Monthly Archive: July 2007

my first time white water rafting

my first time white water rafting

Even though I’m well into my 4th century decade of life, there are still many things I haven’t done. There’ll probably be many more firsts to come. Yesterday was my first time with white water rafting, what a rush! Our...

What is third culture?

What is third culture?

Had a great two days at the NewSong VIBE 07 conference, with a more intimate audience, but extra potent with the teachings of Brennan Manning. He spoke powerfully several simple yet profoundly deep truths: God loves me just as I...

what Piper said about Asian Americans

what Piper said about Asian Americans

I’ve mentioned to several people (in f2f conversations) about John Piper’s remark about Asian Americans during a February 2007 conference called Resolved. Piper is renowned and respected evangelical Reformed pastor, so it should be obvious that these remarks are made...

the unanswerable question. journalist email ethics.

the unanswerable question. journalist email ethics.

Eugene Cho has been put in that very uncomfortable situation of having to answer the Question by Dan Savage, who had (inadvertently or intentionally?) released a private personal email on his own blog and the 300+ comments shows how heated...

candid lunch conversations over ramen soup noodles

candid lunch conversations over ramen soup noodles

Met up with Elijah Fan today over lunch, and had some great conversations. He’s a great hang out kind of guy, and loves the business operations side of things. He’d make a great XP (executive pastor) to compliment a visionary...

orange you the conversation starter

orange you the conversation starter

This polo shirt has been quite the conversation starter. Wore it on Sunday for church and home-hunting in Orange County, and effortlessly picked-up conversations with people along the way all day. (photo by Jeremiah) After church, ran into Stanley &...

What is the Emergent Church? According to Tony Jones

What is the Emergent Church? According to Tony Jones

Here’s a brief history of the “Emergent Church”, excerpted from the paper presented by Tony Jones at a 2007 Wheaton Theology conference but rejected from the publication of the conference proceedings:: What Is the Emergent Church? First off, the name:...

I’m not smiley. what about orphans.

I’m not smiley. what about orphans.

It ain’t easy being me. Like Michael “Internet Monk” Spencer, I am not the consummate smiley yellow happy face. They have stickers and t-shirts for that. Excerpted from iMonk’s Laugh or else:: I am not the smiling guy. Preacher or...