Monthly Archives for November 2011

The Strongest Evangelist in Our Church

Right now the strongest evangelist in our church is Sameer, a former Hindu who was converted through the ministry of Garden City Church just three Sundays ago. Immediately after Jesus saved Sameer, Sameer began sharing the gospel with other people … Continue reading

28. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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HarBowl: Growing Up Harbaugh

To all my fellow football fans, from today’s edition of the San Jose Mercury News: For the NFL, it’s a milestone moment: Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers takes on John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens in the first-ever meeting between … Continue reading

24. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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The Great Tech War of 2012

Last month’s issue of Fast Company ran a fascinating article, The Great Tech War of 2012, exploring how Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon are battling for the future of the innovation economy. Even if you’re not interested in tech or … Continue reading

23. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Why Marriage is Hard

Any two people who enter into marriage are spiritually broken by sin, which among other things means to be self-centered…That is why a good marriage is more painfully hard to achieve than athletic or artistic prowess. Raw, natural talent does … Continue reading

21. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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The Work of A Pastor is Difficult

The work of a pastor is difficult. Very few Christians lose sleep over the state of their church, the spiritual health of the body, the collective faithfulness or unfaithfulness of the congregation. But pastors do. This is something very few … Continue reading

17. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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I Love My Church

This is a guest post by Danielle Vargas, a member of Garden City Church. I LOVE MY CHURCH Every week, and sometimes multiple times a week, I find myself saying, “I love my church!” I love that. Here are some … Continue reading

15. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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“These New Churches Will Undoubtedly Fail”

Last week Metro Silicon Valley ran an article on our church plant/church planting in Silicon Valley that has stirred up some great discussion. Last Friday I was at a Bay Area coffee shop and, over the course of two hours, … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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The Penn State Scandal.

Below is the intro to Joe Cater’s post on the Penn State Scandal. You must read the whole thing. I am so angry over the passivity, cowardice, selfishness, injustice, and evil exhibited by men at Penn State. For the past … Continue reading

11. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Be Smart With Your Money: A Story

The latest issue of World features a 697 word article that succinctly teaches how to be smart with your money. Here’s the lead: Here’s a brief story about personal finance—and maybe macroeconomics as well—that I first heard about 40 years … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Garden City Church in the News

The current issue of  Metro Silicon Valley came out today and features an article on Garden City Church and on church planting in Silicon Valley. I’m encouraged to see such fair and favorable reporting. Here is the lead: A few … Continue reading

09. November 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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