A Pastor, a Blogger and a San Franciscan Walk Into the LA Auto Show

A few weeks ago, my wife may have given the biggest eye-roll of this blogger’s life. I had just told her that General Motors had invited me to be part of a group of bloggers and social media hacks to be part of what they are calling the “Influencers Program.” Basically, we are a gathered [Read More…]

My First Kickstarter Project – A Book on Race

I am diving in and writing about what feeds my soul and gives me hope: race. For the read the full story and become a backer – CLICK HERE. [Read more…]

“The State of Our Unions” Conference Call Invitation

As some of you know, for the past few years I have been on the Board of Directors of California Faith for Equality. While never as active as I would like to be, I am excited about our recent direction setting including the hiring of a new executive director, Eleanor Steinman. After just a few phone [Read More…]

Pre-Order Your NEW New Testament

Last year I was privileged to be part of a group of folks brought together to think about sacred Christian texts, past AND future. Yes, I said future because like many others, I have always felt that the texts that have informed my faith and life in Christ were never meant to be static, rather, were meant [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Three Open Letter Writers

Dear Marcia, John and Victor, I will cut to the chase and say thank you! Along with thousands of other people, your recent open letters have touch my spirit and moved my soul. Most open letters, including my own, probably have little impact on anyone, but I am confident that your words will impact the lives of [Read More…]

A Review of the Neighborhood Social Media Site Nextdoor.com

I may have mentioned www.nextdoor.com in the past, but I wanted to hold off on my recommendation until I actually used it for a bit. If you have not heard of Nextdoor, it is essentially a private social media site that is made up of your ACTUAL neighbors. Weird right? Yes, a way to interact with [Read More…]

An Update on the Presbyterian Church that Meets Online

As many of you know the past year has had me exploring many options for ministry. One of those things was to begin thinking about the formation of a Presbyterian church that meets online. It is hard to believe that we floated this idea about six months ago. My how times flies.  This project has spurred some good conversations about church, [Read More…]

“To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy…” Bruce Lee

This morning this picture flashed up on my FB Stream from The Official Bruce Lee Facebook Page. It is a postcard written to Bruce Lee’s future wife, Linda, just a few weeks after they started dating. In case you can’t read what it says, To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v8.24

For those of you who lived through the 1960’s or are simply interested in the political climate of that time, you may have heard of Seth Rosenfeld’s new book, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power where he claims that one of the day’s best known activists and reputed arms supplier to the [Read More…]

Review of “White Flour” by David LaMotte and Jenn Hales

Most people know David as a singer, songwriter, peacemaker, activist and author. And over the past 15+ years, I am grateful to have come to call him a friend, but David’s real mark on my life is as the soundtrack that was played during the birth of all three of my daughters. As refrains of [Read More…]