Sheep and Goats

Lorina Pyle finds God in guilty verdict at the Telluride courthouse

“This is your sense of justice, and we’re with you, and the angels are watching over you.”

First Spiritualist Church of San Diego Contact: 3777 Forty Second St., San Diego 619-284-4646 www.1st-spiritualistchurch.org Membership: 87 Pastor: Lorina Pyle Age: 52 Born: Price, UT Formation: “After an intense search of self-healing and self-understanding…I turned ...

Estimate the enemy with Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

“Who goes to war or builds a house without first counting up the cost?”

Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church Contact: 390 South 39th St, San Diego 619-263-5557 www.goodshepherdmbc.com Membership: 40 Pastor: Gregory O. Morgan Age: 62 Born: Monroe, LA Formation: Faith Evangelical Seminary (Faith International University), Tacoma, WA Years ...

“There’s something about the power of love” at Congregation Beth Israel

Why would God create a world that would need pediatric cardiologists?

Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego Contact: 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 858-535-1111 www.cbisd.org Membership: 1200 families Rabbi: Michael Berk Age: 66 Born: San Bernardino Formation: University of California-Berkeley; Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, ...

The “transforming-the-world conversation” of Christ United Presbyterian

Can the church hold onto its definition as passed down through the centuries?

Christ United Presbyterian Church of San Diego Contact: 3025 Fir Street, San Diego 619-239-2346 www.christunitedsd.org Membership: 100 Pastor: Nathan Byrd Age: 54 Born: Washington, D.C. Formation: University of Delaware, Newark, DE; U.S Army; Princeton Theological ...

The ancients ruled the world by doing nothing

The Zhuangzi on the Dao

"Notwithstanding the greatness of heaven and earth, their transforming power proceeds from one lathe; notwithstanding the number of the myriad things, the government of them is one and the same; notwithstanding the multitude of mankind, ...

Eternal life with God

We too can become the hands and feet of Jesus

Pomerado Christian Church Contact: 12708 Stone Canyon Rd, Poway 858-487-7312 www.pomerado.com Membership: 100 (Attendance: 150) Pastor: J.P. Charfauros Age: 34 Born: Santa Clara Formation: Azusa Pacific University Years Ordained: 1 (12 years pastoral experience) San ...

Agents of hope

Orthodoxy may be 111 years old, but it still feels relevant

Membership: 550 Pastor: Ryan Rosenbaum Age: 42 Born: Fort Benning, GA Formation: University of Washington, Seattle. WA; Talbot School of Theology-Biola University, La Mirada; Hebrew University, Jerusalem Years Ordained: 18 San Diego Reader: What is ...

God found in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

There are great illustrations that pop up in movies that communicate deep spiritual truths

La Mesa Church of Christ Contact: 5150 Jackson Dr., La Mesa (619) 465-5150 www.lamesachurch.com Membership: 100 Pastor: Graham Clifford Age: 43 Born: Salinas Formation: Dallas Christian College, Dallas, TX; Center for Christian Education, Irving, TX ...

Like getting to the center of a jelly-filled donut

“When I said, ‘Yes,’ it became a journey of understanding and discovery”

Parkway Hills Church Contact: 1227 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista 619-656-3697 www.phnaz.com Membership: 150 Pastor: Tim Fillmore Age: 57 Born: Placerville Formation: Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, CO; Point Loma Nazarene University Years Ordained: 19 San ...

“Keep the party going”

Building my heart for homeless neighbors

First Baptist Church of Bostonia Contact: 1025 N 2nd St, El Cajon 619-444-1374 www.firstbaptistchurchofbostonia.weebly.com Membership: 150 Pastor: Van Tarpley Age: 46 Born: Baltimore, MD Formation: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore; Indiana University, Claremont school of Theology, San ...

Catholic means “universal”

I think God honors our choices. That’s the scary part.

Marine Corps Recruitment Depot Contact: 1600 Henderson Ave, San Diego 619-524-8720 www.mcrdsd.marines.mil Membership: “More than a thousand.” Chaplain: Father Joseph Coffey Rank: Commander Age: 58 Born: Rochester, MN (grew up in Philadelphia) Formation: La Salle ...

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