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Journalist Sophia Lee: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and Me

Reflections from a Korean-American on the film phenomenon. Over the past few months, many Asian-Americans have been quivering with anticipation for a movie they say they’ve been awaiting for too long: When was the last time we Asian-Americans had a major Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast? One that doesn’t involve karate chops, nerdy inch-thick glasses, and white-faced, oversexualized geishas? Trailers for Crazy Rich Asians ran on my social media...

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Communications Overload: When Saying ‘No’ is OK

Controversial question of the day: “Do you return every phone call, text message, and e-mail?” I’d love for you to answer in the comments section below, because I don’t. I don’t believe we’re obligated to respond to everyone who calls, e-mails, or otherwise reaches out. Certainly we want to be nice, and we never want to be rude or condescending. However, if you’re going to accomplish something significant with...

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Chris Tomlin at SoCal Harvest Gives Glory to God [Together LA LIVE]

Prior to Sunday night’s SoCal Harvest Greg Laurie asked, “If you were to sum up the message of the Bible in one verse, what would it be?” He then went on to say in his tweet: Join us for the last night of the SoCal Harvest as we welcome Chris Tomlin, Phil Whickham and actress Madeline Carroll. My message tonight is “Forgiven and Free!”If you were to sum up the...

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Together LA Interviews SoCal Harvest Worship Artists Before Taking Stage [LIVE STREAM]

UPDATE SAT 8/18: Together LA chats with Jordan Feliz.UPDATE FRI 8/17 5:37 pm: Together LA chats with MercyMe and Passion before SoCal Harvest Friday Night.The 2018 SoCal Harvest kicks off this Friday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Together LA will offer exclusive free live stream interviews with worship artists such as Grammy nominated MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), and...

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Stories From Skid Row: Angela’s Story

After Angela and her four children were evicted from their apartment, they were reduced to sleeping in the metro station. An officer noticed and referred them to Union Rescue Mission. LETTER FROM REV ANDY BALES, CEO UNION RESCUE MISSIONIn Los Angeles, women and children make up 40% of all people experiencing homelessness. This is unacceptable. Angela’s story is representative of the 215 single mothers and children who currently reside at Hope...

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Houston, We Have a Problem; The ‘Others’ Are Everywhere

The Others are everywhere. They lurk around every corner, in every mall, and in every restaurant and school. They serve you at theaters, teach your kids, take your money at the bank, and pour your coffee. Can you feel it? BY BOB FABEY Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Bob Fabey’s book NotMyJesus taken from the “Houston, We Have a Problem” chapter with permission. Fabey’s commentary is also...

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Greg Laurie Launches #StandWithTheBible Rally Cry After Billboard Controversy

This year, evangelist Greg Laurie is asking those planning to attend the annual SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium (Aug 17-19) to not only bring unsaved friends or family members, but to bring a Bible. The campaign began as the result of a billboard removal controversy that over the last week has drawn national media attention. The Irvine Company, which removed the billboards promoting the Christian outreach event from the...

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Conflict of Interest? 5 Scientists Who Believe In God

Do scientists believe in God? Can science and religion live in unity? BY BILLY HALLOWELL These are key questions that continue to be asked in an era in which these two essential arenas are often positioned as being in eternal conflict. Reality, though, paints a very different picture. The two, in fact, go hand-in-hand, with many scientists embracing a belief in God — and some even openly embracing the Christian...

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USA Olympic Surfing Coach Joey Buran, The Open, and Worship Generation

Joey Buran, who kept a close eye on the U.S. Open of Surfing 2018 held in Huntington Beach last week (7/28-8/5), hung up his USA Olympic Surfing Team Coach hat down for a moment and gave a message at the regular Saturday evening service at Worship Generation church. Buran, who is the lead pastor at the church in Fountain Valley, delivered a message of transformation and salvation, something that he’s...

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Small Groups: 3 Steps To Use Facebook’s Watch Party

Facebook’s Watch Party feature is now available to all Facebook Groups around the world! Watch Party is “a new way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time.” The video content accessible for Watch Party is live streams through Facebook Live and on-demand videos uploaded to Pages, Groups, and Profiles. BY JAY KRANDAFacebook Friends can interact with each other during the same moment as if they’re in...

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