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DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Something to live for and something to die for? #seouladvance #dminlgp

on August 27, 2012

One thing that has struck listening to the Korean nationals sharing with our D.Min students is how Christianity was instrumental to the rebuilding Korea after the Korean war.   In the face of such devastation, Christianity having largely preserved the Korean language, took shape through faith and worship, into prayer and intense missional action.  There…

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Work Hard to Burn…Out!

on August 27, 2012

One of the comments Dr. Daniel Dongwon Lee shared in his presentation that relates to my work is the “Balance in work and rest” issue.It is too easy to wake up in the morning and my first action is to check my emails on my IPhone. Technology significantly increases our work load and the pressure…

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Themes I heard . . .

on August 27, 2012

There were some common themes that seemed to run through the presentations which apply to my ministry context.  The first is focus.  All the presenters attributed their success, at least in part, to clarifying their ministry priority and not departing from it.  A second theme is intentionality.  They talked about mobilizing resources according to a…

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religious competition

on August 27, 2012

This morning I woke up with thoughts regarding the ministry paradigm of “competition.”  Then, the panelists today mentioned that Korea is a “religiously competitive society”; not only within the Christian church (Protestants & Catholics) and between seminaries, but also between the variety of religious expressions within this country.  My thoughts are that we might consider…

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Salvation is not the Gospel- Heresy or Truth?

on August 27, 2012

What is the Gospel? It seems to me that the Korean understanding of Gospel is focused primarily on ‘The Four Spiritual Laws.’ Which for me, brings up the familiar question, ‘If you were going to die today, where would you spend eternity?’ While I appreciate/value/celebrate an emphasis on one’s relationship with God, I think that understanding is limited…

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on August 24, 2012

Heroes Forever Trailer (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Korean church

on August 24, 2012

I think I heard Rev. Bang said that each church that began asked at its inception how they could send out missionaries. So relevant today. Do you think that churches that do not get this, God allows to die?

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Island of Misfits?

on July 26, 2012

This week I’ve been reading through the opening chapters of Dr. Jason Clark’s PhD not-yet-published dissertation. A much more technical treatment of the chapters he contributed to Church in the Present Tense (see my previous post on those), Clark’s dissertation is at once profound and troubling. His quest is for a tertium quid, a third way, between the predominant modes…

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