Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

Dr. Chuck’s calligraphy sits over the desk in my new apartment, a verse from 2 Timothy. It says, “God did not give us a spirit…

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Unity, Anger, Conversion, and Hillsong

Unity, Anger, Conversion, and Hillsong

Well, that escalated quickly. Whether you engaged or ignored, agreed or disagreed, got angry with me or at me, it’s all good. In the digital world,…

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Hillsong Church: Do Not Colonize San Francisco

Hillsong Church: Do Not Colonize San Francisco

Ben Houston, pastor of the famed Hillsong Church, recently posted this video announcing the planting of Hillsong’s new San Francisco campus: I’m sure there are…

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San Franciscans: A Modern-Day Epistle

San Franciscans: A Modern-Day Epistle

Greetings Nate, a follower of Jesus by the grace of God, To the church of God in San Francisco, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus…

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A Typical Sunday in the Chinese Church

A Typical Sunday in the Chinese Church

Every Sunday, it’s pretty much the same routine at First Chinese Baptist. I typically arrive 10 minutes late. This isn’t intentional, of course, but I’ve…

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The inner city needs you!

The inner city needs you!

The other day I received an email with the subject title, “The inner city needs you!” complete with exclamation point. What followed was a series…

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Coming Out: Queer People and the Kingdom of God

Coming Out: Queer People and the Kingdom of God

The first time anyone came out to me, I was a junior in college. Up until that point, I didn’t have any close friends who…

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Why are all my friends going to Reality SF, Part 2: My conversation with Dave Lomas

Why are all my friends going to Reality SF, Part 2: My conversation with Dave Lomas

A few weeks ago I sat down with Dave Lomas, head pastor at Reality SF. Why he would meet with a scrub like me is…

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Asian American Christians: No Place to Lay Our Heads

Asian American Christians: No Place to Lay Our Heads

Happy 2014! One of my new year’s resolutions is to better formulate my experiences as an Asian American, particularly as they relate to faith. I…

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God of the City, Part 2: Rich Christians in an Age of Gentrification

God of the City, Part 2: Rich Christians in an Age of Gentrification

Last time, I talked a bit about how San Francisco is changing and how we may be more responsible for those changes than we’d like…

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