Seth S. Kim : Transforming Lives & Transforming the World.

UG Retreat Reflections

I have been terribly behind in my e-mails and even in my blog posts. I think all the back-to-back revival meetings and retreats are finally catching up with me. But I would not trade what I have witnessed and experienced for the world. This past UG retreat in Chicago was a fresh reminder for me why we do what we do as a church. Here are some quick reflections: 1) The first of anything is...

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Undergraduate Retreat in Chicago

        This weekend some of the band members and I will be going to Chicago for the first Undergraduate Retreat for HMCC of Chicago. It is hard to believe that we just finished our Undergraduate Retreat here in Ann Arbor. We are expecting the same blessings that God poured out here in AA, if not more in this coming retreat. It is going to be a busy weekend, but it is worth...

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Marriage Principles from CNN?

It is always refreshing when secular media covers a topic that is important to the Church and to God. In a world where marriages are crumbling, people (even secular people) are seeing the importance of common sense. This is why the CNN article caught my attention when I saw the title, “Saving Marriages Must Be a National Priority.” Even though the writer of this article got a divorce, it was pretty interesting to hear his...

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The Preacher’s Kid

I guess there are some benefits of being a PK when it comes to giving a speech. Everyone in Josiah’s class has to give a 5 minute presentation about some explorer who impacted world history. He had to do all the research on Captain James Cooke. Then he had to write up a report and prepare a speech that he has to give in front of his class. Since I speak in front of people...

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Clergy Appreciation 2007

As most of you know, the month of October is dedicated for Clergy Appreciation. It has been so encouraging for our family to see how the church is taking this opportunity to honor us. Already, several small groups have given so generously to our family. Today, during our married couples’ small group, they took some time to go around and share something that they appreciated about Christina and me. It was really touching to hear...

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A New Generation of Men

               Just recently, Dr. Steve Lee in Kenya, Africa forwarded an article about Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEALS who died in combat in Afghanistan. Yesterday, President Bush awarded him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, which was received by his father and mother. What caught my attention was his profile. I am realizing that Ed Cole’s phrase of, “Being a male is a matter of birth....

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Leadership Lessons Luncheon

We had our first Leadership Lessons Luncheon this afternoon. For those of you who have not heard about this yet… after the Undergraduate Retreat the staff and I had a greater burden to help develop leaders in our church. If we are going to see a strong church then we need to influence people while they are young and in their formative years. We thought that having a “brown bag” lunch discussion on various aspects...

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The Youngest Governor

        This past week history was made. Bobby Jindal, son of Indian immigrants became the youngest governor in United States history. You can read up on the story here. Couple of things about this newsworthy event struck me: 1) He is a minority. This is huge because he became the governor NOT OF California or New York BUT the state of Louisiana. Yes, Louisiana. The state that has had history of racism...

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Christina’s B-day

God knew what He was doing when He decided to create a life that would bring so much joy and happiness to this world. My life has never been the same the day I met her. The family and I followed our birthday tradition today by having the birthday person choose the restaurant that they want to go to. Then as we were eating, we went around and shared one thing we were thankful to...

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This Weekend’s Blessings

What a long day… or shall I say a long weekend. On Saturday, Christina and I had to leave early from the revival meeting because my family needed to get back to Ann Arbor. I ended up sticking around in Chicago for Sunday’s celebration at HMCC of Chicago. Pastor Paul’s message on “The Gospel for the Shamed” really spoke to me as I was reminded that true freedom from shame comes when we know that...

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CFC Revival Meeting Update 1

As Christina and I were driving onto campus to get to the revival meeting, we were getting very nostalgic. We started reminiscing about various things that we did when we were in college and various places that had special meaning for us. I spoke the first night and it brought a lot of memories coming back to the place where Christina and I consider our spiritual home. I found out that it was the 17th...

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Going Back to Our Alma Mater

        Today, the family and I will be heading out to Chicago. We are going to drop off the kids first with my parents and then Christina and I are heading down to the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. I, along with Pastor Young Kim from Grace Covenant Church and Pastor Paul Kim from Renewal Presbyterian Church, will be taking turns preaching at Covenant Fellowship Church’s revival meeting. More than the preaching,...

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What the @#$%&*!!!

I used to be a bit credulous to any studies that researchers or various scientists claim to be a “new discovery.” But now, I am a bit hesitant to jump on the bandwagon until there is more replicable research done on the matter. In fact, that is a criterion of a good research… the results can be reproduce. In the midst of all the great discoveries through research, there were some that violate integrity and...

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Tensions in Life

Life is full of tension. What a person does with that tension will determine how things will turn out in their life. It is hard always living with the tension. We will either choose to alleviate the tension or we will self-destruction under the weight of the tension. Are these the only two options that we have? If we choose to alleviate the tension there is a temptation to alleviate it in a self-centered way...

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