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UBC Life

Executive Director’s Report

Posted by David Mobley on

We tend to overcomplicate things. Ever heard those words? Maybe you’ve spoken them. We Houstonians live in the midst of the NASA community, as well as one of the most petrochemical business-laden areas of the world. We are home to world-renowned medical facilities and, more locally, boast...

The Language of Pop Culture

Posted by Steve Laufer on

In 1951 Christian ethics professor H. Richard Niebuhr wrote what is considered to be the classic exploration of how Christians should go about engaging the culture around them in their attempts to live the Christian life and accomplish the work of the church. The book, entitled Christ &...

My Granddog

Posted by Lora Doremus on

My college-aged daughter, Lindsay, did a crazy thing recently. She adopted a dog. And she didn’t just adopt your run-of-the-mill SPCA dog. She adopted a purebred Australian Shepherd. He is white with brown markings and he’s got crazy blue eyes. And he is deaf. I didn’t know...

Thinking About the Future of UBC

Posted by Steve Laufer on

This coming Sunday we are going to do something we typically don't. We're going to give the entire message over to talking about some key ideas that will shape the future of who we are as a church. For the past year our membership has been working toward paying off our outstanding debt in the...

Keeping Christ in Your Child's Easter

Posted by Melissa Dutton on

Things to Focus On Younger Preschoolers: Jesus is Alive, Jesus Loves Us Older Preschoolers: The picture of the cross in a positive light, describe that sin is when we do something that makes God unhappy, and Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins Activities Resurrection Eggs...

The Motivator

Posted by Rod Johnson on

I lost a motivator last week. Dr. Vic Flagiello came to Oaxaca in 2005 as a volunteer with the first medical team we hosted. Every team has it's variety of characters. And Dr. Vic was certainly a character. But so am I. So most of you will not find it as a surprise that we worked so well...

Tribute

Posted by Carol Homan on

This week I've been missing someone who showed me how important it can be to ask the right questions and keep searching for answers. My struggle is in figuring out the questions. That was easy for him. But he has gone Home to ask more profound questions, I'm sure, and get answers from the One...

Join the Band

Posted by Steve Laufer on

The Who’s classic song “Join Together” was released during the summer of 1972 as an anthem to putting differences aside and unifying under the banner of music. In it one finds a hopeful celebration that those things that bind us together as humans might eventually win out over...

Let Us Draw Near...Together

Posted by Lora Doremus on

Have you ever thought about why most gym memberships are begun in the month of January? Is it because we feel like we've been so self indulgent during the holidays that it's time to buckle down and renew some sense of self-discipline? After all, if we lived the way we tend to live...