Justin B. Fung

Tag: grace

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 […]

Making space to be reminded of grace

A couple weeks ago, I went on a silent retreat. It had been many years since I’d spent several hours in silent prayer, so I decided to aim for a shorter, four-hour retreat this time. Mid-morning, I headed to St. Anselm’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery on the outskirts of Washington, DC, a place that my counselor had […]

Dealing with differences in relationships

A couple weeks ago, at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the Bay Area, John Ortberg and clinical psychologist Rick Blackmon sat down to have a conversation about relationships — marriage in particular. I found it immensely helpful, not just for marriage but for relationships in general. Pastoring in a church that’s over 70 percent single means […]

Thanks, Brennan

(1934-2013) Brennan Manning passed away early on Friday, April 12; he was 79 years old. I am beyond thankful for the life and writings of Brennan Manning. I know he was a flawed and sinful man; everybody did–he never tried to hide it. He was always very transparent with the depth of his failings and, […]

A Resolution

Resolution for 2013? Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18

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