May 282010
 

Over the course of a decade, I’ve posted and/or gathered a ton of content here at djchuang.com. I’ve only started tagging my blog posts less than a year ago.

Here’s what I’ve tagged so far, at the time of this blog post: (for the live-updated list of tags, see the site map; and the top 5 tags are now converted to categories)

church
conference
event
Asian American
video
multiethnic
book

internet
blog
leadership
leaders
life
free
multiracial
ministry
interview

leader
culture
twitter
pastor
Christian
web
maturity
blogging
emotional

unconference
wetoku
conversation
Christmas
chat
online
social media
emergent
bible

relationship
faith
travel
live
innovation3
talk
worship
development
mentor

pastors
churches
personal
Starbucks
innovation
links
communication
emerging
theology

people
Dallas
power
mentoring
idea
gospel
listing
relationships
contest

ideas
media
missional
search
meetup
sex
English
health
presentation

change
sermon
discussion
coaching
religion
social
community
tips
directory

wifi
mobile
Obama
racism
diversity
conversations
webcam
emotions
prayer

tech
technology
networking
evangelical
lunch
color
America
time
audio

value
gathering
global
Chinese
question
Asian
job
holiday
tokbox

work
strategy
software
accounting
celebration
open
catalyst
context
Keller

world
google
relating
magazine
blackberry
opening
organization
orange
iphone

website
motivation
vacation
poll
feelings
WordPress
publishing
growth
God

race
spirituality
tour
database
values
experience
marriage
exponential
personality

convention
mission
practical
extrovert
introvert
results
non-profit
meeting
third culture

virtual
learning
sexuality
depression
survey
network
writing
recording
real

camp
connect
ethnicity
naked
pastoring
food
education
dialogue
bloggingheads

planting
resources
kingdom
fund
story
collaboration
authors
program
discipleship

review
year
embed
preaching
restaurant
blogs
honesty
opportunity
building

missions
lifestreaming
content
news
find
livestream
ideation
multi-site
racial

email
influence
webinar
webcast
saturday
words
churchtechcamp
mature
public

publish
character
spiritual
Korean
church2.0
creativity
chicago
12seconds
notebook

co-work
sms
McCain
expo
Saddleback
hotspot
korea
reading
friendship

books
list
social network
ustream
wellness
family
identity
relevant
justice

deciding
movie
inauguration
dc
speaker
branding
marketing
card
tweetup

fellowship
blogger
language
closing
thanks
SoCal
call
Irvine
greeting

OC
homeless
podcast
multiple
group
president
car
wear
coalition

developing
emotionally
new
q
events
carson
mercy
piper
future

insight
demographics
desk
office
library
portland
mouse
pad
grow

self
forum
history
emergence
lifechurch
slow
jeremiah
age
eq

intelligence
devotional
dna
chiropractic
perfection
sin
sinless
campus
political

Hawaii
balance
pace
rhythm
photos
develop
representative
space
programs

reproducing
Aliso Viejo
theooze
streaming
example
metaphor
vodcasting
coffee
cafe

gossip
debate
JetBlue
airline
podcasting
retire
birthday
disillusion
photo

essay
sna
airport
fedex
tired
curve
flight
Olympics
Beijing

michigan
stadium
commentsphere
commentosphere
city
vocabulary
soularize
schools
margin

blogosphere
comments
sorbetto
itunes
diary
froyo
filter
browser
chrome

vivanno
alpha
boundaries
men
women
update
theme
gratitude
busy

stereotype
least
unchurched
529
churched
most
cities
company
pain

sorry
apology
intent
Latino
Hispanic
resolution
conflict
finding
minority

college
funds
Santa
merry
eve
red
Urbana
paid
dinner

resource
Urbana09
word
normal
aid
scholarship
university
money
costs

controversy
easy
poverty
social justice
impact
distance
truth
traditional
interweb

howto
laptop
taboo
hot
videos
multisite
connection
whrrl
skype

twitcam
lifestream
journalists
return
foodie
cooking
reality
teaching
plan

schedule
tools
person
knowledge
energy
perception
remote
followers
capacity

reasons
information
data
small talk
philosophy
calendar
politics
market
notes

web app
economy
price
unpaid
volunteer
stress
transition
aggregator
fundraising

nonprofits
team
storytelling
partner
funding
reviews
auto
memory
Buggs

obituary
memorial
death
elite
southeast
autobiography
BBS
contributors
how to

preacher
feed
ecumenism
teacher
business
case studies
examples
metrics
ROI

worship leader
grief
youtube
class
keys
song
implementation
column
one

unity
ideacamp
reconciliation
cultural
gmail
release
press
apps
generosity

rescue
capital
gift
real estate
hire
strategist
disaster
haiti
donation

double
matching
consulting
contract
coach
philanthropy
help
care
access

nonprofit
articles
semantic
meaning
AIDS
gatherings
navigator
xbox
top

popular
Jesus
Christianity
process
formation
disciple
verge
dying
decline

attrition
statistics
skypecast
cereal
cost
contextualization
seminary
presidential
budget

evening
check
fact
bias
American
creating
decision
viewer
reader

judgment
Anthem
article
summit
why
documentary
washington
POTUS
healthy

confession
show
homosexuality
gay
skypepast
seminar
listen
homosexual
business card

connecting
lecture
last
USA
full
Randy
buzz
name
professor

Pausch
mom
spreadsheet
4wheel
thrill
mountain
colorado
gnomedex
party

vote
tie
security
offroad
deeper
competition
California
San Francisco
achiever

compete
friends
intimacy
thanksgiving
Orange County
homelessness
newsletter
goals
plans

habits
planes
trains
lifeline
growing
tunnels
random
traditions
religions

users
thoughts
immaturity
digital
pray
expression
interracial
strengthsfinder
strengths

method
traffic
A-list
brand
facilities
school
ABC
shortage
stream

feedback
preview
author
planning
strategic
Easter
wireless
forgiveness
action

calling
bluetooth
telecommuting
coworking
practices
record
Virginia
updates
realistic

optimism
tumblr
djchuang
fast
Philadelphia
dining
trip
representing
good

ethics
affairs
incarnation
moral
rules
hotspots
finder
ethical
friendships

anger
dynamics
design
foundation
woman
redesign
rural
bulk
edit

follower
following
campaign
makeup
challenge
ranking
bloggers
difficult
tough

image
beauty
websites
hard
manage
management
wisdom
vision
treasure

divorce
Durham
United States
revolution
movement
Carolina
talent
multiply
monkey

senses
tool
app
fish
Gibbons
simplicity
stages
Nashville
home

Oct 302009
 

Let’s take a look at my inbox and see what we find…

Question: I am student, studying ministry. Am at the end of the third year and I would like to start my ministry after I graduate. How would you be of help to me — to find material about church planting ?

My Answer: There has been a growing number of resources about church planting in recent years. A quick Google search has many links that’ll get you started. 3 of my favorites are www.churchplantingnetwork.com + www.church-planting.net + www.rcpc.com .

As you can see, there’s lots of information online. The best place you’ll want to be is the Exponenential Conference, April 19-22, 2010, in Orlando. This is the biggest gathering of church planters and church multiplication organizations that can give you the support, coaching, and launching pad for church planting — more resources than you can count!
2010 National New Church Conference
Todd Rhoades has been counting up the many reasons to be at Exponential — here’s a sample :
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Sep 232009
 

In tonight’s class about multi-site churches, I mentioned a number of resources ::

Back story :: my pastor friend Ray Chang (Day 1 video) is in Taiwan on a vision trip with Ed Stetzer. Ray’s teaching a church planting couse at Talbot Seminary this semester. He graciously invited me to substitute-teach his class tonight for 3 hours. I didn’t think I could use that much time, and turns out, we did. Lively discussion ensued after I gave an overview of what a multi-site church is, 5 basic models, and examples of what it looks like. We explored why a church would use a multi-site strategy, how it could complement (or compete with) a church planting strategy, and ended the evening talking about internet campuses.

And, I see that there’s a new interview video of Ray Chang by Ed Stetzer about second generation Asian Americans and God’s global mission.

I hope the conversations can continue — add a comment below.

Sep 272008
 

Lots of buzz words dominate the conversations I’m hearing: excellence. productivity. purpose. effective. passionate. mission. vision. results.

Frankly, it’s overwhelming to me. The past 2 weeks have been humbling to me, and I’ve had to slow down. And, Craig Groeschel spoke to this powerfully last Sunday. Towards the end of my travel season, some circumstances have indicated to me that I gotta pace myself better and add margin. No need to worry about me — my health is fine.

So, what I’m learning is to not push myself so hard, trying to be frenetically driven, always looking for ways to be more productive, more excellence. It strikes me as being more workaholic. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t do our best, or that we shouldn’t grow and improve ourselves. Not to say we shouldn’t achieve and do great things. What I am saying is there’s more to being human and healthy and sanity.
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Aug 022008
 

Why Saturday Surprises? I find more stuff than I can blog about. And, it’s sorta my version of Contextless Links [jordoncooper.com was 1st early adopter I know of], Friday Link List, Random Links, Links List, Mixed Links: Good Stuff for Nonprofit Marketers…. other places I share my finds: my public Google Notebooks, del.icio.us/djchuang, Digital @ Leadership Network

Jul 192008
 

Bible App for iPhone powered by YouVersion, free at that; even if I don’t have an iPhone (yet?), it’s still very nice

Tired is the new Fine. I’m noticing that answers to “How are you?” is switching from “Fine.” to “Tired.” Haven’t you? In DETAILS magazine — Being Tired Is Not a Status Symbol — “Some people think telling everyone how exhausted they are makes them seem important. But flaunting your fatigue only makes you insufferable… Stop complaining–No one cares how tired you are.” [ cf. So Tired: Where Web surfers go when they haven't slept a wink; EDGE's Jeanne Harnois notes, "Caffeine, the new status symbol"; tired.com contrasts with wired.com ]

Pastors in rural area churches, or “in the sticks”, there’s a conference for you in Loudonville, Ohio — aptly called “the sticks” conference, November 11-12, 2008. [ht: LeadingSmart] cf. conference blog has latest updates and a Free Gas giveaway.empty gas guage

Kinko‘s is fading away. Several months ago in car with wifey, behind a FedExKinko’s truck, I commented to her that the Kinko’s font is so thin compared to the FedEx font, I think Kinko’s is going to fade away and disappear. Lo and behold, it’s now official. I saw it coming, er, going.
fedex-office

Jason Calacanis retires from blogging and holds a mock press conference to answer questions. He’s only been at it for 5 years; I’ve been blogging since 1999. But then again, I didn’t have to deal with the pressures of being an A-List blogger.

Starbucks is closing 600 of its stores all over the United States, and here’s a list of 7 in Orange County that I have been to and/or have co-worked at:

  • valley view & firestone 16610 valley view ave la mirada ca
  • pch & boat canyon 636 n pacific coast hwy laguna beach ca
  • lake forest & muirlands 22621 lake forest dr lake forest ca
  • marguerite & college dr 28171 marguerite pkwy mission viejo ca
  • trabuco hills 27775 santa margarita pkwy mission viejo ca
  • newport & el camino real 14001 newport ave tustin ca
  • newport & main 13681 newport ave tustin ca

See the complete list of Starbucks stores closing before June 2009. [ht: savvywallet] 3 other OC Starbucks are closing too.

Jul 122008
 

I am now 42 years old. Had a joyous birthday earlier this week (I’m not giving you the exact date of birth to prevent identity theft) – THANKS for all the Facebook birthday wishes (more than 42!) and presents and presence. Thrilled to have a full Godfather table (Buca Di Beppo) for belated celebratory birthday dinner last night. My kind of dining ambiance! I’m not into group photos, so there ain’t any, gottaproblemwiddat? The best happy birthday wish I got at birthday dinner:

About presents and gifts for me, in a world of gift cards, here’s my insider tips: I love Starbucks, Five Guys, Under Armour; Target, B&N is okay; I don’t shop at Best Buys, but often get their gift cards, so kindly stop it. Could also use my amazon.com wish list as a shopping guide….

Here’s my surprise finds for the week: