Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches. Those statements are factual unless some type of change or intervention takes place. But intervention or change is unlikely unless the church recognizes that it is sick.
Have you heard of the Billy Graham rule? It states that men should never have a one-on-one meeting with a woman who isn’t his wife. This rule recently came into the public eye when the Washington Post reported that Vice President Mike Pence “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”
Every time I visited my grandfather in the senior apartments when I was a child, I’d have to find things to play with. He had a candy jar full of coins, thousands of toothpicks taken from various restaurants, and other things I thought were strange.
Some 80 Korean American parents participated in seminars this month to learn more about how they can better interact with their children, manage their anger, and broach difficult topics.
The response from the international community after the death of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old who had returned from his detention in North Korea in a coma, has been a mixture of emotions, among them condemnation, sympathy, and concern for the current detainees and for future travel into the reclusive country.
For the second time, the Full Gospel Fasting Prayer Mountain, located in Romoland, CA, will be hosting a youth retreat for those youth in Korean immigrant churches that are not able to host their own summer youth retreats.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Thursday that would allow religious child welfare agencies to operate according to its religious beliefs without fear of penalty.
Pastor Kim's Daily Prayer: Help Us to Walk Closer to You so that We May Overcome the Temptation of Sin
Thank You for allowing us to look back on whether we are not going against Your laws and commit sins intentionally. We acknowledge that we will end up facing consequence of sin if we do not listen to Your words.
Tim Farron, Leader of UK's Liberal Democratic Party, Announces Resignation, Citing Conflicts with His Christian Faith
Leader of the United Kingdom’s Liberal Democratic Party, Tim Farron, announced on June 14 that he would be resigning, citing conflicts that he faced between being a political leader and a Christian.
‘In Every Workplace, Jesus Is Lord’: SOLA Nexus Conference for Young Adults Takes Place for the First Time
Young adults from more than 40 churches gathered in Southern California for the first ‘SOLA Nexus’ Conference, organized by the SOLA Network, a group of Korean American pastors from nine local churches who have organized the SOLA Conference for college students for the past five years.
The most noble thing is life. There is nothing more precious than life. It is truly amazing that a life is born. One life contains infinite potential. It’s like a big tree in a small seed. It is like having a huge forest in a small seed. All huge forests started with small seeds.
I heard there is a temperature in our language. In Ki Ju Lee’s book, The Temperature of Language, there is a story of a doctor who is taking care of patients. When addressing them, the doctor does not call them by saying, ‘patient’ or ‘sir’ to address the elderly. Rather, the doctor says, ‘Chief Kim’ or ‘Madame Park’.
A church and a non-profit joined hands to offer job skills training to youth and young adults in the Fullerton area. The six-week course, which ran from April to May, was the result of a collaborative effort between New Life Fullerton, the English-speaking congregation of a Korean immigrant church called New Life Mission Church, and Solidarity, a non-profit which serves low-income and inner city children and youth through various programs, including the program which New Life participated in, called Workforce Development.
Lord, You are worthy to be worshipped at all times, even when our life seems miserable and small. We repent for not offering You the best worship at all situations. Help us to always worship You at all given times.
The Scottish Episcopal Church voted on June 8 to remove language in its canon which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman and opening up marriage within the denomination to same-sex couples, making it the first mainstream denomination in the UK to do so.