An 11th grade student at Global Vision Christian School shares her and her peers' experiences at school.
The New Year is a gift of God. New Year is a gift that God especially gives to us to start afresh. God is the One who renews all creation. God made us into the new creation when we believed Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). To us, who became the new creation, God gave new spirit, new song, new language, new heart, and new dream. God is the One who renews our youth like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:5). As another year passes by, how can we celebrate the new year with hope?
The most important aspect that a person of prayer must have is patience. We have tendency to give up very easily when we pray. When we sow a seed, we have to wait with patience until the seed buds and grows. No seed grows overnight.
Thanks to social media, people have found many reasons to feel #Blessed. Those reasons include the birth of one’s child or finding a job to bragging about what one’s significant other did for them or the birthday messages they got on social media. I suppose all of those are good reasons to feel blessed.
Roy Kim (MFT) shares his thoughts on how individuals can process and understand divorce as a part of their lives in a healthy, non-shaming way.
In December 2015 cover story of Vogue, a popular fashion and life style magazine, actress Jennifer Lawrence is to have said she “can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights.” She doesn’t specifically state what “women’s basic rights” is supposed to be, but from the context of the interview, as she talks about being raised a Republican but not wanting to support the party,...
There have been a lot of theological controversies on the subject of Holy Spirit especially in Korean Christianity for many decades. The various doctrinal and denominational backgrounds has made theologians so confused when they come to theological talks on the subject. Most of reformed theologians are apt to abstain from talking on spiritual gifts such as speaking in other tongues or prophecies, while the Pentecostals much more focus on the subject than...
Before I met Jesus, I suffered from an inferiority complex. Because of my inferiority complex, I was afraid of meeting people. ‘Inferiority complex’ is a belief that you are less worthy or important than other people. Inferiority complex is derived from a sense of inferiority. A sense of inferiority creates an image of inferior self. Inferiority complex made me shrink down to less.
Thanksgiving is truly a good thing. When we embrace thankfulness, our hearts are warmed and softened. When we give thanks among one another, our hearts are moved and inspired. We sometimes shed tears from being inspired deeply. That’s when our hardened hearts are often softened -- through the tears. Those who give us true inspiration are the ones who give thanks even during difficult circumstances.
Before Thanksgiving Day, I pondered the difference between Eastern and Western cultures in term of how they view and display respect. For this, I was given the example of two great philosophers who led the flow of ideas in the East and West: One of them is Plato, a western ancient philosopher and the other is Meniculcs, a Chinese ancient philosopher.
Pastor Joseph Choi discusses why he believes pastors should discuss certain social issues with their congregants from the pulpit. It all comes down to helping them to have a biblical worldview, he says.
When I graduated from the seminary and was about to start a pastoral career, people around me encouraged that I ought to become a competent pastor. They told me if I want to be a great pastor, I ought to acquire skills. Since that day, I asked myself these following questions. What are the skills? How are the skills developed? How are the skills accumulated? For what do I need to acquire skills and for whom do I use those skills? These questions are not only applicable to me, but likely in any career field.
Reverend Joshua Choon-Min Kang shares his thoughts on the wisdom that is learned through incidents of failure, and how Christians can continue to move forward despite them.
Last week on the Reformation Day, I received some questions about how Luther and the Reformed Church, including John Calvin, understood the concept of justification and sanctification. This article will help Christians easily understand the theological differences of Luther and Calvin.
In the earlier thesis, Luther asserts that only when all humans fear the judgment of God, they can avoid pride and have true hope. In this thesis, Luther emphasized that, “In the sight of God sins are then truly venial when they are feared by men to be mortal.” While thesis 11, pertains to concern for the work of humans, thesis 12 pertains to concern for the affections of humans. In other words, we must fear judgment in all aspects of ourselves; not only in our works, but also in our affections.