Blatant Racism

A blogpost by pastor Eugene Cho pointed to this blatant racist app. I don’t consider myself an “angry Asian man”, but injustice like this makes me sick to my stomach. Will you sign this petition to get Google to remove this hurtful app?

A CCD Parable…courtesy of Veggie Tales!

There are eight foundational principles to Christian Community Development: Relocation Redistribution Reconciliation Listening to the community Church-based Leadership Development Empowerment Wholistic Approach An explanation of each of these could¬†fill an entire website, so I’ll leave you to study them on your own. Instead, I want to state that underlying all of these principles lies the …

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TED Talks

If you haven’t watched any of the TED talks, you’ve been missing out. TED stands for Technology, Education, and Design. It’s an annual gathering of world-changers, innovators, scientists, and entertainers. Each talk goes for 18-20 minutes, and you can find a wide range of topics on everything from magic to the Internet to psychology to …

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The Feb 13 issue of Newsweek had an interesting article about the persecution of Christians in the world. The reporter’s thesis is that via political pressure, Islamist states are basically bullying news agencies and humanitarian organizations into ignoring the persecution and virtual genocide of Christians. For fear of being labeled anti-Islamist or even worse, being …

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MLK's Drum Major Instinct

In my morning devotions today, I decided to read a sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King’s along with my Daily Office reading. (A few months ago, I bought a collection of Rev. King’s sermons and writings to read periodically.) I stumbled upon a sermon called, “The Drum Major Instinct”. It’s one of his more well-known …

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One Meal One Day

This past year, I’ve had the privilege of working with Compassion International and LEAD 222 to help create some preparatory content for this year’s One Meal One Day (OMOD) event. On Nov. 9, 2011, students all across the nation will skip a meal and raise money for Compassion International. Aside from just the monetary aspect, …

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Economist had an interesting daily graphic on a new metric for measuring the quality of life as it relates to wealth and well-being. You can see how they tabulate this and why it’s significant here.

A plea for pastors to engage the moral imperative of immigration reform

President Obama spoke at the Annual Hispanic Prayer Breakfast yesterday. I was surprised that he set up and addressed the issue of immigration reform and urged pastors and clergy to carry out their ministry in partnership with his power in politics. The meat of it begins at about 2:00. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c652tFad9eM] “Immigration is a moral imperative, …

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A Dead Man's Party

I woke up this morning to the alarming news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. My first response was a bit of cynicism. Could it really be true? Hadn’t he been dead for years now? I thought he was hiding in a cave in Afghanistan? As I read various reports about the …

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