Justin B. Fung

What happened to January?!

A strange thing happened. I turned around and it was like January had disappeared! If you’re like me, you’re wondering how we found ourselves in the second month of the year already. So here are some highlights of what’s happened in the last couple months, and a short reflection on what God’s been doing so far […]

A prayer for Paris

… and for Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burundi, Yemen, Pakistan, and Palestine — who have also endured evil, violence, and loss of life this week. From Psalm 10, a prayer of deliverance from enemies: 1    Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In […]

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 […]

Being and Doing

Been reading a lot on the relationship between being and doing. Naturally, this was the passage that showed up in today’s devotional: Matthew 7:13-23 (from The Message). Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for […]

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 […]

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