Monday, March 26, 2007


FREEDOM DAY- Postscript

1250 people in attendance. Two local news crews. One massive community art wall. One amazing event.

My buddy Greg Russinger hit this one out of the park. I wish more churches had been there, especially those who have a stated concern for issues of justice locally here in the OC. There were several churches conspicuously absent. Otherwise, there was a lot of great information, a lot of people who went home knowing they cannot look away.

I've begun to pray about writing for the local newspaper, or the OCWeekly (a free weekly newspaper with an insane distribution count and a history of reporting on issues the local newspapers ignore). I'm sort of tired of trying to wake of the church on issues of justice (or injustice) and now I'm feeling God's call to call attention to things that grieve His heart. I need to write these stories for whoever will listen. I need to provoke the people of God to move, or to wallow in their own apathy while the pagans take steps to "do justice, and love mercy".

More on this over on the [Subversive Underground] later this week...I promise.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Here's a great FREE event coming up next Sunday afternoon that I want to invite you to.

I'll be there along with event host Greg Russinger (my friend), and several hundred others who are concerned about human trafficking, children-at-risk and slavery.

FREEDOM DAY Event website:

On Sunday, March 25th, a human trafficking conference will take placeat Vanguard University. Called Freedom Day, it's being planned byyoung adult volunteers from various organizations including WorldVision International, STOP the Traffik, and several universities.It's also being supported by the Rescue & Restore Unity Coalition ofSo.Calif, of which the OC Human Trafficking Task Force, LA HumanTrafficking Coalition, and BSCC.

This conference is geared toward university students, young adults,and the public from Southern California. It's FREE, and will be heldfrom 2pm-7pm on Sun, March 25th at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.

The idea behind Freedom Day is to mark the 200th anniversary of whentransatlantic slavery was abolished in Europe, and to remind the worldthat slavery--human trafficking--still exists. March 25th is a callto awareness and action in our own backyard, and in our world.

REGISTRATION IS FREE!Just click on the website to register,and see more info.

Also feel free to forward this to your colleagues or anyone who may beinterested in attending.

Thanks everyone!

Hope to see you there.