The US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

By: Helen Man In August 2021, the United States completely withdrew from Afghanistan, ending the 20-year-old war. President Biden claimed that the withdrawal from Afghanistan would not look the same as the withdrawal from Vietnam; no one would be dragged off the roof of the US embassy; no Americans nor Americans’ friends would be left behind. The President also cited that

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The Wisdom of “Making Free Choices”-Reflection from Japanese Culture

 By Chion Under the vaccination freedom culture, many countries experienced different waves of protests.  When I thought of the story of typhoon forecast, there was a dilemma of making choices.  For example, the local government only provided the weather forecast, warnings on the waters/mudding, as well as the regions where people must to withdraw.  However, the information or the instruction

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How Can I Help You?

Pastor Samantha Wong 2 Kings 4:1-7 in the Bible records a story of the prophet Elisha helping the poor widow.  The prophet Elisha had a servant, after he passed away, only his wife and two sons remained.  Due to his great debts that he could not repay, he faced that his sons would be taken away as slaves.  The wife

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Follow Me (Continued)

Jesus said to him, “Follow Me” (John 21:19) Growing in Grace, Learning in Serving Thank God for giving me and my wife a new heart in knowing Him, serving Him. After baptizing in 1994, we started participating in the choir, and as we grow in faith, through God’s mercy and protection, and with the encouragement and support of pastors and

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Follow Me

Pastor Chen Biao, Director of IIIM Ministries Theological Education Resource Center USA, East Asia Region Jesus said to him, “Follow Me” (John 21:19) Spiritual Blind I was born in an educated family in China, and like many others of the same generation, I was raised in difficult and tumultuous times. I had never heard of the bible or Christianity before

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Self-transcendence of life

Alice Cheng Bookstores are overstocked with books for successful living. Commercial advertisements also bombard us with how to attain beauty, self-confidence, health, and wealth. Self-actualization and self-transcendence are what we long for. WHO AM I? “I” am a very unified and organized living being. “I” have self-awareness and willpower, physical body, feelings, emotion, and reasoning. My motivation for growth comes

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