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Gratitude (part two)

God, Guard these your children who, for love of your Name, make a pilgrimage. Be their companion on the way, their guide at the crossroads, their strength in weariness, their defense in dangers, their shelter on the path, heir shade in the heat, their light in the darkness, their comfort in discouragement, and the firmness […]

Why Are We Begging You for Help

A famous theologian once said to me, “When we look into the eyes of the poor, we are looking into the eyes of Jesus.” He was merely taking a literal interpretation of Matthew 25:40, “As much as you have done it to one of the least of these, you have done it unto Me.” What […]

Triple Your Impact

If you haven’t already heard, we are trying to raise $20,000 to help finish a hospital in Guatemala for malnourished and sick infants. Learn more here: Well, we have incredible news: This campaign has 2, yes TWO, you heard me… TWO matching contributions.  The Hall/Kriz families are matching every dollar AND a second, anonymous […]

Help Us Build a Hospital for Malnourished Infants

Hey friends, We just got home from 2 weeks in Guatemala with Julie and Sean Hall and their family.  What a great time!! While there, we worked with a non-profit called “God’s Child Project” (  We built a house, distributed food AND… We learned about an incredible opportunity to rescue hundreds of sick and starving […]

Option Two: Keep Tax Exemption & Draw Parish Boundaries

Over the weekend the Oregonian published an article in which I suggest that the American Christian Church should consider giving back her tax exemption to heal one of society’s great wounds, like child hunger or health care.  I wrote a follow up to that article here. The suggestion stirred some great discussion (2000 shares  and over 500 comments […]

PDX Tiny Lofts: a proposal

An Affordable Housing Proposal from Tony Kriz A Uniquely Portland Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis The Problem: Portland has grown by almost 30,000 households since the year 2000. The Housing Bureau says we need 24,000 new units to be built yesterday to meet the demand. This influx has caused an escalation of rents in […]

Angry Pastor, Angry Politician

Maintaining Personal Myth Through Irrational Loyalty For years we were baffled by the “Angry Pastor” phenomena. Little did we know, it may have been a foreshadow of an emerging national mania.  Download Free eBook Here and share it with your friends. Angry Pastor Three years ago I was asked to write an article on the […]