Blind Trust

There is a man in our congregation who is blind and he is a sweet old man (we’ll call him Jerry).  I often see him getting dropped off on...
April 3, 2015
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    Don’t Rush Holy Week

    Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday as the start of the Holy Week. As I was listening to the message at my church, I reflected on the speaker, Chad Glazener’s, comment to not move too quickly through the different events of Holy Week. Often times, we want to rush into...
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    Re-Lenting

    We’re back in the season of Lent, that time of somber reflection, prayer, repentance, and fasting. For many of us, it wasn’t something we grew up with but has grown to become a very meaningful season of reflection and devotion. For me, Lent has come to represent discipline. Fasting...
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    Whose God? Which Christianity?

    Last week, First Things magazine published an article on the relation between the doctrine(s) of God according to ‘classical theism’ and the Bible, specifically the New Testament. The ‘classical’ doctrine tells us that, to quote author Wesley Hill: God is simple, immutable, eternal, impassible, and so on. God is—in...
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    He Said Transformed?!?

    A few months ago, while sitting in church listening to the sermon, there was a kid in the pew behind me who was struggling to pay attention.  He was fidgety, kicking the pew in front of him, drawing on the bulletin, and whispering constantly to his parents.  I recall trying...
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    A Big Ol’ Fixer Upper

    Confession: I really like HGTV (the Home and Garden cable TV network, for the uninitiated). I adore the Gaineses on Fixer Upper. The Property Brothers and House Hunters are quite wonderful as well. I’ve spent a good amount of my winter break time drinking in these home renovation fantasies,...
  • The Power of Dreaming

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending our church’s Global Church Conference, which was an opportunity for us to hear from the majority world.  We had speakers from Egypt (Anne Zaki), Guatemala (Pablo Villeda), and the Philippines (Athena Gorospe).  One session of the conference was a...
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    Thoughts, Tears, and Prayers for Hong Kong

    (I’m assuming caleome knowledge of the news as extensively reported by the BBC and CNN over this past weekend.) I wrote about the ‘Occupy Central’ movement in Hong Kong here just over a year ago. It is something I had been following closely and loosely supporting (but I have had mixed...
  • Retreating from Women’s Retreats

    This past weekend I went on a women’s retreat to Lake Arrowhead with my church, Redeemer Church in La Mirada.  I have to admit, that I was a bit wary about writing this post on a women’s retreat, since my past few posts have been a series on Ruth,...
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    “There Is A River”: Worship Reflection

    I have just recently returned from Scotland and there have been a lot of interesting adjustments in the process, like a reverse culture-shock. But one of the things that has particularly stood out is the fact that I haven’t known any of the worship songs at the chapel and...
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