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Tim Keller Together LA

Pastor Tim Keller at TogetherLA Conference: The Gospel “Absolutely Has Social Implications”

Pastor Tim Keller, the lead pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, was featured as one of the main plenary speakers for the TogetherLA Conference, a conference at which individuals from various backgrounds gathered to learn and discuss how they can more actively love the city of Los Angeles. On Friday morning, which was focused on the social challenges of Los Angeles, Keller shared that the gospel lived out would and should tangibly change societal norms and attitudes, and thereby change conditions of society as a whole. He shared that this has already happened in history.

Phyllis Sortor

Phyllis Sortor, Missionary from Seattle, Kidnapped by Armed Men in Nigeria

Reverend Phyllis Sortor, a missionary from the Free Methodist Church in Seattle, was kidnapped by a group of armed men in Nigeria that is now demanding $300,000 in exchange for her release, according to reports on Tuesday. Sortor, who is a U.S. citizen, was at Hope Academy in Kogi state at the time of the abduction, which took plalce around 10:30 AM local time, according to NBC News. NBC further reports that there were five armed men who raided the school, but the raid resulted only in the abduction of Sortor; no injuries or deaths were reported.

Underwood mission seminar

"Mission Is a Work Started by God, and He Will Finish It"

Chang-Hwan Park, the director of Underwood University’s Mission Center, held a mission seminar series from Feb. 9, starting 10 AM. Despite the rain and bad weather lately in Atlanta area, the seminar hall was packed with students and pastors who wanted to listen to Park’s insight.

ISIS Burning and Crucifying Children

The depths of cruelty the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been imparting on its victims knows no bounds, as the militants are now selling abducted Iraqi children as sex slaves and even crucifying other youth or burying them alive, the United Nations reported.

Holistic theology

'Holistic Theology' Brings Together Apsects of Various Existent Theologies

Dr. Myung-Yong Kim, the president of the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS), advocated that the 130 years of Korean Christian history has resulted in the fruit of a 'Holistic Theology,' and asked that the Korean immigrant church in the U.S. would join him in this theology.

815 prayer rally

Why the Church Should Care about North Korea: "It's on God's Heart"

August 15, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary since Korea became independent from Japanese colonial rule, a day known as “Gwang-bok-jul” in Korean. It also marks the start of the divide between North and South Koreas, as the Soviet Union slowly started gaining influence in the north, and the United States the south. A group of Korean Christians have been seizing this year to pray specifically for the reunification of Korea and for God’s love to abound in North Korea.

Military chaplaincy

U.S. Military Chaplaincy as a Calling and Mission Field

“People encouraged me to take the path of a pastor, but I wanted to do something that would push me to challenge myself even more.” Pastor Kye-Chang Lee, who is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, led the first U.S. military chaplain seminar for Koreans and Korean Americans at Los Angeles Onnuri Church on Jan. 26, at which about 30 people were present.

Turkey refugee camps

"The Perfect Time to Share the Gospel with Syrian Refugees"

“We praised God and prayed that the souls of the Syrian refugees here would be able to experience the love of God at the cross at Calvary, and receive salvation. We’ve witnessed the doors of heaven being opened as we proclaimed the gospel to the Muslim refugees, and prayed on behalf of them in the name of Jesus.”

Saeed Abedini

President Obama Meets with Family of Pastor Saeed Abedini

During a recent visit to Boise, Idaho, President Obama met with the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran for his Christian faith. President Obama told Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of Saeed Abedini, that bringing Abedini home to the U.S. is a “top priority.”

Prayer movement

Korean Church Leaders to Continue Prayer Movement throughout the Country for the "Spiritual Revival" of the Nation

Korean church leaders have officially begun an intercessory prayer movement for the nation. The Korean Christian Council in America (KCCA) and the Jesus Awakening Movement of America (JAMA) will be leading “The United Prayer Movement of Local Churches for the City and for America” in various cities in the nation, starting in Orange County, to Dallas, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Seattle.

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