Faith


SERMONS: THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM THE PULPIT

Video: For God So Loved the World

This sermon was delivered by Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Ed Bacon has been the rector of All Saints Church since 1995. During his tenure All Saints has continued its reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice ...

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UPCOMING FAITH EVENTS

Community Bible Church Hosts First Ever Motivational Children’s Event

Imagine a world where children can be complete at peace with no fears, worries, or stress; where children aren’t constantly bombarded with the negative things of this world. Community Bible Church of Greater Pasadena and USC Trojan football players, Kevon Seymour and Ryan Dillard, are calling out to change that through “King’s Kids,” a motivational ...

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Q&A INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK WITH A LOCAL FAITH LEADER

He Gives Grace to the Humble

“In our society, strength (or, at least imagined strength) is applauded; and weakness is thought of as a defect. God doesn’t allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. Oh, we may have that idea, but the Lord is going to disabuse us one way or another.” – J.I. Packer, “Weakness is ...

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RELIGIOUS MUSIC

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Announces Two Upcoming Organ Recitals

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church of San Marino, California is pleased to announce their Spring Organ Recital Series for 2015. The recital series, now in it’s fifth year, has featured the finest organists in concert on St. Edmund’s magnificently restored and enlarged Aeolian-Skinner/Rosales 45 rank pipe organ, set in St. Edmund’s beautiful sanctuary and vibrant acoustics. ...

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LOCAL FAITH NEWS

Princeton Professor of Religion Elaine Pagels at All Saints Church

Diversity and ferment were at the very heart of early Christianity. Women’s voices and perspectives were strong and at the center of the many different ideas about who Jesus was and what his life meant. Perhaps no one has done more to unpack the complexity of early Christianity than Princeton professor of religion Elaine Pagels. ...

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ESSAYS & INSPIRATIONS FROM LOCAL FAITH LEADERS

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church: “Vocation”

Vocation (Latin–vocare: called) “Vocation” means a “call.” So, your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve Him. The difference is how each one does this. “Prayer itself, born in Catholic families, nurtured by programs of Christian formation, strengthened by the grace ...

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YOUTH MINISTRIES & OUTREACH

Lake Avenue Church: The Spark

This summer I have found myself interested in survival shows. The ones where folks are dropped off in the middle of nowhere and are forced to figure out how to make it out alive. People who do what I could never do fascinate me! In one episode, a gentleman was attempting to start a fire ...

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