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Pentecost Sunday Around The World

Dear Friends, This Sunday is Pentecost, which is one of my favorite days on the Church calendar. Pentecost is the day that traditionally is considered the birthday of the Church, but I love Pentecost because the story of the Holy Spirit being poured out on the followers of Jesus reminds us that our faith ties us to Christians around the world. At…

Solar at MPC!

Dear Friends, I want to say how excited I am that our congregation is on the cusp of installing solar panels on our church property. For sixteen years I served a congregation that had the distinction of being the first certified “green business” in Santa Clara County, and the first congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) to be recognized officially as a…

Doubt and Belief?

On Sunday I preached about doubt, and on Monday, as if by providence, my friend Frank Schaeffer sent me an electronic review copy of his newly-released book, Why I am an Atheist who Believes in God. Frank is the child of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, who were among the most influential Evangelical Protestant leaders of the 20th century. Based in Switzerland, where…