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The 15th Churchwide Assembly of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Re-elects First Female Bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has re-elected the Reverend Elizabeth A. Eaton as presiding bishop. At a vote taken on August 6th at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was elected 725 out of 897 votes cast. The Assembly will last up to August 10th. "We're church, church first," Eaton said. "Our lives have their basis and meaning in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” The Assembly holds elections every six years to elect a presiding bishop. In 2013, the Assembly elected Pastor Eaton as the first female presiding bishop.

Joshua Choon-Min Kang is the senior pastor

The Wisdom of a Person Who Learns Well

The Wisdom of a Person Who Learns Well We all have an instinct in us to grow. Observe young children. Children feel the greatest joy when they grow up. When a child is born and takes his first steps, he experiences incredible joy. When you start to read and write, you will experience an unspeakable pleasure. Growth produces joy. That is why we choose to learn for growth even if it is difficult. Growth is not produced spontaneously. Growth is produced through deliberate choices.

Joshua Choon-Min Kang is the senior pastor

Wisdom that Pursues Beautiful Change

Wisdom that Pursues Beautiful Change The world is changing at a fast pace. If you do not change according to this changing age, you will get left behind. It is not easy to survive. It is great to be alive, and to survive. But in order to survive, you must pursue constant change. Of course, you should not pursue change for survival alone.

Living Faith Church sits on Pico Boulevard

Finding The Way

Ashley Kim watches over her two small kids as they scamper around the back pews of Living Faith Presbyterian, a church that sits on Pico Boulevard on the edge of Koreatown. The 35-year-old second-generation Korean American says that she has always gone to the same church as her parents, but this isn't technically true.

"Ahn's church staff prepares drinks and food for the congregation before mass begins."

Seoul's Trendy Cafe Churches Cater to Korea's Youth

Seoul, South Korea- Coffee grounds, an electric bass guitar, and the Gospel? It's an uncommon set up for a church. Sunday service, after all, is traditionally a formal affair for Christians in the country

Young Nak Celebration Church hosts series-based bible studies for their singles ministry called The Vine

Single Korean Americans find comfort in God despite pressure to marry

A guitar's serene melody fills the room at the Young Nak Celebration Church campus in South Los Angeles. A group of mostly Korean Americans sway to the rhythm of the music, their eyes closed and arms extended, their palms facing the ceiling as they worship God through the music. On Friday nights, Young Nak Celebration Church hosts series-based bible studies for their singles ministry called The Vine.

Rev. Sam Shin led a largely Korean-speaking crowd of 400 in prayer to open a worship service after a world education missions conference at Young Nak Presbyterian Church on February 1, 2018. Shin led

Rev. Sam Shin's story sounds straight out of a Hollywood film.

Shin worked in law enforcement as a narcotics and SWAT police officer in Alaska, and then as an undercover cop with Korean gangs in Los Angeles. He got involved too deeply as a gang leader and was sentenced to jail time. After a dramatic conversion in jail, Shin dedicated his life to being a pastor. Now he leads his own church supports nearly 1,400 pastors as the first English-speaking president of the Southern California Korean Ministers Association.

Sang Min Park (left) is the leader of Yonsei’s Christian Student Union, which is an umbrella organization that coordinates all the other Christian clubs on campus

Elite Christian College Students Keep the Faith

SEOUL, South Korea- Around 100 students from Christian clubs across one of Korea's most elite colleges, Yonsei University, gathered for a joint worship service on a recent weekday evening. The subjects of their prayers reflected their anxieties: the Korean economy, unifying North and South Korea, the expansion of Christianity and corruption in Korean churches.

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