One Day in the Life of an Open City Church During the Pandemic
on October 12th, 2020
My recent blogs about reopening churches drew several disapproving responses. One objector charged that “churches are considered non-essential because...  Read More
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Is Working Hard a Racial Ideology?
on October 5th, 2020
Little did Mary Paik Lee know that her memoir, "Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America" (1990), allegedly contains an idea that, according to Robin DiAngelo’s bestseller "White Fragility" (2018), can “cause the most daily damage to people of color” (5). Really? Lee’s book tells...  Read More
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Is Church Essential? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why?
on September 28th, 2020
I’ve been in public ministry since 1982, and as an evangelical Protestant, I often acknowledge when our movement makes mistakes, which happens too frequently. But when outsiders talk...  Read More
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Which is Riskier: Joining Protest Marches or Attending Physical Worship Services?
on September 8th, 2020
On May 4, when a friend showed up for a walk without wearing a mask, I was a bit taken aback. At a time when the fear of COVID-19 was exacerbated by a...  Read More
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Are We Living in the Last Days?
on September 1st, 2020
The doctrine of rapture posits that any day now Jesus will descend from heaven and meet the believers in the air, and then they will return to heaven (1 Thess 4:15–17), at which point the seven-year tribulation will...  Read More
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Is BLM a Marxist Organization? Do All Black Lives Matter to Them?
on August 25th, 2020
Is BLM a Marxist outfit? Perhaps so, since Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of BLM, said in a 2015 interview: “Myself and Alicia [also a co-founder of BLM] . . . are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.” But Cullors...  Read More
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What BLM and Jesus Agree About the Nuclear Family
on August 19th, 2020
Pastor Ryun Chang discusses about the relation between BLM and the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.  Read More
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Whiteness: Is This Something Only White People Can Perpetrate?
on August 12th, 2020
Pastor Ryun Change answers the question, is this something only White people can perpetrate?  Read More
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Riot or Resistance?
on August 5th, 2020
Pastor Ryun Chang shares his reflections on the injustice and brokenness of the community.   Read More
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To Open or Not to Open: Let’s Not Divide Over It.
on June 24th, 2020
Written by P. Ryun Chang Ben Witherington, a long-tenured professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, is a top New Testament theologian. So, it was jarring to read what he said on April 20—because theologians usually don’t talk like this—against those believers who, after enduring several weeks of shelter-in-place, wanted to return to work. He said, “SHAME ON YOU FOR URGING PEOPLE TO VIOLATE THE GRE...  Read More
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Being an Asian American During This Pandemic
on June 24th, 2020
Pastor Ryun shares about how the society currently views Asian Americans and what affect it has on them during the COVID-19 pandemic. He adds on how Asian Americans as Christians should act and hold onto the truth.   Read More
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Complicated Theology Surrounding COVID-19
on June 24th, 2020
Pastor Ryun shares about the complicated statements theologians are making about the pandemic and faith, and gives his perspective on the issue.   Read More
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