Justin B. Fung

Tag: kingdom of god

Kingdom Resistance

Hey, it’s been a while. Not for lack of desire to get writing done, but for lack of capacity. Maybe some day, when I have more time, I’ll tell you about it. But here I am. I’ll start with this: Happy New Year — both, belatedly, to 2017 and, as of tomorrow, to the Year […]

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 […]

Prayer, the Kingdom of God, and Desperation

[Adapted from my sermon at The District Church: “How to Pray.”] Georgia, in the 1940s. A young woman sits down at her kitchen table, opens up a notebook, and begins to write. Her hand moves slowly, hesitantly, across the page; you can tell she’s thinking as she’s writing, that her thoughts are running far faster […]

Love your enemies (MLK Weekend 2015)

Luke 6:27-36: To you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. […]

Prophets of a Future Not Our Own – Oscar Romero

Reposting this beautiful piece–“Prophets of a Future Not Our Own”–in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated March 24, 1980. A champion for the poor, the oppressed, and the gospel. It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our […]

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