The Challenges of Leading Upward

The Challenges of Leading Upward

Joey Chen

“I don’t trust you anymore.” That’s what I said to one of my church elders as I confronted him about a serious issue with his character. This difficult conversation, which came after many heated and frustrating talks with him, was hindered further by our age difference — I was the same…

Too “Christian” for Mission?

 Too “Christian” for Mission?

Clark Fobes

“Don’t get sucked into the Christian bubble.” That was the warning I people when I left San Francisco to attend college in the heavily affluent, “Christian” suburb of Irvine. Having grown up in city hostile to Christianity, I didn’t really understand their cautioning. But to be honest, a Christian bubble…

Why Do We Sing At Church?

Why Do We Sing At Church?

Jason Min

Given the rapidly increasing popularity of worship movements like Hillsong, Bethel, and Jesus Culture, many wonder whether the church today has placed too much weight on the role of music in corporate worship. But I would argue that our view of music in the church - specifically congregational…