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New 12 week teaching series@ two SoCal locations! LIFEhouse Northridge and The Well at Surf City Huntington Beach

First, in the twelve-week teaching series, Brain and Bible. We are digging deep into the scripture with insights from 12 Rules for Life, by Dr. Jordan Peterson.

What do lobsters, predators/bullies, brain chemicals, the disappearance of moral knowledge from our schools, and David vs. Goliath have to do with a healthy life? And posture?

Rule #1 Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back

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First, in the twelve-week teaching series, Brain and Bible. We are digging deep into the scripture with insights from 12 Rules for Lifeby Dr. Jordan Peterson.

What do lobsters, predators/bullies, brain chemicals, the disappearance of moral knowledge from our schools, and David vs. Goliath have to do with a healthy life? And posture?

Rule #1 Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back

Brain and Bible

A 12-week sermon series of practical insight from deeper-than-usual Bible research, and world renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, “The most influential public intellectual in the world right now”- New York Times.

Dr. Peterson has had 100 million lectures downloaded from YouTube, 55 million podcasts, and the #1 worldwide best selling non-fiction book with 3 million + copies sold, 12 Rules for Life. This book is currently being translated into  50 languages.


Dr. Peterson sells out concert venues of several thousand seats each with the most cross-generational and cross-cultural audiences ever seen! So far, 350,000 people from 165 cities around the world have attended. But, instead of a two-hour rock concert, audiences are inspired by two-hour lectures on philosophy, psychology, brain research and biblical teachings. Along with this, Dr. Peterson is also one of the world’s most influential critics of atheism.

…brought to you by…

Pastor David Housholder, The Well at Surf City, Huntington Beach ( and Pastor Dana. David and Dana  have spent much time exploring Dr. Peterson’s work and are creating this teaching series together. Combining Dana’s years of experience in brain research and clinical psychology with David’s expertise in biblical languages and key cultural insights into the biblical narrative, this series will be helpful in strengthening faith, and provide key practical actions which can be taken to bring about transformation in people of all ages.

Coming September 15th@ 10 am!


Jesus comes at a particular time, in a particular place, and in the midst of a particular people to announce God’s Kingdom breakthrough. We will look at the significance of this as we seek to strengthen our knowledge and faith.

Tuesday Nights for 10 weeks-

6:30-8 pm
Beginning Sept. 10th

Cost: Free, including food!
– Cheese or Cheese & Pepperoni pizza
– Soft Drinks
– Dessert

Each session will be self-contained. Bring a Bible and notebook. Pastor Dana is leading these sessions, and they are open to everyone. Of course, they will be especially helpful if you are going on the Holy Land Trip in April 2020.


“If you love me you will do what I want you to do. You will do what makes me happy”.
Try raising your children this way…
Yet, this is the meaning of love for the vast majority of people today.
God has another way of looking at love…
“I will love you, and I will serve you by doing what is good for you, what is good according to the teachings of Jesus, whether you want it or not.”

Last week I met with Veronica Mendoza and her children Desma and Vincent in preparation for the kid’s baptism on Sunday. I talked about how God is present with us always and how the more we pay attention, the more we notice his presence. I shared my experience with asking God to show me where he was when I was at the LA Zoo (I have shared this story before here).

Last Sunday in my sermon, I also spoke of how God is with us in all arenas, including at work. Well, this week I am so encouraged as Veronica took these teachings immediately to heart.

Veronica works in construction and sent me this text message and photo.

“Good morning, Pastor. I thought you might appreciate this. I was praying on my way to work this morning and asked God to show me something and I got to work and found this.”

Jesus at work

Yep, God is everywhere, including right there on the job…Praise God for showing up at work!


We will have prayer and blessing of all teachers@ worship this Sunday, 10 a.m. Starting the new school year knowing God is with you and your friends in Christ are supporting you and praying for you is a powerful testimony of community.

If you are a teacher/administrator/school staff, come and be blessed. If you know of any teachers, invite them, as well!

Last Sunday, we blessed preschool-graduate school students as they prepare for the new school year.

Here is the blessing:


Jesus is the most brilliant person who ever walked the earth. He is the creator of everything that exists. Know that he walks with you into your classrooms, and he guides your learning as you open yourself to him and ask him in.

We your parents, grandparents and other adults love you and seek your good, praying for you and supporting you at this time in your journey of faith and life,

Preschool and Elementary students, we pray for you and ask for the blessing of Jesus-

Lay hands of blessings

We ask you, Lord Jesus, as our children begin a new school year, to bless them. Fill them with excitement as they think about all the adventures you have in store for them. Keep them safe and guide their learning. Help them to be examples of your love for their teachers and classmates. Help them always remember they belong to you.

And Lord Jesus, you choose teenagers and young adults to learn from you what you learned from the Father. You sent them out to bring God’s hope and blessing into their daily life with others who didn’t know your love, yet. Now our young people do the same. In our high schools, universities and beyond, most of the people they meet will not know of the hope they have in you. May our students of Jesus be a model of joy and confidence, especially for those you have specifically chosen them to individually reach with your good news and adventure of an amazing life with God.