Justin B. Fung

Tag: discipleship

Just launched: Learning to Live

It feels like long-established tradition to apologize for the gap in communications. My mom used to check in on me if I hadn’t blogged in more than two weeks — to see if I was okay! (She’s done that less and less as my blogging breaks have gotten longer and longer!) As always, my hope is […]

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 married: lessons learned so far

Yesterday marked four months of marriage for Carolyn and me. We had a conversation the other day about what we say when people ask us how things have been. Because, on the one hand, we don’t want or need to air the ins and outs of everything we’re going through; but, on the other hand, we […]

Is it impossible to be like Jesus?

At the first session of The District Church’s discipleship class, I began by posing the question, How many of you know that we’re called to be like Jesus? Everyone raised their hand. I followed up: How many of you actually think that’s possible? Only a handful. We dug in a little further and discovered that […]

Following Jesus: Marks of a disciple

[Part 2 of a blog adaptation of Sunday’s message at The District Church: “Come Follow Me”] The second part of our recently-started series title is, “Marks of a Disciple.” The Greek word for disciple in the New Testament is mathetes, which means learner. In Jesus’ day, Jewish disciples would follow their master around, learning how to be like him—how to […]

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