Justin B. Fung

Category: writing

Forgiveness

Last week, on a friend’s recommendation, Carolyn and I started listening to the podcast “Dirty John.” It’s a six-episode true-crime story, reported and edited by Christopher Goffard of the LA Times. Worth a listen. Anyway, the fourth episode is called “Forgiveness,” and, as we were listening, I found myself thinking, I don’t think I agree with […]

An unexpected pilgrimage

At the beginning of the year, I started in the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Seminary. Last week I was in California to take a class — “Spiritual Formation and Discipleship in the Postmodern World,” with Richard Peace. One of the concepts which stuck with me from class (and there’s much that I’m still unpacking […]

How to Trust God

[Adapted from Sunday’s message at The District Church (Columbia Heights parish): “How to Trust God (or, How to Live in the Kingdom)”, based on Luke 11:37-12:34.] Here’s what I think: in any given situation, you have a choice; and that choice is a matter of trust. The choice is whether you will trust God or […]

What is the gospel?

[Excerpt from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “You Are Not Your Mistakes.”] “There is not one square inch of the entire creation over which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine! This belongs to me!’” – Abraham Kuyper This is the gospel: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and […]

The District Church’s response to Ferguson

I wanted to share with you that this afternoon, The District Church pastoral team issued the following response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and the issues it has brought to the surface. You can read it on Facebook here. — Dear District Church family, This past week, we have spent much time praying and talking together […]

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