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Why You Should Not Plant a Church

Recently I co-taught a session at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures entitled, “Why You Should Not Plant a Church.” The title is a little tongue-in-cheek. We basically said one should not plant a church unless you are willing and able to face certain realities. 196 more words

Church

Congratulations To The Class Of 2015!

Hola FRIDA fans,

It’s hard to believe that graduation time is upon us again. This truly is a fantastic time of the year. The days are longer, the weather is warming and… 235 more words

FRIDA Mexican Cuisine

Hearing the Daughters of God

Today at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, I heard Nadia Bolz-Weber speak. Nadia attended Pepperdine, though she doesn’t remember any of it. She describes herself as being “a drug-addled 18 year old.” In his introduction, her father stated she was never a student here; although he did have to still write checks to the institution. 816 more words

Justice

Introducing: Starting to Look Up

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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Anne Lamott

JOUR591: Capstone Class

These are my articles for the JOUR591 capstone class at Pepperdine:

CAFFEINE ADDICTS REJOICE: STARBUCKS TO START DELIVERING TO HOMES AND OFFICES

https://thericardoavilaa.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/caffeine-addicts-rejoice-starbucks-to-start-delivering-to-homes-and-offices/

APPLE WATCH UPCOMING RELEASE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW…

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Some of my work

Instead of including a gargantuan amount of links, I decided to include some of what I consider to be my best stories. A search for “Ricardo Avila” on pepperdine-graphic.com (or googling my name + journalist) will display the rest. 343 more words