Great insight from a TEDx talk by Ruth Chang, and what I’m deciding for this audio podcast
"How to Make Hard Choices" - TEDx talk by Ruth Chang youtube.com/watch?v=8GQZuzIdeQQ
Link to my YouTube channel youtube.com/djchuang
I want to be sharing more of things I’ve learned over the years to help people with Adulting, trying to decide if I should publish my thoughts first or find a few people that want to be in conversation first
One atheist I talked with recently was really stuck on this idea of a God that he doesn’t believe in, I wish he would spend his time and energy on something more productive instead of talking about a God that he doesn’t believe in and doesn’t exist
Curiosity is a great ingredient for learning more about the world, and they say that leadership is constant ongoing learning, and we are learning a ton during this coronavirus global pandemic, and one more thing, one of the best way to learn is to experiment
What is it like for a Caucasian to pastor and minister in an Asian American church? Pastor Matty Blevins shares all in this conversation with DJ Chuang. Well, not everything, but some things he's learned along the way, since he's only been in a non-white church context for a year and a half.
Show notes at the multiasian.church blog https://multiasian.church/a-japanese-american-church-with-a-white-pastor-serving-harmoniously/
Roy Kim talks with DJ Chuang about this taboo subject of how pastors struggle with pornography. Too many pastors struggle secretly with porn addiction. Research says 57% of pastors have struggled with porn and Asian pastors and Asian American ones are no exception. This ugly struggle is true for many men, and some women, regardless of ethnic background, whether Korean American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Indian American, and the many other ethnicities and nationalities in the world, Asians and non-Asians alike.
Show notes at https://multiasian.church/asian-american-pastors-and-pornography/
Random conversations with 2 anonymous guests at post- #cultivate11 conference tweetup at a nearby Starbucks on May 5, 2011
Cultivate Conference = Where culture, innovation and communication connect :: May 4-5, 2011
a chat with Mark Grunden, a small groups pastor at Saddleback Church (one church in multiple locations, in Southern California plus 4 other countries) about how this church is becoming an "All Nations Congregation" as it is stated in one of its strategies for the 21st century
cf. Saddleback Church Core Values & Strategies & Priorities over the course of its history
one more thing I want to work towards making a contribution in the world is this topic.. there’s a lot of raising awareness and education that’s needed to demystify philanthropy in our faith communities
a workshop about the idea for "church without walls" at some event or conference back around 2008, with Daniel Young of NewSong Dallas (when it was around back then)
lowering the bar of doing church, raising the bar of being church
DJ Chuang's sermon titled “Why does it hurt so much?” based on John 11:17-36, delivered at Great Commission Community Church in Arlington, Virginia, on the Sunday of the week when the Virginia Tech shootings happened in April 2007.
More notes at djchuang.com/why-does-it-hurt-so-much
on an evening commute from Chantilly, Virginia, to Bethesda, Maryland.. talked about coughing, interruption from a phone call, transition to a new role at work, thoughts about podcasting, rain in the background noise
Combined 2 audios from April 14th episode and April 18th episode, back in 2005, when i was trying out different production workflows, gear and equipment
my ramblings: trying to do a podcast without post-production; talked about attending a friend’s wedding at Princeton Chapel; emerging church conversation being largely a communication gap