For nearly eight years, Pastor Steve has been contributing articles to the St. Helena Star newspaper. The column he contributes to is called “The Thursday Pulpit.” At times, his articles appear in the Weekly Calistogan and the Napa Register.
What follows is a compilation of several of his articles from 2010 to 2017.
This might seem like a strange topic for a pastor to address, but stay with me on this. In all of human existence….the most profound question that needs to be answered is…“Is there a God?” Life’s journey to answer that question has far-reaching implications for each of us. It truly is a “matter of life or death”! First, let [...]
On August 29th, 2014, I underwent triple bypass surgery…4 weeks ago today. I really never worried about the surgical procedure itself. I knew it would be successful. What concerned me was the recovery. I had no baseline, no previous experience with a major surgery to base my recovery on. Don’t get me wrong, I have had numerous surgeries, just [...]
Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? - April 9, 2015 Matt. 28:5-6 – “5But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” The resurrection of Jesus [...]
How Should We Then Live? - July 15, 2015 On Friday, June 26, 2015, a landmark ruling was handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court, stating that same sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. Upon hearing the ruling, I experienced three distinct emotions. First, I was overwhelmed with sadness; but not in the manner in which [...]
“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost maybe, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender!” – Churchill “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Roosevelt “Ask [...]