Author Archives: Pastor Andrew

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to Olivia, Sophia, and Amelia, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.

Loving Jesus In the Most Godless City in America

The Wall Street Journal released an article today on the “most godless city in America,” and we got it. The Portland Metro area, over 2.3 million strong, which includes the county that LifePoint Church calls home, is at the top … Continue reading

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Middle School Camp Report: Hope and Burden (by Drew Saccenti)

One of my college professors gave me the best advice on youth ministry I have ever received. He told me “anytime you have a cabin full of middle schoolers make sure you bring a 20 pack of deodorant, it will … Continue reading

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Paul’s Message on Mars Hill

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens… Acts 17:22 Paul’s message to the wondering crowd of the Areopagus (the NIV calls this place “Mars Hill,” recorded in Acts 17:22-31) is one of the great … Continue reading

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New Podcast from LifePoint Church

For a number of months Tyler Clarensau (our music/arts pastor) and I have been discussing the possibility of beginning a new creative venture. Earlier this week we took the plunge. Our idea has developed into what we are calling the … Continue reading

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Provoked or Desensitized?

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. Acts 17:16 A little over a week ago I wrote a post about what it … Continue reading

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Getting Over “Easy Math” on Suffering

The sufferings of Job are well-known. His story, unfolded in the 18th book of the Old Testament, is one of loss and despair, devastation and redemption. It sheds great light on the issue of suffering and the character of God. … Continue reading

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A Life That Backs It Up

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how … Continue reading

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