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Thom Rainer

Ten Traits of the Healthiest Churches Ten Years from Now

I am not a prophet. Please don’t stone me if I get one of these ten traits wrong. And while there is a good bit of subjectivity in this article, I think I am basing my projections on clear and evident trends.

Joshua Choon Min Kang

The Wisdom of Completing What Has Been Started

Wisdom is needed in order to complete a work that’s been started. It is definitely not an easy thing to complete a work that’s been started. Many people live without completing the things that they have started.

Joseph Choi small profile

Why Medical Insurance Companies Should Invest in Seminaries

Imagine that a normal, healthy 52 year old woman—a loving wife, mother of two children, a devout woman of faith who regularly volunteers at her church—suddenly suffers a massive stroke and comes to the ER. What would the family choose to do when they find out the possibility of her waking up and living life the same is close to zero?

Thom Rainer

Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders

They are the two most common causes of forced termination of pastors. 1.Weak leadership skills. 2.Poor relational skills. Much has been written in the past decade on leadership skills. The body of literature on the topic is massive and growing. I certainly have little to add in a brief blog post.

Joshua Choon Min Kang

Longing for Silence

I sometimes long for silence. Words are important to pastors because they live by words. But in the midst of continuous preaching and conversing with people, there are times I long for silence.

Thom Rainer

Five Reasons It Is So Painful for a Pastor to Lose a Church Member

“I don’t want you take this personally, pastor, but we are leaving the church.” Yeah. Right. The church member might as well have stabbed the pastor with a knife while noting it was not personal. One of the most painful and personal aspects of a pastor’s ministry is the departure of church members. Of course, I am referring to church members who stay in the community, not those who move out of town.

Joshua Choon Min Kang

Life Lessons Learned Through Ping-Pong

I always knew that exercising is good for the health, but I actually haven’t been exercising regularly. Whenever people ask me, “What kind of exercise do you do for your health? How do you keep your health?” I awkwardly answered, “I do breathing exercise.”

Bonchul Bae

Evangelical Pneumatology IX: The Rise of Protestant Pneumatology from Wesleyanism

John Wesley's pneumatology is significant as we deal with the contemporary Christian pneumatology. When Wesley encountered the experience of Aldersgate Street at May 24, 1738, it meant that he already received the Puritan doctrine of conviction. This kind of conviction, in that sense, can be called as the new conversion.

Joshua Choon Min Kang

The Wisdom of Concentration

I’m growing in wisdom every morning as I meditate on the Word of the book of Nehemiah. God has entrusted Nehemiah with a task of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem.

Joshua Choon Min Kang

Faith Is the Treasure of Treasures

For the next 20 weeks, I’m planning to speak about the people of faith who are mentioned in the faith chapter (Hebrews 11). To speak more strictly, I am going to witness the Word about the people of faith who have experienced God.

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