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Changing the World

Every year at graduation time, valedictory speakers trot out time-honored platitudes about “making a difference,” “changing the world,” and “following your dreams.” The same is true during election years as candidates make promises and proposals for a better future...
CVCC Youth Ministry

CVCC Youth Ministry

Overview of the Youth Ministry at CVCC The mission of the Conejo Valley Youth Ministry is to encourage and equip young people to become lifelong Christ followers through coming to know Jesus, learning to follow Him, and living to serve others. To learn more about the...

Re-enchanting the Disenchanted

Allow me to paint in broad brushstrokes. The world in which we live, the modern West, is a “disenchanted” world in which many people have come to view the world in a mechanized way. Science is seen by many as being able to explain any and all phenomena, from...

Faith and Science: Finding a Third Way

“So vast, without any question, is the Divine Handiwork of the Almighty Creator!” – Copernicus, De Revolutionibus, 1543 Since the period of the Enlightenment, when philosophers advocated for reason as the primary authority for knowing any truth, many have pitted...

Fast-Forward Headlines

A few years ago, I was reading the news on a Tuesday morning and noted that two firefighters had died fighting blazes driven by Santa Ana winds in Riverside County. I paused briefly, thinking how regularly such tragedies occur and about loved ones left in the wake. My...

Falling Down

“Don’t worry about failure; worry about the things you miss when you don’t even try.” Teddy Roosevelt At 9 years of age, his mother died. At 22, he failed in business; the next year he lost in a bid for the state legislature and failed to get into law school. At age...