Beliefs and Goals

The stories of the Bible are woven together to create a rich, full tapestry exhibiting God’s character, love for His creation – primarily us humans – and redemption of all that He has created.  That redemption is only offered through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was both fully man and fully God as part of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Salvation through Christ is a free gift.  However being a disciple of Christ costs everything.  I choose to be numbered among Jesus’ disciples, and try to live my life accordingly so that the fruit of my life might glorify God.

Politically I am registered Independent, having been turned off in recent years by the extreme polarization of major party ideologies.  I lean toward moderation with respect to social justice activism, however what some view as a charity issue I see as a justice issue when held up to the light of Scripture.  We are meant to be active in our communities and the broader world, helping to create a place of peace and prosperity for all (Jeremiah 29:7).

I have regularly attended a wide gamut of Christian worship services, from Lutheran to Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, Church of Christ, EV Free, Presbyterian and Baptist, even a Catholic church and a Messianic Jewish synagogue.  In each place I have encountered Christ in a special way, which has contributed to my strong leaning toward the Ecumenical movement among Christ-centered churches, both Catholic and Protestant.  I describe myself as a Creed-Honoring, Covenant-Keeping, Contemplative Christian, deeply committed to orthodoxy and interested in spiritual formation for the result of being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

It is my hope that through my journalism, readers will be informed about the world around them; and through the content and integrity of my faith-based writing, I might be used as a stepping stone on the reader’s path to a personal encounter with the one and only true and living God.

As God blesses me financially, I intend to use my financial gain to honor God and help those in need in places around the globe.