Allow Me to Re-Introduce The Christ
August 28, 2009, 4:01 pm
Filed under: church, culture, gospel

Together For The Gospel
August 13, 2009, 1:40 am
Filed under: church, events, gospel, ministry

This weekend, August 15-16, ICC is having our annual retreat. The theme this year is Together For The Gospel as we desire to become a community founded on the Gospel and working for the Gospel. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Nathan Carter from Immanuel Baptist Church in the city.

Here’s a brief promo video :

An Exercise in Kingdom-mindedness
August 13, 2009, 1:34 am
Filed under: church, events, gospel, ministry, worship

For the past two years, I’ve been part of a prayer group consisting of pastors from four different churches in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area. We gather monthly to pray for one another’s ministries as well as to intercede on behalf of our community. It has been a great experience of partnership in the Gospel that we are hoping would spread to our whole congregations as well. This past July 12th, we brought all of our congregations together for a combined Sunday service and picnic. It was a great time of worship as we focused on the Kingdom of God. The picnic was also a lot of fun as people had an opportunity to interact over food and sports. As pastors, we are praying that we could continue to encourage one another and partner in greater ways to serve our cities in Jesus’ name.

Here is a video we showed as part of the worship service :

June 11, 2009, 8:15 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

This is how Sunday Service presiders should be calling people to worship…and interestingly it’s by comedian Steve Harvey. It reminds me that if we really put our minds to it and considered the greatness and grandeur of who God is and what He has done, there would be a greater sense of awe and amazement in the midst of our worship. Or maybe to put it another way, we would truly worship and not just sing.

Love Story meets Viva La Vida…Inspiring Piano
April 30, 2009, 7:02 pm
Filed under: music

I found this YouTube video on someone’s Facebook post, and I’m really glad I clicked on it. Not only is the music excellent, but I appreciate the passion with which these two guys play. It is really inspiring.

One In Love South Conference – May 13-16
April 30, 2009, 4:43 pm
Filed under: events

If you weren’t aware, there is going to be a One In Love (OIL) Conference down south at Covenant College in Georgia in just a couple of weeks (May 13-16). I’ll be serving on the worship team as well as giving a seminar. Please pray for the conference and/or go!

To find out more info, go to

Scholar as Pastor, Pastor as Scholar
April 30, 2009, 2:11 pm
Filed under: church, leadership, ministry


After the Gospel Coalition Conference, John Piper and D.A. Carson spoke together on the topic of The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor at Park Community Church in the city. I wasn’t able to attend, but here are the links to the messages.

John Piper on The Pastor as Scholar
D.A. Carson on The Scholar as Pastor
Owen Strachan, John Piper, and D.A. Carson Discussion