Why can’t Koreans get along?

On Friday, we were going through Design for Discipleship 2.1: The Life (NavPress) and we began with the section on “God’s Godness.” Question #7 tells the student that God is omniscient and that He knows what is going on in their life. So, what did I do? Being the troublemaker pastor that I am, I decided to point out the elephant in the room. I singled out one of my students and let him know that although his parents were no longer going to our church and he was going through confusing times, that God knew what was going on in his heart and that God would watch over him. Continue reading “Why can’t Koreans get along?”

Pastors Are Lazy or Overworked?

Recently, I have heard members complain about lazy pastors, so I thought I would go online to find supporting articles to educate these people about the fact that pastors are not lazy. They are just overworked and under-paid/under-appreciated. Unfortunately, what I found was an overwhelming number of websites claiming that pastors are just great at making excuses. There’s an irony there, because pastors have been gifted with the ability to communicate proficiently (and they are paid to do so every Sunday). Continue reading “Pastors Are Lazy or Overworked?”

Jin Shil Choi

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The Last Scandal (AKA My Wife's Scandal)

Umm . . . I’m speechless. I have not been impacted by the death of a celebrity like this in a very long time. Maybe the last time was when Biggie died. The photo here is of . . . I guess . . . her swan song appearance. She was making a comeback after years of obscurity. She was THE actress of the 80s and 90s in Korea. She was often referred to as the Meg Ryan of Korea. I think the impact would be totally the same if you had heard that Meg Ryan had committed suicide. Continue reading “Jin Shil Choi”