Eugene Cho

a letter to my son [a guest post]

More good news: I’ll be hosting some occasional guest bloggers that I believe will enrich the readers of this blog. While I don’t have a list per se, I hope to invite some folks whose voices (and words) I personally appreciate because they challenge, convict, minister, and resonate with me – and it’s my hope that they’ll speak to you in some way.

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Brian Bantum. His full bio is below but this post got me all teary-eyed for various reasons. It’s “a letter to his son.”

I’d be amiss not to mention that Brian also attends Quest, plays the bass on our worship team, leads one of our community groups, is married to a Quest pastoral ah-jim-ah, and just released his first book called Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity. I’m not posting his blog here because he’s a Quester, or because he gave me a free signed book, or because he’s way taller than me and might be able to take me…maybe.

It’s just a worthwhile read.

Here it is. Please read it and let me know what you think. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘the next evangelicalism’ & the changing face of christianity

soong chan rah

Soong Chan Rah isn’t a household name that rolls off your tongue like others in the larger Western evangelical world.  But if you’re at all interested in Christianity and it’s engagement with Justice, Urbanism, and Multi-ethnicity, you’ll want to bookmark his website/blog and take a look at his new book entitled, The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church From Western Cultural Captivity.

Umm, I don’t think he got the memo that ‘happy titles’ sell more books.

the next evangelicalism

Since he’s a professor at North Park Seminary in Chicago, he was one of my primary hosts when I visited and spoke at the seminary couple freezing winters ago.  I recently had a chance to chat and interview (video below) Soong Chan about his new book, the changing face and supposed decline of Christianity and the Boston Red Sox, Cubs, and Seattle Mariners.

Listen to what he’s trying to say about the changing face of Christianity. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, I’ve been saying that as well.  Not to sound ominous, but getting this Read the rest of this entry »

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one day’s wages | video

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Umm, so Melbourne takes their street art/tagging/graffiti pretty seriously. Blocks after blocks. Another attempt to become the greatest amateur smartphone photographer. St. Paul's Anglican Church. #Melbourne #Australia #GalaxyNote4 Wow. St. Paul's Anglican Church in the heart of Melbourne. Was mesmerized by the juxtaposition of the church, skyline, and clouds. Also, diggin' the "Let's Fully Welcome Refugees" sign. Sydney Public Markets. Lovin' the overall vibe and the international diversity of the city. #australia What a joy to preach today at this beautiful inner city Anglican church in Sydney, Australia. Loved the liturgy and sacraments. ...And the Seahawks logo. :) Why, hello there Sydney. Nice to meet you.

my tweets

  • To our Ethiopian Christian brothers & sisters: You are in our prayers. We are so sorry. We grieve and mourn with you: nytimes.com/aponline/2015/… || 5 hours ago
  • Imagine the revolution if every Christ follower went to church wanting to bless someone and then left the church wanting to bless the world. || 6 hours ago
  • Umm, so Melbourne takes their street art/tagging/graffiti pretty seriously. Blocks after blocks. instagram.com/p/1pSM3-SWVi/ || 13 hours ago
  • Justice is not an accessory we put on & off. Justice reflects the character of God and thus, it must reflect the character of God's people. || 20 hours ago
  • About to preach in Australia. Pray that in proclaiming the Gospel, I may honor God, be discerning to the HS, & simply point people to Jesus. || 1 day ago
  • How do we engage so much suffering & injustice in the world? Begin with your heart and our minds & hands will follow. http://t.co/GF9EECUCz7 || 1 day ago
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