A New Creed

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating,  who has come in Jesus the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation,  to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

  

 

Writings

 

 

Mission and Ministry

DPUC Intercultural YAYA Ministry

This mission and minsitry plan is based on the experience and vision of Dentonia Park United Church within Toronto Southeast Presbytery in Toronto Conference of The United Church of Canada.

 

Future Church

From Multicultural Ministry to Intercultural Ministry

How much does the Church realize the impact of globalization and the mass media on cultural life?

 

New Wine in a New Wineskin:

Hopeful vision on

The Future of The United Church of Canada

 

Power Point Presentation

  New Wine in a New Wineskin:

Hopeful vision on

The Future of The United Church of Canada

World is changing with drastic speed that can be describe in so called "hockey stic curve". It is alsomt impossible to imagine the change of people's lifestyle of ten years after. To bring the vision to the world, church must change its way of thinking, acting and working. 

This is the content of the power point presentation prepared by John Lee.  Feed back or reflection is most welcome. 

 

 

Global Justice

Reflection on Global Dreams

We are living in a new age of globalization.  In this new age, changes do not follow what have been imagined and are so drastic thus becomes unpredictable.  

 

Towards a Civilization of Poverty

The bad fruit of dehumanization comes from human being’s sinfulness, which is realized throughout history as oppression and exploitation of the powerless and, in the modern world of globalization, in the widening gap between rich and poor, environmental depletion and degradation.

 

Rebirth of Hope

The causes of our modern world’s problems such as hunger, slums, high infant mortality, illiteracy, high unemployment, and low wages were considered as the result of structural forms of exploitation and oppression. 

 

 

Reflection on

   Listening to the Voice of the Victim

Based on Dark Victory: The United States, Structural Adjustment and Global Poverty by Walden Bello et. al. 

 

Reflection on

  “koinonia” and the “Option For the Poor”

Based on “The Global Money” in Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order

Authors: Richard J. Barnet and John Cavanagh, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.  pp. 361-418.

 

 

Doing Ministry

Understanding of Sin and Han  for  Doing Ministry in Multicultural Context

In our contemporary global village, by the development of  mass media and transportation, there is a more frequent impact of different cultures and religions than at any other time in human history. 

 

Leadership Training

Small Group Discussion: Assumptions and Norms

For a Healthy Ministry in A Church with Diversity: One of the factors we need to include in diagnosing reality - Postmodern thinking

 

Christian Outreach

Reflection on

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

The development of interfaith dialogue began from the thirties by beginning of the missionary enterprise in the western world

 

Reflection on

   Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in the  Theology of Mission by David J. Bosch,

 

  Reflection on

   Christianity without Fetishes: An African  Critique and Recapture of Christianity by Eboussi Boulaga

 

  Reflection on

   Asian reconstruction of the Christian mission by  Choan-Seng Song

 

  Reflection on

   Encountering God by Diana Eck

 

  Reflection on

    Re-thinking Missions, a Laymen’s Foreign   Missions Inquiry by Hocking

 

  Reflection on

   The Christian message in the non-Christian  world by Kraemer

 

  Reflection on

   Christianity and the Non-Christian Religions by  Karl Rahner

 

  Reflection on

Vatican II documents:

Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity

Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions

 

 

On Faith

  Meaning of the Lord's Supper

A definition of sacraments by Augustine is 'visible signs of an invisible grace'.  The Bible does not provide a definition of a sacrament. In the New Testament, the Greek word mysterion later translated in the Latin by sacramentum.

 

The Lord's Supper and Christian Mission

The church's mission is in continuity with the mission of the  historical Jesus of Nazareth.  The synoptic gospels depict the whole appearance and history of Jesus in the light of his messianic mission.  Luke 4:18f. sums up his mission ...

 

A New Creed

Christianity's relevance to the world without losing  its identity is closely relate to our confession of God.  God is the event of agape  and this event of God is revealed in coming of Jesus. 

 

Exegesis on The Song of Songs  8: 6-7

 

Implication of Historical Criticism: Jewish Scripture or Old Testament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a minister of The United Church of Canada

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Updated March 15, 2011

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