Category Archives: Unity in Diversity

Stretching hearts, shoveling snow and deepening values

  Life is busy. We have appointments, responsibilities, practices, projects, piano lessons and nap times.  So do I.  Especially the nap times. But today is the first day of Missions Week. And in the midst of the busyness of your … Continue reading

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Others Over Self

      Christ calls us to a cross not a couch. Yet often we want Christ to do for us, believing that Jesus came to make us comfortable. Yet God did not send his one and only Son to … Continue reading

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How do you become a Jedi when you cannot find a Yoda?

When I was younger, I looked for a Yoda to train me and become a Jedi in life. I wanted to be a great leader, Christian, man, pastor and even lift rocks by looking at them. Yet everybody that I … Continue reading

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Healing what is broken

We live in a politically fractured nation. We increasingly listen to news and opinions that confirm our biases but fail to challenge our assumptions. We demonize those who disagree and embrace those who agree. How can we heal the fractures … Continue reading

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Salvation: Horizontal AND Vertical

Salvation is not only vertical. It’s also horizontal. God has saved us from sin for himself to spend eternity with Him, but God has also saved us to serve one another and break down the walls that divide. A church … Continue reading

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A Church United Healing a Nation Divided

How can a church united be a force of healing in a nation divided? Two years ago when our churches merged, we felt called to reach the diversity of our area. Events in Charlottesville, Baltimore, Charleston, Chicago, Ferguson and other … Continue reading

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Korean New Years, Cultures Collide and the Church

In Korean culture, New Year’s is a big deal. On New Year’s Day, families gather to eat dduk-gook (rice cake soup) and play games of yutt-nori together. But the climax of the gathering is when the children sebae (bow) to their parents and grandparents, bowing very … Continue reading

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