Bl@ck Jesus: How a weed-smoking and N-word using Homeboy got me thinking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhV7Zusnd0s

 

So we are in the third week of Adult Swim’s new controversial show, Black Jesus. In the realm of satire, anything in that general vein promises some level of entertainment. So being an educator who is always seeking juicy writing topics from the news, I jumped on the opportunity to have students reflect […]

How do we get better at loving people? The Good Samaritan Parable, taking responsibility, and becoming our brothers’ keeper

It’s not a question we ask often — certainly not often enough given the priority Jesus puts to the verb “love” in His Good Samaritan teaching of Luke 10:25-37. That parable still remains a heckofa grenade that Jesus throws into our christian bunker. It was in response to the question about what it looks like […]

Protected: January 2014 Kim family update

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Great verse and reminder

Wrote this a week ago.

 

I just read a great reminder of a reality that is so easy to forget. It’s in John 5 after Jesus heals the lame man by the pool.

John 5:16-17 in the NLT: So the Jewish leaders began harassing Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules. But Jesus replied, “My […]

Convergence

This is the word that I use to best summarize what this move to Arizona is all about and what the “Basecamp” community is all about: CONVERGENCE. Convergence is for those of us who are tired of living compartmentalized lives of “God, family, and work.” We recognize that spiritual life, social life, work life, recreational […]

Protected: Kim Family Prayer Update – August 2013

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Is Information the Path to Transformation? (a.k.a.,”Books are for dabblers; guides are for adventurers.”)

The title question of this post is a bit tongue in cheek since the average thinking person would say no: information is NOT the path to transformation. Despite what people say, I don’t believe protest to this title is really how the average person actually lives her/his life. Have a problem with child-raising or kids […]

Missionary aroma — it can be smelled a mile away and implications for how we make disciples differently in our community

Today at work, I had an interesting conversation with a N@tive-@merican fellow. We met to discuss how our work programs could better collaborate to better serve the educational needs of low income native-am housing residents in his housing project (For discretion purposes, I’m keeping it vague).

Anyhow, he was guarded at first but began to […]

The flaws of a programmatic and churched life from a Mission and Discipleship point of view

What is the opposite of organic and natural? In the realm of food, man-made, processed, artificially-created, and mass-produced. Think twinkie or sugar cereal. In the world of nutrition, the move has been towards greater health and well-being by opting for whole and natural foods. The closer it is to the way nature produces it, the […]

Protected: Kim Family Prayer Update – April 2013 – part 2.1 (updated further in the last few paragraphs)

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