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01
Oct
08

Victor Lin Trio Concert in NYC, Oct 3

Catch another fine upcoming performance by The Victor Lin Trio at The Calhoun School: 433 West End Ave (at 81st St) New York City.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
Showtimes at 7pm and 9pm

Featuring
Victor Lin
, piano
Phil Kuehn, bass
Joe Saylor, drums
and special guests!

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors
RSVP here: www.calhoun.org/page.cfm?p=1953

Related Post:
Victor Lin CD Release Party

30
Sep
08

Imprint: Culture Lab

So many conferences around this time. Wish I could be at all of them.
Here’s one the one that I would have picked above all others: Imprint Culture Lab, at the Japanese American National Museum, CA, Oct 1.


ICL was founded to investigate and curate global creative culture, and foster cross-pollination between business and creative entities. It’s in its third year and the speaker lineup this year is impressive. These guys are the hitmakers. They’re influencers. They create cool. I love the intersection of Asian-American culture and creative power.

Among the cool:
Mark Arcenal
Founder/Creative Director for Fatlace and a member of the Nike Global Digital Design Group
Jeff Staple
Founder/Designer, Staple Design
Julia Huang
CEO of interTrend Communications, Inc.

Conference Hop
Catalyst Conference 2008, georgia, oct 8-10
Lead for the City, st. louis, mo, oct 20-22, 2008

Wish there were more NorthEast happenings so I can attend. Know of any upcoming 2008 or 2009? or of any around the world that I should consider blowing my budget on?

29
Sep
08

Have You Ever Slept Under A Cardboard Box?

Perhaps we may not experience personally what it’s like to be homeless and sleep on cardboard but we can help their plight. This is a great creative solution called The Le Clochard Project by SZN a foundation which hopes to help young homeless people in the Netherlands. You can look like you’re homeless or incredibly fashionable with this duvet quilt cover and pillow case set. A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of this set funds housing projects which prioritize supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education.

The quilt cover comes in several sizes in a price range from about $73 to $117.
A set of two pillow cases costs about $22.

Sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless young person doesn’t have to.

[via doobybrain]
29
Sep
08

Coffeehouse Theology

Just received my copy of a newly released book, Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life published by NavPress by my buddy Ed Cyzewski [inamirrordimly.com] from Biblical Theological Seminary. I heart Ed and you should too. I don’t deserve it but I get a nice little acknowledgment in it. Thanks Ed! And thanks Marla [coffeeshopjournal.com] for letting me know before I got my copy. Check out her blog for thoughts on third spaces.
I’ll be doing a review of Coffeehouse Theology soon. There will be a blogging tour of his book [link for schedule]. I think it’ll be a great resource to help the Christians apply theology to everyday life. Ed’s already written two study guides. Christians need to think or perhaps think harder but very often they don’t know how to when it comes to everyday issues.
Regardless anything containing the word “coffee” is cool and sells well.

I recommend picking up this book and reading it with a cup of fine coffee from onevillagecoffee.com, a socially conscious roasting company started by another abcpastor friend, Scott Hackman.

26
Sep
08

Fringe Quote On Guilt


I love this quote from the new J.J. Abrams show (Alias, Lost), Fringe

“I want to take a shower from the inside out”

– Fringe, FBI Agent Olivia Dunham

Doesn’t that describe guilt and sin well?

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately since I’ve sorta been on vacation with a newborn. Logan is officially a month old tomorrow. Can’t believe it’s been a month. How convenient does this coincide with all the new season premieres.

Related Posts:
J.J. Abrams on Mystery

23
Sep
08

Gen Y and Heroes

Monday nights have been revived for me. You’ll find me glazed over watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Heroes. I’m still eagerly waiting for new episodes of Battlestar Galactica (ETA: Jan 2009). NYTimes reviewed the new season of Heroes and gives us some great insight into Gen Y. If you don’t have a clue about Gen Y then here’s a good way to start. It’s important to know the things that shape a generation and their attitudes towards the world. Unfortunately, the church tends to be years behind the times and still trying to minister to generations before. I deeply appreciate James Chuong‘s approach to tell the Gospel in this context. Check out, From Four Laws to Four Circles. As you read and understand Gen Y you’ll see how well the Four Circles works to convey the story of God today.

Insights From Times Review
The current economic crisis confirms Gen Y’s worst fears that their baby boomer parents are leaving them a world convulsed by war, drowning in debt and melting down under global warming.

And Generation Y has more special abilities than any previous one: these are people who came of age taking the Internet, BlackBerries, cash machines, Facebook and iPods for granted. They also take the taking for granted. They are the most coddled, indulged and overprotected generation ever. Swaddled in safety and self-esteem, they have all been assured that they are special. They don’t rebel against their parents or even seek independence; they welcome an electronic umbilical cord that stretches through high school and college and even the post-graduate return to the empty nest.

“Your mother, my father, God knows what else they’ve done. How much longer are we going to have to clean up their mess?” – Matt Parkman, Telepath on Heroes

Every Generation Has Heroes
Each generation thinks less of the next generation. The Boomers were the hippies. Gen X were the slackers. I can’t help but have some of my own criticisms as I have worked with Gen Y over the years. I do get frustrated with many of them but I know it is unfair to make sweeping statements of an entire generation. Generally they are certainly driven individuals. Especially among Asian-Americans, talented, privileged. Demanding? Who doesn’t want work-life balance? They want to be CEOs by their mid twenties but only prepared to work 35 hours a week to get there. Wouldn’t that be nice? Big rewards with little or no effort? The old paradigm used to be work hard and eventually you’ll make it. Now it’s be famous for doing nothing. They want the life of heirs and heiresses. I want to just say, grow up! — Er… or more spiritually say, we need to leave room for God to disrupt our lives. We’re all ordinary people called to be heroes who have all of God’s resources to fulfill that calling. But if we really want to be real heroes, we have to decide if this seemingly impossible mission of God is worth giving everything up for. At some point, we need to confront our hypocrisies – what do we desire more?

The Post Gen Y Generation (11-13 in 2008, born in 1995-1997) is in formation right now. We’ve yet to know what they’re attitudes will be as they are being shaped by a world that offers no easy answers. I think they will be a conservative generation. They know their world has limits.

How will we shape theology and minister to them?
Have we even started that discussion in the church yet? Oh, I’m 10yrs too early.

Related Posts
Apple Love and Gen Y
Links
Gen Y Myths Debunked

17
Sep
08

Last House Standing

Last House Standing

Last House Standing

Photo: David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images

This is an absolutely incredible picture. So many things can be said.
It makes me think of my faith against the storms of life.

A single house is left amidst the debris and destruction laid upon by Hurricane Ike on the village of Gilchrist along the Texas coast.

Updated
CNN: Their House Survived Ike, But It’s the Only One Left

16
Sep
08

Missional Christianity…Church Beyond Boundaries

“Missional Christianity… Church Beyond Boundaries”

Biblical Theological Seminary leading the way in teaching Missional Theology is hosting a conference addressing theological and practical challenges for the future of the missional church. Additionally this conference will feature the installation ceremony of John R. Franke as the Lester and Kay Clemens Professor of Missional Theology. Franke’s seminal work Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context is essential reading for you ministry geeks. This event features leading practitioners and scholars in the missional conversation: Darrell Guder [Also must read: The Missional Church &
The Continuing Conversion of the Church] – Tim Keel – John Franke – Brian McLaren – Scot McKnight – David Dunbar

Friday, October 10, 2008
1:00pm – 9:00pm
Biblical Seminary 200 N. Main Street, Hatfield, PA

LOOK WHO’S ON THE BIBLICAL WEBSITE!

05
Sep
08

12seconds

I’m a 12er. Well, kinda. Less than a n00bie at 12ing but find it fascinating. I’ve only done two 12s so far.
Now if you don’t know what I’m talking about I’m referring to 12seconds, a free video microblogging site kinda like twitter but with 12seconds of video. If you don’t know what twitter is then fuggetaboutit.
You get 12 seconds. That’s it.
Use your web cam, MacBook/Pro (built-in) or mobile phone and broadcast your life.
Why only 12seconds? They’ll tell you that anything longer is boring. They’re getting closer to a public beta and like the beginnings of Gmail they’re slowly dishing out invites to join but this weekend 12ers have an unlimited amount of invites to give out.

If you want an invite leave a comment or hit me up.

My 12second Feed

02
Sep
08

GOOD MAGAZINE ON US ECONOMY

A GOOD Production. Very nicely done. Check it.




abcpastor
[american born chinese pastor]
seeks to be that third place for those who are american born chinese [abc] in ministry.
[i]
here we may explore issues unique to the chinese church and doing ministry in that context
[ii]
expand the intersection of asian american culture and christian faith
[iii]
or simply expose what goes on in the mind of this abcpastor

this may be a bit ambitious or even naiive but i do hope that through the posts we can bring together different faith communities, passions for the advancement of the Gospel and the equipping of the body of Christ.

if you are an abc pastor or have any suggestions or would like to contribute to make this space evolve, just comment.

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