Justin B. Fung

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Slow down

Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. – Dallas Willard In the spiritual life God chooses to try our patience first of all by His slowness. He is slow: we are swift and precipitate. It is because we are but for a time, […]

How do I know my calling?

[Adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “How Do I Know … My Calling?”] “How do I know?” is one of the most common questions that comes up in counseling, in prayer, in conversations. How do I know what God’s calling me to? How do I know if I’m supposed to be with this […]

Being right is one of the hardest burdens to bear

Indeed, being right is one of the hardest burdens human beings have to bear, and few succeed in bearing up under it gracefully. There is a little placard I have seen that reads, “Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change, and when we are right, make us easy to live with!” A […]

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 […]

RIP Dallas Willard

Gordon Cosby. Brennan Manning. Dallas Willard. These three have passed on–“fallen asleep,” as Jesus might say–in the last couple months, and I am forever grateful for the paths they carved, the tracks they left for me to follow. Dallas Willard passed away this morning at 77 years old. I don’t feel particularly adequate to articulate […]

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