En Vivo Blog

Browse through a collection of writings from our Pastor, leaders, and church members.

Lament for Patrick Lyoya

As a Minister of the Word the expectation is that I always be ready to share a word. Pastors give words of comfort in times of pain, words of encouragement in times of trial, and words of guidance in times of confusion. And yet, for the last couple of days, I have had...

Resistance As Worship

Resistance As Worship

One of the ways we can worship God that seems unconventional is through resistance. That seems so counter-intuitive, but it’s really not.

Red, White, & Blue

Red, White, & Blue

From the archives, Rev. Ricardo Tavárez talks about racial profiling, racial injustice, and the work of the Church.

Curse the Tree

Curse the Tree

What do we bring into the temple that gets in the way of those of who seek God most earnestly? What do we place between the street and the altar that prevents the hurting from receiving their healing?

40 Days

40 Days

These 40 days are designed to help us look inward and identify with Christ’s sacrifice for us. Then, in strolls COVID-19…

Strange Calling [Part 1]

I confess that I was somewhat of an oddity as a child. There are some who might argue that I’ve retained this quality into my adulthood.

Rae Mieskowski’s Debut Sermon

Rae Mieskowski’s Debut Sermon

Lament isn’t something anyone likes to do, or even talk about. Yet, we have an entire book of the Bible dedicated to the act of Lament, or crying out to God in suffering. What does that mean for us?