Road Rage and the 10 Commandments

The Vatican issued a 10 commandments for drivers. You can read the article here. It is a bit surprising since most people are used to the Vatican speaking out on abortion, homosexuality, or capital punishment. I am guessing it is due to all the road rage that is out there on the streets. They warned […]

Thoughts on “The 360 Leader”

        The topic of leadership is my passion. I love devouring books and articles on leadership. The topic can be discussed from Christian authors or even secular authors – it really doesn’t matter because any leadership principles that work in the world are always biblical principles. John Maxwell is known as the […]

A Guest at HMCC of Chicago

Yesterday, HMCC of Chicago was blessed to have Pastor David Yang from All Nations Mission Church visit our Sunday Celebration. He is leading a growing bi-cultural church in the New Jersey area. Since his son attends our church Pastor Yang brought his whole family to spend some time with Josh before he took off for […]

The Funeral Tells It All

I still remember attending my first funeral. I was about 10 years old. All I remember from the burial service was the wife screaming and crying as the husband’s casket was being lowered. I just remember my heart being saddened. Since then, I have attended more funerals and I am expecting many more to come […]

The Ordinary Opera Guy

Since some people know that I like opera, I have been getting a lot of forwards about Paul Potts, the mobile phone salesman from South Wales, who is a contestant in the new British talent search show called, Britain’s Got Talent. The fascination with Paul Potts is that he is just an “ordinary” guy but […]

Birthday Feasting

I guess as people celebrate their birthdays, it is often times equated with going out to eat. It is an extra bonus when people end up paying for you. Yesterday I had breakfast with the kids at one of my favorite breakfast places. Then the staff took me out for lunch. Finally for dinner, Christina […]

Ruth Graham Gone Before Us

Today, on June 14th at 5:05PM, Ruth Graham went to be with the Lord. I was pretty moved by the news article in CNN and their depiction of her. Read it here. I think her life is summed up well by the words of Billy Graham, “Ruth was my life partner, and we were called […]

Popsicle Outreach

I really love it when a vision is cast and then the people of God take it and run with it. Some of the small groups in our church have been trying to live out the missional church mandate. It is amazing to find out some of the creative ways they are coming up with […]

Summer Student Gatherings

        For our Friday night ACCESS gatherings in AA, we have changed the focus a little bit. First of all, during the summer we are meeting just once a month (compared to every Friday night). We really wanted the small groups to be more missional and find creative ways to experience not […]

The Night Life Pioneers

        We are finishing off a two-year theme called, “Church Beyond the Walls.” For some reason, when the staff and I first talked about the theme (2 years ago) we had no idea how everything was going to turn out. All we knew was that we, as a church, needed to be […]

The Google Influence

Today, after a long day at the office, I was going to my car which was parked in a parking structure. It was a bit strange to see plain clothed security guards on the premises. This is the first time seeing so many all throughout the parking structure. So I decided to ask one of […]

The Unified Sound of Cicadas

When I was going to the airport a cicada got stuck in the windshield wipers. We were trying so hard to “release” the poor little fellow by turning on the windshield wipers… but to no avail. The destiny of the little critter was determined. But for every one that dies, there are hundreds more that […]

Processing Through Ideas

This morning I had breakfast with Pastor Jimmy, our site pastor for our Chicago site. We spent some time sharing our hearts with one another and bouncing off ideas. It was an encouraging time. Harvey Firestone, the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company said, “Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so […]

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