Daring to Be Different for Christ’s Mission

Many years ago, after completing a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership and having several opportunities to train corporate and non-profit leaders, a friend of mine, who is a true visionary leader, said to me: "Rusty, here's what I see for your life - with your unique background and experience, you are going to have a … Continue reading Daring to Be Different for Christ’s Mission

Who or What Gets Your Attention?

The following is from one of my spiritual "heroes" and guides, Jim Martin... One of the great resources you and I have to offer any person or situation is our attention.  Yet, sometimes, we become distracted. We may have difficulty giving our full attention to what really matters and being fully present in the moment.  Many of … Continue reading Who or What Gets Your Attention?

Two Questions That Will Help You Have a Meaningful Week?

Our current sermon series at Alameda is called "The Comeback," and yesterday we learned that the secret to the kind of comeback we are most desperate for is to align our will and ways with God's will and ways. Two questions that will help us do that, no matter what situation we find ourselves in, … Continue reading Two Questions That Will Help You Have a Meaningful Week?

Easter Continues

What a joy it was to celebrate Easter with my spiritual and physical families yesterday! But the joy of Easter continues... Because the hope of Easter gives me the courage and clarity I need in order to persevere in this fallen and broken world. As my friend Chris Altrock writes in his book, Newsworthy:Nine Ways … Continue reading Easter Continues

Christianity is Good for the World

This is an article written by Josh Howerton, whose bio appears at the end of this article. Let’s begin with a caveat. Nothing in the following paragraphs indicates that every church is healthy or that there aren’t issues for self-reflection and repentance. Far from it. Churches aren’t programs or buildings––they’re people. And people are messy, … Continue reading Christianity is Good for the World