A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like….” (Matthew 18:23) “Changing Lives, Transforming the World” We are continuing our series on “Changing Lives, Transforming the World.” It is so easy “getting stuck” both in our...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

I returned to the office yesterday morning after a wonderful trip to California and New York City. My trip began with meeting my son Palani in the Bay Area and helping him organize his belongings, getting it all packed up for his move to New York, and dropping off...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“Pilgrimage of Compassion” On Sunday morning, I led the congregation in a time of guided silent meditation as we considered the violence, racism and unrest in our nation. I began by sharing about Mother Teresa and her intentional practices of silence. Her...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“Compassion for Everyone”   On Sunday, we heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. It was actually a lot more than that, according to the text, as there were women and children there as well. In order to understand this story, it is important to...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

Listen Carefully! On Sunday in church, I talked about the importance of listening deeply—listening to others when they talk, listening for the voice of God, and listening to our hearts when they are calling out for our attention. We focused on the Parable of the Sower...