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Walk in the Light

Thanks to the Rev. Marci Auld Glass, pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, ID for this sermon about bodies, the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the separation of families on the border, and justice, love, peace, and hope.
“Our faith calls us to care for these children, being housed in cages, as if they were our very own. Because they are. Our faith calls us to also recognize our connection to the people putting children in cages. Because they are our own too.”

Glass Overflowing

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho

June 24, 2018

1 John 1

Who, exactly, was Jesus?

Was he a teacher who said some cool stuff, a healer who healed some folk, but was pretty much just like you and me—maybe a wiser version of the best of humanity?

Was he God, himself, come down from the clouds of heaven on a lightning bolt to walk among us, but not really be like us? Did he just appear to be human, a divine hologram, but was actually all divine, angel, glory filled awesomeness?

Was he somehow both? Fully human. Fully God.

There is a struggle in the books of the Bible, contending for the nature of Jesus’ identity. It’s why we claim that the whole of scripture is God’s word to us, because it takes a lot of different voices for us to get a…

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Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean

Grace Ji-Sun Kim on pursuing peace on the Korean Peninsula.
“But peace won’t come if we remain afraid. It’s hard to overcome the kind of prejudice and cultural bigotry that perpetuates a vicious cycle of fear and hatred across generations. I experienced how hard it can be as I prepared to meet with Ambassador Jang. But when I saw myself in him, I was able to see both of us as reflections of God’s love for the world. This moment was the beginning of a fruitful conversation. Embracing our neighbors is not a voluntary act but something that God requires of us. Why are we afraid?”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Read my new piece, “Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean” for The Christian Century. Please do share!

picture of Korean border fence Fence of the military demarcation line, South Korea (Getty images).

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Purple flowers, Whitestone 3

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9 May 2018
Whitestone, New York

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Memory Has No Statute of Limitations: Women Do Not Forget Sexual Assaults Against Them

Grace Ji-Sun Kim reminds us that memory and truth have no statute of limitations. She reflects on ways that powerful people can help silence women whose truth we need to hear.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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Inter-Korean Summit and the Hope for Peace

Korea is always on my friend Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s mind. She reflects on the Inter-Korea Summit and the hope for peace.
“Koreans live in hope. Hope that the wall of war, tension, and distrust that has separated families, friends, and neighbors and scarred the peninsula will one day be a remnant of history. Hope that the Korean War can be ended, and peace can be restored, and justice can be established. Hope that this beautiful peninsula can one day be reunited.”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Let us pray for peace in the Korean peninsula.

Below is my reflection on the Inter-Korean Summit happening on April 27, 2018.

We all live with hope for peace.

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Purple flowers, Macy’s 2018 Flower Show 5

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26 March 2018
Macy’s
Manhattan, New York

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Purple flowers, Macy’s 2018 Flower Show 3

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26 March 2018
Macy’s
Manhattan, New York

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