POSTS BY: ALEX MURASHKO

Alex Murashko http://alexmurashko.com/

Alex Murashko is currently working with One Ten Pictures as the media organization’s Story Producer, developing and working on projects that include stories about people who make a positive difference in this world. He previously was a Church & Ministry Editor/Reporter for The Christian Post. He also worked at the Los Angeles Times Orange County Edition and at the Press Enterprise in its Southwest Riverside County bureau. Current projects include Together LA, a movement focused on loving on Los Angeles. Murashko lives in Southern California, and enjoys serving within life recovery and homeless ministries. Los Angeles has a special place in his heart… as well as tacos and salsa!


God Moving In Los Angeles: A Conversation Worth Having

In what began as a conversation about the movement of God in the City of Angels a few years ago in the form of a three-day conference continued last summer in a panel discussion with four pastors from four corners of the county. And in light of all that’s transpired over the last three years, with God still on the throne, it’s important to continue that conversation. BY ALEX MURASHKO Los...

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USA Olympic Surfing Coach Joey Buran, The Open, and Worship Generation

Joey Buran, who kept a close eye on the U.S. Open of Surfing 2018 held in Huntington Beach last week (7/28-8/5), hung up his USA Olympic Surfing Team Coach hat down for a moment and gave a message at the regular Saturday evening service at Worship Generation church. Buran, who is the lead pastor at the church in Fountain Valley, delivered a message of transformation and salvation, something that he’s...

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‘Shooting Heroin’ On Mission To Be Real, Show Redemption, Avoid Sugar-Coating

Spencer T Folmar has a clear mission when making his movies, including “Shooting Heroin,” the one he begins filming on this week — they must be real, show redemption, and not be sugar-coated. BY ALEX MURASHKO This article is the conclusion of a two-part interview with Folmar, who is a filmmaker and TogetherLA contributing writer. In this part of the interview (below), he shares more about walking the line between Faith...

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A Little Respect and Mouth Wide Shut – TLA Stories of the Week

This summer is proving to be one of the most bizarrely intense in my lifetime. BY ALEX MURASHKO TogetherLA, Editor Personally, I’m doing great! Jesus loves me, this I know! It’s hearing about tragedy after tragedy, in many shapes and sizes, that’s tough. Add to that a highly uncivil political climate in the U.S. and parts unknown and you have the perfect firestorm for more trouble this summer with more than a...

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Rick Warren: How To Be Remarkable in an Increasingly Rude World

To help introduce his sermon topic last weekend, Pastor Rick Warren rhetorically asked his congregation at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and a global online audience whether the world is becoming more respectful or more disrespectful. BY ALEX MURASHKO TogetherLA, Editor The question shouldn’t be too hard for anyone in the United States to answer, especially considering today’s political climate in America. Just prior to asking the question, Warren pointed to the...

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Filmmaker Walks Line Between Faith Based and General Audiences Entertainment

Filmmaker and TogetherLA contributing writer Spencer T Folmar isn’t shy about telling stories that highlight society’s sins and ills — and redemption. BY ALEX MURASHKO As a Christian man living in Hollywood, navigating the movie industry can sometimes be difficult. Walking the line between Faith Based and General Audiences entertainment can be a vulnerable balancing act. After his film company, Hard Faith, released “Generational Sins” last year, a story that touched on...

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Summer Reading: TLA Stories of the Week

Our weekly summary of must-read stories at TogetherLA.net. [July 18, 2018] ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Reminds Us That All Lives Matter BY JON GARCIA In a world where kindness toward our neighbors is severely lacking, Fred Rogers — Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood — is a reminder that everyone deserves to be loved. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary recently released about the life of Rogers. The film chronicles his life and...

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TogetherLA Website Celebrates 2nd Year With ‘TLA Stories of the Week’ LIVE

TogetherLA.net is introducing, “TLA Stories of the Week,” a conversation about the articles most recently published as shared by its editor via video, including on Facebook LIVE (see below) and IGTV. The TLA website is well into its second year of publication and aims to continue the conversation that began at the TogetherLA Conference in 2015. TogetherLA is a movement of pastors, church leaders and people of faith who love...

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Stadia: Every Child To Experience Love of Jesus Through a Local Church

Stadia, a national church planting organization that places children as a priority, is working on its tenth collaborative church plant in the Los Angeles area, said executive Nathan Hawkins. “I get to visit a lot of great cities and there’s something unique about Los Angeles,” said Hawkins during a recent Together LA Facebook Live video stream (below). “I do believe it’s an epicenter of culture. It’s a place where people...

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Sharing How a Life Sentence Became a Man’s Saving Grace

I don’t think my heart ever became evil until I engaged in more evil. If I continued the way I was, it would’ve been near impossible to get back to being a loving, caring, decent human being again. — Jojo Godinez Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving GraceBook description… Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. The night he joined one, he swore to represent his...

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