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Writing your own obituary

I regularly lead or attend funerals in my role as a clergy person. Writing your own obituary isn’t just for when you get older. It can be an important exercise to reflect on the direction of your current life. Here … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on being the Beloved of God

Henri Nouwen preached some incredible sermons at the former Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California back in the 1990’s. He shares some incredible insights on what makes us human, the meaning of life, and the ministry of Jesus. Nouwen entices … Continue reading

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How the rich and powerful display their wealth at death

Bloomberg reported recently, “For many of the rich and powerful, funerals are becoming the final opportunity to flaunt immense wealth, competing with weddings and birthdays as a rite of passage worthy of a small fortune. They’re choosing to be laid … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

My latest blog series on paying attention in the Life for Leader’s devotional.

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My full remarks on Yuli Gurriel and the MLB

I joined several others Asian American leaders to denounce the racist gestures and remarks made and an appeal to Yuli, the MLB and our nation to move toward healing and reconciliation. See the coverage from ABC7 here and my statement … Continue reading

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Life for Leaders: Daily devotional resource

I’m a new guest contributor to this fantastic resource called Life for Leaders. You can sign up for this daily devotional and be encouraged by a team of incredible leaders including Dr. Mark Roberts and Uli Chi. As we head into this … Continue reading

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A Liturgy for victims of violence

(Adapted from Rick Morley’s 2013 “A Garden Path” written after the Boston Marathon tragedy) One: I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how … Continue reading

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Together LA – So What?

The three day conference featuring Tim Keller gathered numerous churches and Christians who sought to learn from one another as to how to love our city better by working together and laying down our “brands”. I remember Bishop Charles E. … Continue reading

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The real cost of living: Would $150,000 make you happy?

As we in Los Angeles gather for the TogetherLA conference Feb. 26-28, I can’t help but think that at some point churches need to get together to talk about not only housing for those experiencing homelessness like my friends at … Continue reading

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Free Dinner and Tim Keller!

Next week will be a historic gathering of many of the Christian leaders and churches that are in Los Angeles. Pastor Tim Keller will be coming and I’m looking forward to all the women and men from various denominations, ethnic … Continue reading

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