Due to his involvement with the assassination attempt on Aldof Hitler, Deitrich Bonhoeffer was arrested on April 1943 and eventually executed on April 1945, 23 days before the Nazis' surrender. This guy is the closest thing we have to a Christian version of Batman. As I read this letter he wrote in prison, I was … Continue reading Who am I?
I'm not one who likes to write about "new years resolutions", but I can't help but share a thought I read recently. If you're someone who has been discouraged by a history of unaccomplished goals, I think you'll appreciate this post. The starting of a new year is exciting for some and discouraging for others. … Continue reading Disillusioned?
"Authenticity" has become a pretty hip word to use in the church scene these days. I gotta be honest, I use it all the time. It's mainly because the word "authenticity" implies a sense of honesty with the reality of life. In our efforts to be real and genuine with the complexities of our current … Continue reading A Righteous Authenticity
Continued thoughts from a recent post Vision is not about You I want to take this opportunity to challenge the way we esteem our "calling" in life. Although I know it is necessary to understand and focus on our "calling", I think we must be aware of the potential side effects that manifest when we … Continue reading An Everyday Kind of Calling
It's amazing how easy it is to let the study of problems and solutions distant us from actively engaging in problems and implementing solutions. It has been my ongoing pursuit to never let my mind drift too far from my will to act. I don’t know about you, but it's extremely tempting for me to … Continue reading Faithless Concern
Courage is an ambiguous term. I've always found it hard to discern its essence and appearance. As a teenager, I couldn't help but identify courage with those who were bold, assertive and confident. I'd associated courage with those most socially competent, the outspoken kind, who knew how to work a crowd and say the right … Continue reading Courage Needs No Audience
An overwhelming 98.75% of all missionaries serve in well-evangelized nations. This means that less than 2% of all missionaries serve within the unreached nations in the 10/40 window. Doesn't that sound ridiculous? In addition to that statistic, studies also show that only $1 out of $100 donated to missions goes to support efforts in that … Continue reading Vision is Not About You
We had a powerful night yesterday with the screening of the movie 1040. The room was full and God’s presence was evident in that place. Many were touched by the testimony of those surrendering their life for the gospel. Following the movie, Jaeson Ma gave a call to respond to the vision and commit to any of … Continue reading 1040 Movie Screening
I've been thinking about the communal nature of the church for the past few months and I found this message by Francis Chan to be helpful.
"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing" John 14:12 Believing in an invisible God can make one weary after a while. It’s not that God owes us an appearance in the sky every so often, but the journey of faith is not always an … Continue reading Healings in a Classroom and on the Sidewalk!