In many respects, Pastor Joel Yoon’s current position as the founding and lead pastor of a church in Seoul is a position that his younger self may have felt was completely out of his element.
Where there is unity, there will be reconciliation and healing, according to religious leaders who gathered at an interfaith prayer breakfast on Tuesday, commemorating the L.A. riots that took place 25 years ago on April 29.
North Carolina passed a bill on March 30 to repeal a contentious law that had required individuals to use restrooms at public facilities according to their biological sex rather than their gender identity.
It is Lent. Lent is a season remembering the 40 days of fasting when Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil in the wilderness. Lent refers to a period of deep meditation upon Jesus’ suffering for 40 days until right before Easter Sunday.
I know a pastor who lost his wife a year and a half ago due to medical malpractices. He serves with me on the missional board of directors. Being a man of such few words and considering that I had not known him very long, I was not sure what to say to console him. However in the midst of that, I was thankful that he shared his pains and began his arduous recovery process.
Thank You, Lord, for allowing us to check up on our faith so that we may not remain in fear. As the day of judgement comes near, help us to win over this world by having strong faith, hoping in salvation, and being courageous.
The email stung me. The writer spoke of my negativity about local churches, about how much of my writings are about problems in local congregations.
As You keep Your covenant eternally, we realize that we receive eternal life from You when we are chosen by You.
More Pastors Pursue Racial Reconciliation Through Relational Means Rather than Through the Pulpit, According to Study
Though many pastors have pursued racial reconciliation, more have done so through relational means or through prayer rather than through preaching, according to a LifeWay Research study released on Thursday.
Do Religious Organizations Count as 'Church' in Pension Plan Exemption? Supreme Court Weighs Arguments
The outcome of a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding pension plans may dramatically affect hospitals, schools, and other non-profits with religious affiliations across the country, according to lawyers involved in the case. The case, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, involves hospital employees and three religiously affiliated hospitals: Advocate Health, St. Peter’s Healthcare System, and Dignity Health.
GIFT Counseling & Wellness Centers held its first ‘Eureka’ Conference for young adults. The conference, which focused on the mental and relational health of young adults, took place on March 11 for English speakers, and will take place again on April 1 for Korean speakers.
The Christian Scholarship Foundation of Greater Washington will be offering scholarships to Korean American seminary students once again this spring.
Federal Judge Considers Kentucky Abortion Law Requiring Doctors to Show Ultrasound Images to Patients
After over six hours of a hearing on Thursday, a federal district judge is considering the constitutionality of a Kentucky law that requires doctors to show the ultrasound of fetuses to their patients before performing an abortion.
To love is to have interest. The opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference. Indifference creates a sense of alienation. On the other hand, love is a warm interest. Love connects the marginalized ones to one another.
Newly minted Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, upon visiting South Korea, said in a press interview, “…the policies of strategic patience have ended.” It was a stern warning that the U.S. will no longer tolerate North Korea’s threatening acts, and that they will pay them back in full. Previously, during the days of the ‘Sunshine Policy’, there was a time when patience never ceased.