Author Archives: Jeff Zippi

About Jeff Zippi

Jeff Zippi is a follower of Jesus Christ ... born and raised in Los Angeles, a graduate of California State University, Northridge (B.A., History) and The Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (M. Div., Theology), a high school humanities teacher emeritus (35 years in the classroom), a long time baseball coach (currently at Templeton High School), currently living in San Luis Obispo County of California's Central Coast region and married to Christine since 1976 with two awesome children, Peter and Melat.

The Truth According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“To deviate from the truth for the sake of some prospect of hope of our own can never be wise, however slight that deviation may be. It is not our judgement of the situation which can show us what is … Continue reading

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A Tmely Word from G.K. Chesterton

O God of Earth and Alter by G.K. Chesterton (1906) O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; the walls of gold entomb us, the swords of … Continue reading

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A Poetic Drive with Old Friends

Today, I discovered, by personal experience, that the drive from my house in Templeton to the Kennedy Club Fitness gym in Paso Robles is exactly the listening time of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. Pulling out of my driveway … Continue reading

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Peace and Purpose on the Journey: The Chapter Closes on 2014

Christmas Day, 2014 The rain has returned to San Luis Obispo County restoring the color green to our hillsides, meadows and landscape. Coincidently, Peter has also returned home from the middle of his second year at Westmont College. Much like … Continue reading

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A Place to Start

Everyone has a starting place.  The wisest starting place, as in the ancient writings titled Genesis, is God.  “In the beginning God … “ (Genesis 1:1)  All starting places, to be valid, must support the reality of life as we … Continue reading

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Take Heart, Get Up … He is Calling You

Being blind is a terrible condition.  Nestled in the Gospel According to Mark is a brief narrative describing the departure of Jesus and his disciples from historic Jericho.  The end of Chapter 10 tells the story of a blind man … Continue reading

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Thank You for the Cross: A Good Friday Prayer

This is a prayer gleaned and slightly edited from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. I have adapted it from Eugene Peterson’s book Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in … Continue reading

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