Category: Holiday

Martin Luther King Jr., Black Lives Matter, & The Church

One of my worst moments in seminary happened when I missed two weeks of Church History class. Why? Because the day I got back to class, I had no idea what we were talking about! My timeline of a historical narrative was fragmented, and without taking that into... Read More »

Don’t Miss the Star

Away from the busy city filled with lights, the dark winter nights are bright with stars. The celestial configurations enrapture, and the stillness captivates. The lesser lights of the busy city streets can be distracting. The light below veils rather than unv... Read More »

Why I Read Matthew’s Gospel on Christmas Eve

I will never forget one Christmas Eve many years ago when my family decided to read the account of Jesus’ birth in Mathew instead of Luke. It’s a tradition among my extended family, as I’m sure it is with other families, to read Scripture at this special... Read More »

Advent: Waiting, Remembering, Rejoicing

It is that time of year again, or, as we sing along, “the most wonderful time of the year.” The so-called Holiday Season is a joyous time for many people, as it is for me and my family. The ability to travel and rekindle relationships with family and frien... Read More »

Thankful for the Evangelical Church in America: A Korean-American Perspective

As all Americans reflect on what they’re thankful for and especially the way God providentially brought the Puritans to settle this great nation, I wanted to write something personal and from the heart. An ode of gratitude to God for America, if you will. Ho... Read More »

Honor the Lord, Remember the Vet

Words are significant to the expression of language in the art of communication, just as dates are significant to the cycle of one’s life. Each year, some days are more important in meaning than others. We remember our birthday; hopefully, our wedding annive... Read More »

A 9/11 Prayer for Our Nation

Virtually every generation has one of those moments where they will forever remember what was happening when a tragedy struck. My grandparents’ generation had Pearl Harbor. My parents’ generation had the assassination of JFK. My generation has Sept. 11, 20... Read More »