Posts from September 2017

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Foundationally Humble?

by Rob

Let me just start by confessing that I’ve written this blog three different times. Why? Because I’m a closet perfectionist and arrogance is a champion at masquerading itself. On the upside, I’ve been learning a lot about irony, as I’ve had to screen my blog(s) about arrogance for the very kind of arrogance I intend […]

Under The “Big Tent”

by Rob

This summer Immanuel officially became an active affiliate of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It was a really big deal for us. The process was sometimes straightforward and easy, but other times fragile and halting. If it were a dance, sometimes it was wonderfully rhythmic, but sometimes it was clumsy with a generous portion of stepping […]

Why Do We Worship?

by Rob

Psalm 95: 6-7 “Come, let us worship Him. Everyone bow down; kneel before the Eternal who made us. 7 For He is our God and we are His people, the flock of His pasture, His sheep protected and nurtured by His hand. Today, if He speaks, hear His voice.” How and why do you worship? […]

A Prophetic Response to the Freeman School Shooting

by Rob

This post is in response to the recent shooting at Freeman High School just south of Spokane: School shootings are painful reminders that things are not how they should be. And when our sense of equilibrium is challenged by such an event, our responses reveal the brokenness of our world and of our own […]


by Rob

On Saturday I went to lunch with my family for about two hours and I didn’t have my phone. You know what happened? Nothing. The world kept spinning; I was actually able to speak to my family without the lingering feeling in the back of my mind that I should pull up Facebook or check […]


by Rob

A little bit about me if you don’t know: my mother is white (Russian parents) and my dad is Mexican. My dad came to this country illegally after his mother passed while giving birth to his brother. My dad, as the oldest, was tasked with helping his dad with the other 9 kids and my […]