Author Archives: Mitch Kim

Way, Truth and Life (John 14:1-14)

In this season of Advent, we remember the first Advent of Jesus’ coming in a manger and look forward to the second Advent of Jesus coming in power. Between these Advents, though, we may feel troubled when we don’t feel … Continue reading

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Discerning Values

At Wellspring, we merged two different ways of doing church with Blanchard and Living Water. One church merger between an Anglo and African American church fell apart because one side did not realize how much they inadvertently assumed that their … Continue reading

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Light: God Dwells Amidst our Darkness (John 8:12)

Are you afraid of the dark? The worst thing about darkness is not knowing whether we will bump into a wall, step on a toy, or fall down a stair with each step. And while God calls us out of … Continue reading

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Stepping into the Mess

People are messy. When I was finishing my Ph.D., I wondered whether my primary vocation would be as a pastor in the church or a theologian in the academy. I knew that I’d always combine these identities, as a pastoral … Continue reading

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Bread: He Came to Dwell in our Hunger (John 6:22-35)

Sometimes we seek but do not find. We idealize a relationship but find it disappointing. We get a new gadget that fails to live up to its hype. We climb up a ladder to the top and find nothing there. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks vs. Grumbling

When we grumble we give power to the circumstance. When we give thanks, we receive power over the circumstance. Israel grumbled in the wilderness because of the hardship of their circumstances. As a result they never broke through the wilderness … Continue reading

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Promise of Multiplication Fulfilled (Rev. 21:1-8)

What if you could know the future?  What if we knew how the disappointments, frustrations and sorrows of life work out in the end? When we watch a movie a second time, knowing how the stomach-tying knots of frustration will … Continue reading

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