A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Courageous
Nov29

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Courageous

Courage is one of those attributes one normally associates with firefighters, police, and other public servants. Rarely do people call musicians courageous, unless they happen to be taking a particularly unpopular stance on a highly political issue. But I believe worship leaders in multi-ethnic contexts are often courageous. As a matter of fact, in order to be successful doing multi-ethnic worship music ministry, you must be...

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A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Has … Conviction
Nov23

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Has … Conviction

I have spent half of my life in Korea and the other half in the US. Korea is a tiny peninsula nation surrounded by world powers and has been invaded by other nations countless times. I grew up learning (being forced to think) that we should have Korean pride since Koreans are smarter than other ethnic groups. We have our own alphabet, we are doing well on IT, telecommunication and electronics, and we are even famous for Gangnam Style!...

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The Book of Numbers: Day Twelve
Nov22

The Book of Numbers: Day Twelve

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 12: The People...

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A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Relational
Nov21

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Relational

One of my very favorite aspects of what I have been called to do at Bridgeway Community Church where I serve is meeting people from all walks of life.  Having the privilege of leading in a multicultural environment has been so good for my heart.  It has challenged me, changed me, and given me perspective on life and Jesus that I truly believe I would not have if I were in a mono-cultural environment. I have learned so much in the time...

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The Theology of Work
Oct10

The Theology of Work

  Check out Garden City Project’s LIVE Conference which will feature William Messenger and the Theology of Work Project. The LIVE Conference will equip thousands of culture creators around the world to make the kind of culture Jesus desires: one that’s more loving, that makes peace, that reciprocates kindness, that controls itself, and lives out joy.  Learn more how you can join the movement. What is the Theology of Work...

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Parables of Christ: Day Seven
Oct05

Parables of Christ: Day Seven

The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and discover...

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The Parables of Christ: Day Five
Oct03

The Parables of Christ: Day Five

The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and discover...

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Parables of Christ: Day Four
Sep28

Parables of Christ: Day Four

The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and discover...

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The Parables of Christ: Day Three
Sep26

The Parables of Christ: Day Three

The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and discover...

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The Parables of Christ: Day One
Sep19

The Parables of Christ: Day One

 The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and...

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Love One Another
Sep05

Love One Another

After realizing that we need to be walking in confession in order to avoid idolatry, John reminds us that Christ is our advocate. He also reminds us that Christ is the payment for our sins. In doing this, John begins to point out the ways that we can avoid various types of idols by expressing that we can have confidence that we know Him if we keep his commandments. His command is simple: that we love God and that we love others, which...

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Marriage | A Work of Art
Aug08

Marriage | A Work of Art

Marriage is a creative work! Creativity is a marriage! I’ve been pondering this a lot lately in regard to what God has to say about the Art of Marriage in the Scriptures. Our artist, Yahweh, and our Lord God, in the opening scene of Scripture, bursts into darkness to create light; land and sky; and all creatures and creepy things. This includes us, and all of our creepy neighbors who live next door. All of creation originated in the...

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Embodying Grace
Jul27

Embodying Grace

  I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. Psalm 17:6a, 7 & 15 (ESV) When it comes to personal evangelism, feelings of obligation, guilt, and duty have never been effective motivators for me. On the...

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1 John 3:10-15
Jul18

1 John 3:10-15

Don’t do right? Don’t be of God. More than ever If wronging your brother Who does right? Told from all-start To another Love, love, love Don’t be Cain of Evil One, Killing brother– To what point and purpose? Why Abel? Why kill brothers? Cain lived, ill works (Right Abel’s right) Don’t startle When Cains hate you. (We know we’ve bypassed Death unto living) We love brothers– (That’s...

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Why Imagination is Key in Evangelism
Jul14

Why Imagination is Key in Evangelism

A person will not believe what they can’t imagine. So, evangelism has to involve imagination.  We have to use our “imaginal intelligence” (imagination) to help the unconverted imagine the reality of GOD, the goodness and love of GOD, the reality of Christ’s payment for our sin, and the benefits of confessing their sin and surrendering their life to HIM. That’s a big order.  In fact, for evangelism to happen, a person MUST find their...

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What is Greatness?
Jun15

What is Greatness?

  I don’t know about you, but when I gaze into the heavens, and when I survey the earth and the nature therein, I’m brought to my knees in awe at the wonders of God’s artistry!  No human can deny that there is an awe and majesty to our universe.  It’s simply dumbfounding.  Sadly, however, I have to confess that my response to such encounters with beauty, and the realizations that follow, do not always lead me to a life lived...

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