On the Other Side

I have been going to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s library this whole week. It has been interesting to see some of the younger seminary students. It brought back a lot of memories of my seminary years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I couldn’t help but to think about the excitement, enthusiasm and the energy that I […]

Backward Masking

In the early 1980’s with the rise of the holiness movement, people were encouraged to throw away their secular records (we did not have CD’s or mp3 back then). Some of the youth pastors and Christian leaders held “Rock & Roll Seminars” to explain the various dangers of listening to secular music. One specific aspect […]

Dissertation Research Update

It is not easy to keep up with fitness when a person is away from home or traveling. All the extra items (i.e. running shoes, extra shirts and socks, etc) that have to be packed deter a person from keeping their commitment to health. But on this trip I decided to be faithful to my […]

Starbucks and Lessons on Leadership

        Yesterday for 3 hours (5:30PM to 8:30PM), all 7,100 Starbucks stores in the United States closed for a barista re-education. This equals to about 135,000 baristas getting trained or shall we say re-trained. In the last quarter, Starbucks have seen a drop in profits which has caused layoffs, the closing of […]

The Arts Breaking Through

        With New York Philharmonic going to Pyongyang, North Korea recently, it made me think once again about the importance of the Arts and Media in the whole Transformasphere Movement. I am a believer that music and the arts are universal languages. Whenever I travel, I am constantly struck with how music […]

Dissertation Writing In Boston

I arrived in Boston yesterday in the evening. I am going to spend this whole week writing some portions of my dissertation for my doctor of ministry degree that I am trying to finish at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Not too long ago, I felt a great burden to hurry up and finish this paper. A […]

Google Calendar for Destiny Campaign

I just signed up for prayer on various slot for the 40-Days to Destiny (40D2D) on the Google Calendar. It is going to be exciting to see many people in our church sign up for a prayer time slot. The 40-Days to Destiny will help focus the whole church (and even the alumni) to prepare […]

Ministry in Chicago 02.23.08

I am heading out to Chicago right now. It is going to be a full weekend of ministry. I will have the opportunity to impart the DNA of our church, as well as meeting up with people to encourage them to live for God’s Kingdom. I will also be doing our first pre-marital counseling in […]

Global ACCESS Retreat Update

Last night, we had our opening worship session for our first-ever Global ACCESS retreat. It was a great joy to see so many people there at the retreat. I realized that we have a good percentage of international students in our church. This retreat has really been a dream in the making. We have always […]

Faith of a Child

This morning, as I was getting ready to drive the kids to school, I couldn’t find my wallet. Then as we were driving, it dawned upon me that I lost it as the family and I were sitting down and enjoying our dessert at a mall. I was sharing with the kids how it was […]

Global ACCESS Retreat

        We are having our first international student’s retreat in our church over this coming weekend. Global ACCESS, our international ministry in our church started with a handful of people but now it has grown into a viable and expanding ministry reaching out to many nations here on the University of Michigan […]

Tea Connoisseur

After lunch, we went to a place called the Tea Gallery, owned by one of Pastor Victor’s members. It is an Asian furniture store and tea gallery all in one. We ended up tasting some great tea. I am amazed at all the skill and technique that goes into preparing the tea. I ended up […]

Living and Leaving a Legacy

Abraham Piper introduced his father, John Piper at one of the Pastor’s Conferences that the Desiring God Ministries held back in February. Someone forwarded me the actual text and the video of Abraham’s introduction and it really moved me. So often when a person is a public figure (especially pastors), it is easy to fool […]

The Tragedy at NIU

Last Friday morning I read about the tragedy that happened on the campus of Northern Illinois University. I had some time to reflect on the incident and there were some lessons and reminders for me: 1) God is drawing attention to the college campuses. I don’t know why but within the last couple of years, […]

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