How can we be salt and light if we're always red or blue?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

President Trump recently announced that He would be working on overturning an IRS ruling that prohibits pastors from making political statements over the pulpit. Although I like the idea of this freedom, because this ruling can be used to make unnecessary restraints on pastors, I believe it would be a …

What happens if you're eating from the right tree?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

In James 3, we pick up on a important question, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” It goes on to say, “Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.” We need to know that there is wisdom from above, and there …

What is the kingdom of God really offering me?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

When Jesus Christ began His earthly ministry, His message was, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Some gospels say, “the Kingdom of Heaven,” but they are interchangeable terms. Jesus came to proclaim and demonstrate the Kingdom of God. When speaking about the Kingdom of God, He was …

How can struggle with God lead to greater glory?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

On January 20, 2017, the United States moved into a new era. This era is the leadership by our newly elected President, Donald J. Trump. For some, this new era is one of fear and trepidation; for others, it is a time of great excitement and anticipation. The difference depends …

Lord, how do I overcome the bad things of my life?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

In the early twentieth century, Sigmund Freud, and others, developed the foundational concepts of psychoanalytical theory. As scientists, they did not develop their theories from a creationist viewpoint, but from an evolutionary one. The concept of evolution is based on natural selection. It essentially states that through the trials of …

Will you be equipped to be a voice in every area of life?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

In late December, I wrote a blog What happens when we create a Jesus that is “too nice?” I addressed important leadership traits and would like to continue this conversation as we begin a new year. In the secular world, everyone is taking sides and trying to vie for the …

Are You Making More New Year's Resolutions?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

With the New Year coming, many people will be making New Year’s resolutions. We will make a resolve that will likely be forgotten by the end of the month. The problem with resolutions is, we make a choice without making a plan for a total mindset change. I often tell …

What happens when we create a Jesus that is “too nice?”

Loren Covarrubias Blog

In the last presidential election, the results stunned most observers, including the inner circle of the winner himself. The polls relied on by the political parties, and most of the pundits, were surprisingly wrong. I am convinced that most people were wrong due to their lack of understanding human nature. …

Is it possible the best unity Includes conflict?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

In the beginning, God created man. We call him Adam, but the word used here is translated man (or Adam) because it was not a proper name—it was a designation of a being. Man would be unique in the creation, for he was made in the image and likeness of …

Have words lost their power in a picture-driven world?

Loren Covarrubias Blog

This past week, I went to the grocery store with a coupon for free milk. The picture on the coupon was of a gallon of milk. However, when I went to get the milk, I noticed that it said it was for any milk 32-64 ounces. I knew that there …