Joe Torosian
Senior Pastor
Burbank Faith Nazarene

By Joe Torosian

“When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you…When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army…He shall say: ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them…For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.’”—Deuteronomy 20:1-4

Too often we stop when we see we are outnumbered and, visibly, overmatched in a given situation. We see all we are facing, all we’re going to have to do, and for what? When nothing gives even the smallest hint of a guarantee. Continue reading

FanView: January 11, 2019

Joe Torosian

By Joe Torosian

“I don’t want no damage
But how am I gonna manage with you
You hold the percentage
But I’m the fool payin’ the dues”
—Fleetwood Mac

This column is not that easy…

In 1973, Chuck Knox became my father. John Hadl, Harold Jackson, Lawrence McCutcheon, Isaiah Robertson, Jack Snow, Charlie Stukes, Merlin Olsen, Fred Dryer, and Dave Elmendorf became my uncles. Continue reading

FaithView: 1/8/2019

Joe Torosian
Senior Pastor
Burbank Faith Nazarene

By Joe Torosian

“We hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”—2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Do you change the temperature in the room or do you just become part of the climate of the room? Continue reading

FaithView: 12/29/2018

By Joe Torosian

“God rest ye merry, gentlemen
…Let nothing you dismay…
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day…
To save us all from Satan’s power
…When we were gone astray
…O tidings of comfort and joy,…
Comfort and joy
…O tidings of comfort and joy”

Why are we in such a hurry to get Christmas behind us? Continue reading

FaithView: November 9, 2018

2nd Corinthians 4:16-18

We Can Change Everything Without Changing a Single Law

By Joe Torosian

I’ve always viewed voting the way we’ve been taught. People died to secure this right. The ability to vote and choose is something much of the world doesn’t have. Many societies cannot even grasp the idea/concept of having the freedom to vote. Continue reading