Viewing posts from November, 2018

Update from Roger Kemp: First a Mass Shooting, then Fires

By Jessica Suggs

Nov. 12, 2018

Last Wednesday, November 7, 2018, our community was violated just before midnight. By now you have heard about the mass shooting that took place in Thousand Oaks in which 13 people lost their lives and many more were hospitalized due to serious injury. We are grateful for the outpouring of concern and compassionate prayers for those impacted. Shortly after the shooting, our first responders were sent to extinguish a firestorm that continues to rage out of control in the Santa Monica Mountains. Due to the threat on local neighborhoods over the weekend, most of the RKC staff was under "mandatory evacuation." The gusty south winds caused the fire to leap over the freeway and torch everything in its path toward the ocean. Because the threat ... Read More

Philip De Courcy Rolls Out New Book, Take Cover

By Meredith Reiten

Nov. 7, 2018

As the dust settles from the 2018 midterm elections and the final results trickle in, some may worry about what will come of the propositions passed, senators elected and laws rewritten. So how do we find security in an insecure world? Pastor Philip De Courcy of Know The Truth calls on Christians to take refuge in God from Psalm 46. Drawing on lessons he learned in law enforcement, Philip affirms that true security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God. In his new book, Take Cover, Philip shows us the security we are looking for is likely closer and more secure than we think. The thought provoking read opens with an entire chapter dedicated to his experiences as an active-duty police ... Read More

A Mid-Week Highpoint with Ron Zappia

By Jessica Suggs

Nov. 7, 2018

Have you ever been inspired by a leader whether past or present who really speaks to you? Maybe they've even recruited you to be a spokesperson for them or impacted you to the point of wanting to follow them wherever they go. I can think of a few people in history who have had this impact on individuals whether for good or bad. People like Abraham Lincoln, leading the charge against slavery. Martin Luther King Jr. fighting for equality and an end to racism. Adolf Hitler brainwashing an entire nation to embrace genocide as normal. You see, the influence an individual can have on others can be tremendous. ...But rather than focusing on all these fascinating leaders, I want to hone in on the greatest ... Read More