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

My Instagram

I have to remind myself of this every day. Every day. Still glowing from last night's evening walk with my daughters. 
#discoverypark #seattle Father - daughters night. Grateful to be a Dad. Cherishing these days... It's one of those nights in Seattle. #sabbath #discoverypark SW1 area London. Must come back for more than a 2 hour walk. Hogwarts. Long live the Queen. Downtown Abbey. Bend it Like Beckham. Winter is coming. Brilliant.

In other words, London is quite beautiful.

my tweets

  • BREAKING: Minhee and I are on a date past 10pm. Woohoo! Enjoying the brilliant Seattle band @VerlaineMusic http://t.co/jZEl4XsveR || 7 hours ago
  • If you've read my book "Overrated", would you do me a kind favor & leave an honest review on Amazon? Thanks so much: amazon.com/Overrated-More… || 12 hours ago
  • We can't please everybody. Be kind & respectful to all but when we live with convictions,there will always be skeptics, cynics, and critics. || 20 hours ago
  • RT @AnnVoskamp: So done w/ turning away: ISIS: What the News isn’t telling You & Why We Can’t Afford to Pretend It’s Not Happening https://… || 21 hours ago
  • The view comparison between flying into Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle. I choose water, trees, clean air & mountains. http://t.co/dI1J0s6TWH || 1 day ago
  • People that condemn certain people to be beyond God's redemptive power & grace must have no understanding of God's redemptive power & grace. || 1 day ago
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