The greatest grace among God’s grace is found in gaining understanding. Those who lack understanding are like the beasts that perish (Psalm 49:20). Those who lack understanding don’t receive healing (Matt. 13:14-15).
How did the early missionaries to Korea understand ‘pneumatology’? The Korea Mission Field was a fundamental resource that helped to answer that question. PyongYang DaeBuHungUnDong (Pyongyang Great Revival) written by YongGyu Park, the professor of ChongShin University, also gives perspective and a rough portrayal of the contemporary Spiritual movement on the basis of related resources.
One of the greatest gifts from God is emotion. Especially, an emotion called love is a strong power. We live and die for love. We rejoice and mourn because of love. And because of love, we have hope, and we become despair. Because of love, we endure, wait, and sacrifice. The strongest power that moves people is the emotion called love. However, emotions include more than love. When we examine our inner selves closely we discover that various emotions exist in us.
The Ashley Madison scandal has placed the issue of affairs in the national spotlight in recent months, with the focus mostly being on threats, resignations and suicides. As a therapist, I have counseled my share of both adulterers and betrayed alike (for lack of better terms). As such, I felt compelled to contribute some perspectives from the therapist’s chair. I have dissected and identified some of the basic components of an affair, which hopefully will increase our understanding and lead to more prevention and healing.
Missionaries gave much attention to the explosive power of Holy Spirit which took place at JangDaiHyen Church, Pyongyang in January, 1907. With great excitement, they tried to be the first to report the phenomena which was shown in the meeting. The remarkable phenomena that missionaries witnessed may be summed up in definite characteristics as below:
Many Asian Americans tend to equate the biblical command of honoring one's parents with the action of obeying one's parents -- but this may prove to be problematic, and perhaps not always truly honoring. Roy Kim, MFT, shares his thoughts on the biblical command to honor parents, and the pressure Asian Americans may feel to consistently obey them.
On June 26, 2015, the United States became the twenty-first, and most populous country to legalize same-sex marriage, as result of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Now, the issue of homosexuality has become a war without guns in the US. Furthermore, considering America’s influence in the international community, the Supreme Court’s decision for the same-sex marriage will most likely influence other country in various ways.
In Korea, we celebrate Parents Day on May 8th every year, but Americans celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day separately. Generally, in the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of every June. The first Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, a Civil War veteran, William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children.
The Men's Bible Conference at Pyongyang began on the 2nd and finished on the 15th of January, 1907. Other than the evening meetings, they decided to hold noon prayer meetings daily during the period. Although more than 1,500 men gathered in the conference, nothing unusual happened first.
Roy Kim, a Marriage and Family Therapist, advises that Korean Americans may fare more safely in the long run by seeking pre-engagement counseling.
In earlier thesis, Luther rebutted the scholastic tradition that good works done by an unbeliever (without Christ) are said to be dead in the sense that (being without grace) they are not meritorious, but still they were not such as to be mortal, that is, deserving of eternal condemnation. For Luther, the scholastic tradition made us surrender the fear of God.
As we have shown before, Theses 7 and 8 have insisted that works done without fear of God by either the righteous or unrighteous are mortal sins, but theologians of glory are always looking for loopholes and arguing the leg off an iron pot. They raise the following questions; What is one to say of woks that are genuinely good but done by nonbelievers, that is, works “without Christ”? Whether every act of an Unbeliever is a mortal sin?
The work of Holy Spirit risen from WonSan spread over Pyongyang. About 20 missionaries who worked at Pyongyang decided to start the prayer and Bible meeting just as they did at WonSan, and in August 1906, invited Dr. Hardie to their meeting. They started the Bible meeting studying the First Epistle of John.
Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. A Japanese writer, trying to write a critical analysis on the history of world culture, came to an interesting conclusion. He says that if we are to compare world culture, civilization and reality to what we drink, there is a ‘Coffee Culture’ and ‘Tea Culture.’
The Great Revival in 1907 did not take place instantaneously. Its origin came from the one-week prayer meeting which was held by the missionary M. C. White, who came from China in 1903. Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian missionaries participated in the prayer meeting which was held from August 24th to 30th at WonSan.