Author Archive for: ‘spowell’

Whom Will You Serve?

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”  Then saith Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, ‘Thou shalt worship …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Sam Powell

Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, the Beatles had just come to America, and America was reeling from the assassination of John Kennedy. But Anderson was a sleepy little burg in Northern California, not yet touched by the events that would shape America. Apart from the continuous discussions in George’s Barbershop, the British Invasion and the hippies had yet …

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Report on the Meeting of Western Classis

March 5–6, 2013, Lodi, CA The old vines were pruned down to the trunk, lending the landscape an alien appearance as we made our way to Lodi, the Zinfandel Capital of the World. As the farmers in this city of the northern Central Valley eagerly awaited the harvest to come, so also we eagerly awaited to see what fruit the …

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