Of all the things gained from the Q Conference, connecting with the amazing individuals around me has been the most valuable. It has been very refreshing to dialogue and many times just laugh together. I find that it’s easy to become myoptic in ministry and never have any awareness of life outside of that environment including the issues that affect us all. Every person that I encountered at Q extended my view of the Church [big “C”] and culture. Sometimes I need to get out of the Chinese Church. I very much enjoyed reconnecting with Tim Lucas [Liquid] and J.R. Briggs [Resonate] who I did not anticipate being there.
I also had the privilege of spending time with Asian-American leaders/bloggers at the Q conference as well as informal dinners sponsored by L2 Foundation. Among them Ken Fong [Evergreen], DJ Chuang, David Gibbons [NewSong], Charles Lee [Just4One.org], Ted Law [Access], Paul Wang [ECBC? Those Canadians!], Dan Cho [Veritas Forum], Greg Wong [Origins], Brian Kim [NewSong NOC] and Jason Ashimoto [Evergreen]. On the last night we debriefed a bit, encouraged one another and dreamed some.
Here’s some pictures of a few of us sharing some very expensive shaved ice at Koryodang.
David Gibbons presented earlier that day with a similar but equally compelling message that he gave at the Asian-American Leadership Conference in Fullerton, CA [See earlier post: AALC Blogging Part 3 Hype & Substance] The focus here was more on Third Culture and Adaptability.
Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend
– The Theology of Bruce Lee.
There’s some great blogging on this experience. I’ve got nothing.