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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I'm the biggest hypocrite of 2015

I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015

I’ve been putting this off for over eight months now. As a writer, I oscillate between the monumental importance of words on the one hand…

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Ferguson to Asian Americans: Deconstructing Silence

Ferguson to Asian Americans: Deconstructing Silence

It’s been 9 days since Michael Brown was murdered by the police in Ferguson, MO. It’s times like these that I abhor Facebook and shun…

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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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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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God of the City, Part 1: San Francisco is Changing

God of the City, Part 1: San Francisco is Changing

Cities are the new the suburbs. It used to be that you grew up in places like Chinatown, the Mission, and Excelsior and you slowly…

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Trayvon

Trayvon

Yesterday night, George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin. I read about it, watched it on TV, saw the Facebook…

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