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Steve Holden
San Diego, CA
I am a computer scientist with a wonderful wife & three awesome kids.
Interests: Faith, Family, Friends, Technology, Music, Podcasting, Exercise, Politics, Baseball
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Day 1: Read Ruth 4:1-6. What motivations do you notice at work between “Kinsman-Redeemer: Mr. No Name” and Kinsman-Redeemer: Boaz? What drives their approach to being a kinsman-redeemer? Day 2: Read Ruth 4:7-10. What is one thing you want to take away about how Boaz negotiates, about how he does... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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I recently attended with many members of Christ Lutheran Church the Willow Creek Association (WCA)'s Global Leadership Summit 2017 (#gls17, #gls2017). I experienced it via remote campus video streaming at Journey Community Church in La Mesa (@Journey_Church). They are awesome... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1: Read 1 Corinthians 15:3. As Paul says, “Christ died for our sins.” What if Jesus’ death is the end of the story? If there is no resurrection? What does that mean for the Christian faith today? For your faith? (SPOILER ALERT: He did rise again!) Day 2: Read... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ephesians 2:14. Why is prejudice such a barrier builder to relationships? Why is Jesus so passionate to make the two one? Day 2: Read Ephesians 2:13. Where have you seen Jesus at work across “cultural barriers”? What “cultural barriers” might Jesus want to make a bridge in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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“What if all the great stories that have ever moved you, brought you joy or tears – what if they are telling you something about the true Story into which you were born, the Epic into which you have been cast?” – John Eldredge, Epic: The Story God is Telling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 23rd CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Friday, July 21, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): The latest news about CHVRCHES Album 3 (#CHV3) from Ben (@vadarjaws). Lauren singing Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" [YouTube] CHVRCHES first live show as CHVRCHES was July 5, 2012. Update from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Day 1: Read Ruth 3:1-2. Since their arrival in Bethlehem, Ruth has been the one taking the initiative. Naomi (bitter and empty at the end of Chapter 1) stays home throughout all of Chapter 2. Why does she start taking the initiative now in the story? What moves you to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ruth 2:2-3. In Brazil, they use the term Jesusidencia. (zhaysoos-adencia), a combination of the words Jesus and coincidence. They use it to emphasize the idea that Jesus is really the One behind what we would typically consider a random event. It's not random, because He's in control.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ruth 1:1-5. What does your name mean? If you were to give yourself a name for this season in your life, what name would you give yourself? What might be a new name God wants to give you as you move from bad to better? Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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We begin our Complete Love (Summer) journey with 1 John 4:16-17. We will be looking forward this summer to scripture, experiencing activities together (PDF), and improving our facilities . Future series will be focused on: Love God (Fall), Love Your Family (Winter), and Love Your Neighbor (Spring). Day 1: Read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 22nd CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Friday, June 23, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): Steve Holden (@steveH1982) thinks "Somebody Else" by The 1975 double-speed sounds like CHVRCHES [NME.com] Lauren joins Paramore on Stage via Lauren Mayberry Fans The Girls Home [Lauren Mayberry, Justin Long,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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We begin our Complete Love (Summer) journey with 1 John 4:16-17. We will be looking forward this summer to scripture, experiencing activities together (PDF), and improving our facilities . Future series will be focused on: Love God (Fall), Love Your Family (Winter), and Love Your Neighbor (Spring). For this week’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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NOTE: The sermons this week cover Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday services (June 15-18, 2017) and the G.P.S. is now order by Days since the last sermon you heard. So, if you go to Thursday service you start Day 1 on Friday. If you go to Saturday service you start your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Back in CHVRCHES Fan Podcast #17 we had our first bumper that we used between segments created by"SUPER CHVRCHES FAN" Alyssa Dartenay (@alyssa_dartenay). We now have our second bumper. This one is from Jeff McCall (@jeffmccallmusic) using a sample from his first single "Take It Or Leave It." We will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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This week we are completely focused on Matthew 28:19-20. NOTE: As we transition to the summer we are adding Thursday night services in addition to our existing Saturday night and Sunday services. So during the summer the GPS will be published on Thursday and can be used the 6 days... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Pastor Burkey outlined three images to visualize "What the Church Means for Life Today": Wind & Fire One Body Living Water Monday: Read Acts 2:12. When does the church amaze you showing its beauty? When does the church perplex you showing itself as a beast? How might God use you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read Daniel 4:24-26. How does God provide warning signs in your life that you are headed down a wrong path? When have you missed seeing them ahead of time? Where might you need a wise word to guide you in your life today? Tuesday: Read Daniel 4:2-3. Where have... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 21st CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Friday, May 26, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): Downside Of Me (Live) Press [NYMag, Jezebel, AVclub] Singing Success video with Lauren Mayberry [YouTube] The Girls Home [Lauren Mayberry, Justin Long, DONATE] FaceCulture on YouTube Retro 80s Synth Playlist... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Monday: Read Daniel 6:5. If you were attending a public event at which you felt that your Christian values were being compromised, what would you do? Why? How does Daniel’s example give you insight in how to respond? Tuesday: Read 2 Timothy 2:25-26. Living with humility is not being a... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read Daniel 1:8. Hope is more than an emotion you feel. Hope is an attitude the Spirit of God creates. Why is Daniel’s decision about his diet important for him to build hope in his life? What decisions have you made or need to make to live out the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read Daniel 1:6-7. When you live in Babylon, you will not survive and thrive outside community. Who can you name (by name) as part of your community of faith that keeps you connected to Jesus and growing in your faith? Who might name you as part of their community... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read Daniel 1:3-4. Where does life feel out of control? Do you see God at work? He is always present. He is always working to bring good even in the worst of situations. In what area of life do you need to ask to sense His presence and work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 20th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): CHVRCHES release "Down Side Of Me (Live)" [NME] Might Captain Marvel uses CHVRCHES' "Keep You On My Side" CHVRCHES on Glastonbury 2016 vinyl for RECORD STORE DAY. Lauren narrates book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Monday: Read Daniel 3:16-18. Consider and pray for the persecuted Christians around the world. Consider how you would react if forced to do – or not do – something that you knew was against God. Tuesday: Read Hebrews 11:1-3. Think of some things that you have faith in for which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read John 20:1-2. What if Jesus' body is missing instead of resurrected? What happens to the Christian faith? What happens to your faith? Tuesday: Read Romans 8:28. Easter hope sees good news in what seems like bad news because God is present. Where have you experiences the good news... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS