And why read this blog?
I’m Chris Lazo. I’m 33. I’m married to Brianna, and we live in Santa Barbara, CA. We have a daughter, Abby, a two-year old socialite; and an infant son, Jude, who is in the 90th percentile for big babies. I moved to Santa Barbara in 2005 to study photography, and wound up as the pastor of preaching and vision for Reality Santa Barbara. I’m still stunned.
This blog is mostly about an older millennial (me) trying to articulate and explore ways that our union with Christ affects my life.
For example, how it allowed me the freedom to explore intellectual issues such as my long-held beliefs about the age of the earth.
Or how my ignorance of it drove me to a contemplative approach to Christianity.
Or how understanding it enabled me to evangelize as an introvert.
Or how it opened my eyes to see Jesus in an 8-year old.
Or how it can make me and my local church more like Him in the seemingly mundane, such as how we comfort hurting people.
Heck, it even helps me deal with my own hurt.
So I’m being worked on. But even though I’m a work-in-progress, it’s refreshing to follow a Messiah who’s better at transformation than I am, and who’s words are never wrong, and who’s life is always beautiful and complete. I guess you could say, I’m just an apprentice.
I guess that’s where I got the name, Doctrine on Tap. I want to connect my life to the fresh words and life of Christ (doctrines) like a spigot does for liquid; to make doctrine accessible, not by dilution, but by showing its practical application. Because at the end of the day, you don’t go into a tavern to discuss algorithms—you go to quench your thirst.
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Ps 63:1, ESV).
If that appeals to you, join me along the way.
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