In an earlier post, I talked about how our churches can become more intentional about doing real ministry instead of busy work. But in this article, I address how churches became so busy. Perhaps understanding the origins of dysfunctional busyness will help churches avoid this problem in the future.
Basuki “Ahok” Purnama, the incumbent Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, was found guilty of committing blasphemy by an Indonesian Court on Tuesday, May 9, raising concerns about religious freedom in the country.
The extremist group Boko Haram has released 82 school girls who have been captive for more than three years, Nigerian officials said on Saturday.
Thank You for allowing us to learn how You have blessed and increased the generations when the Israelites were about to serve in the army. Help us to win the spiritual war as we understand one another and treat others with love.
Five young poets and musicians graced the Echo Park area of Los Angeles with personal stories, graceful tones, and high-hitting notes on Thursday evening as they performed at ISAAC’s 11th annual Gala ArtFest.
Just over two weeks after Korean American Tony Kim was detained in North Korea, the Kim regime has detained yet another Korean American, named Kim Hak-Song.
Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty: Some Religious Leaders ‘Appreciate the Gesture,’ But Many Say It’s Not Enough
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that claimed to “vigorously enforce Federal law's robust protections for religious freedom.”
All Nations Church in Lake View Terrace, CA is undergoing yet another transformation for the next generation. After Rev. Jinso Yoo, who had successfully established a rare ‘co-lead pastor system,’ left to Korea, Rev. Tae Kim has been leading the congregation on his own since October 23. Six months later, however, after Rev. Michael Lee was inaugurated into the lead pastoral role in the English ministry (also called All Nations Community Church) on April 23, the church has taken on yet another look.
The Korean church community in Southern California gathered at Junimseun Church on May 4 to observe the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). An estimated 47,000 gatherings took place across the nation in observance of the 66th National Day of Prayer, under the theme, “For Your Great Name’s sake! Hear Us, Forgive Us, Heal Us!”
I have been thinking and learning a lot during my short visit to the motherland. I learned especially a lot through a documentary film about the beautiful life of Missionary Seo-Pyeong Seo (Elisabeth J. Shepping).
I have been following these long-tenured pastors for years. And I have seen consistently seven patterns, or habits, in their lives.
Hundreds of college students from more than 40 churches in Southern California gathered in Artesia from April 28 to 29 for the fifth annual SOLA Conference. More than a dozen pastors from several different churches work together to organize the conference for college students each year.
For the fifth time, dozens of Christian dancers in Southern California will gather and showcase their dancing talent at Rise Up, a Christian dance showcase. This year’s showcase will take place on May 27 at the Marsee Auditorium in El Camino College.
For the first time, Russia has been included in a list of countries noted for the most severe persecution against religious minorities compiled by a religious freedom commission in the U.S.
The Supreme Court rejected a request by a Christian minister and therapist to consider a case against a ban on the so-called gay conversion therapy in the state of California.