Spiritual Life

A man of faith: Warriors star Steph Curry steps into spotlight

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Led by Steph Curry, the league’s 2014-2015 MVP, the team is battling the Cleveland Cavaliers and their star LeBron James, four-time MVP recipient.

The finals hold interest not only for the outcome of the championship, but also for the opportunity to watch Curry, the Warriors’ rising star, do his thing. And it is not only fans in the Bay Area who are interested – people across the country have taken note of the young superstar in the making. Curry holds the NBA record for 3-pointers in a season and set records in the playoffs. Some claim that he is the greatest shooter of all time. Curry is not only spectacular at shooting the basketball, he also has extraordinary ball-handling and passing skills.


Spiritual Briefs

LAUMC sponsors Taizé service tonight

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a Taizé service 6 p.m. today in the church sanctuary, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Taizé is a candlelight service that includes prayer, singing, meditation and reflection.


Pursue divine contentment, not the 'prosperity gospel'

A current trend in Christian teaching is often referred to as the “prosperity gospel.” There are megachurches built on this message.


Spiritual Briefs

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise & Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room is open to anyone battling an illness or injury, or feeling discouraged.


Mercifully in His grip: Exploring our true position in Christ

I recently read a wonderful analogy about our true position in Christ. It was shockingly contrary to the messages impressed upon me in church, but deeply rooted in the Bible. The analogy is that of child and a parent. If you have ever taken a small child to the supermarket, you will know about the “two grips.”


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