Justin B. Fung

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What I learned from praying at the White House

I got the call on the morning of Maundy Thursday: Would you be interested in giving the closing prayer at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast? Uh. Yes. Wow. Absolutely. I actually don’t even remember what my response was, but it was probably something like that. My feeling upon hanging up the phone–and the underlying sense all […]

6 Suggestions for Christians for Engaging in Politics

[Disclaimer: I wrote this before I read Bryan Roberts’ “7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics.” Go read that first–it’s shorter and funnier.] With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions having taken place over the last two weeks, we can officially say that we’re entering into election season (i.e. that time when the general […]

Race, a black president, and the gospel

As I read, tears came to my eyes, my heart broke a little, and a sense of (what I pray was) righteous anger began to rise. I was reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest piece in The Atlantic magazine, entitled “Fear of a Black President,” which looked at race, racism, and how both had thus far impacted Barack […]

Photos from Q DC

I got to attend my first Q Conference this week, and what an experience it was: so many great ideas, so many people doing such awesome work, so many things to ponder. For now, here are some of the pics from the last couple days: And for more on Q: Ideas for the Common Good, […]

Obama and me: a common journey

[Official White House Photo: Pete Souza] Yesterday morning, I tuned in to watch the National Prayer Breakfast online. I managed to catch the end of author Eric Metaxas’ keynote, and then the President’s address. I’ve always resonated with President Obama’s expressions of his faith, even from when he was a Senator, and before he ran […]

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