I seek out the Reader. Thank you for him!
You Missed The Mission
In response to your “Sheep and Goats” article regarding Pastors Sergio and Georgina De La Mora of Cornerstone Church of San Diego (January 29).
With all due respect it was apparent that your purpose to visit Cornerstone was not to receive God’s word but simply to write this article; an article that lacked meaning and insight, which this church lacks none of. Your piece of about 95% quotations was neither informative nor descriptive of the true purpose of my church. Our pastors and church leaders have made it their mission to turn the hearts of families to God, to develop our God-given potential and to advance in the kingdom of God. If we lack tradition, we sure have made up for it in creative and inspirational ways to spread the true message of a church. It’s never too late to start new traditions.
So I invite you, Mr. Lickona, to return to Cornerstone with a different purpose. Come with an open mind and heart remembering those dark valleys you have walked through in your life and instead of drudging through them how great it would have been to be carried through them. I hope that on your next visit you will see and experience the passion of our church from our energetic, Spirit-filled pastor to the 3000 souls, enthusiastically ready to receive their spiritual gift.
I Miss The King
Every week, the first (and sometimes the only) articles I read were “Remote Control King,” “Best Buys,” and “Tin Fork.” I’m sorry to see that column go. It was usually weird but also usually entertaining and funny. Maybe you’ll bring it back?
May I add my voice to the many, many others who are lamenting the (involuntary) departure of Ollie. His column (“Remote Control King”) was indeed the highlight of the Reader each week. Clever, irreverent, funny…Ollie! We miss you!