But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00

Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Jesus?

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Yesterday was Good Friday, and on Good Friday we commemorated a very specific murder—perhaps the most significant murder in human history. We remembered that Jesus was murdered on a cross.

In this post, I want to answer a question. Who is responsible for the murder of Jesus?

Now, at the...

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The state of New York celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by ensuring that abortion rights in the state cannot be changed even if the landmark Supreme Court case is overturned.

On Tuesday, the New York Senate and Assembly together passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Under the act,...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 03:53

Biblical Manhood Defies Cultural Boundaries

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Recently, a personal care brand released a commercial that has taken social media by storm—not because of an increased interest in personal care products but because of the controversy surrounding the commercial’s messaging.

I’m...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 18:02

Becoming What You Behold

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One of my favorite words is “behold.” It’s six letters, two measly syllables—in a word, unassuming. Yet it’s captivating. It’s commanding. Behold.

When you see something beautiful, there’s wonder. There’s awe. You behold.

Like when I was in the...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 03:13

A Prayer This Christmas

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Ruth C. lives in Washington, DC, where she can often be found happily reading on a park bench under the shade or sharing a meal with friends. She is grateful for the opportunity to write about God’s never-ending, gracious work in our lives.

Dear God,

You came and entered into our humanity,...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:51

Kingdom Politics and Taking a Side

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article calling the church to greater holiness and unity in the next 500 years of the Reformation. I implored Christians not to fall prey to the partisanship that dominates our culture now and, perhaps, in years to come.

Such a call to unity can be easily...

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I moved to the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area in 2012. Prior to the move, I had followed politics sporadically, but I wasn’t too engaged.

After 2012, partially due to the political climate of where I lived, and partially due to some of the...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:24

Year 501 and Beyond

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Today, the Protestant Reformation turns 501.

Last year we held conferences, preached sermons, wrote books, and looked back over the 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, praising God for his faithfulness to his people during that time.

Rightly so.

But now the calendar turns.

501.

And rather than...

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Note: This is Part 4 of a series where we’re using Crazy Rich Asians as a launching point to explore different aspects of ministry to Asian Americans. (Here are Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)

Disclaimer: It is worth noting that while Rachel, the main character in the story, is a...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:00

Filial Piety, Asian Americans, and Christ

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Note: This is Part 3 of a series where we’re using Crazy Rich Asians as a launching point to explore different aspects of ministry to Asian Americans. (Here are Part 1 and Part 2.)

Disclaimer: It is worth noting that while Rachel, the main character in the story,...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 23:00

A Prayer For Asian American Students

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Ruth C. lives in Washington, DC, where she can often be found happily reading under a shaded park bench or sharing a meal with friends. She learned about Reformed Margins from her sister, Faith Chang, and is grateful for the opportunity to write about God’s never-ending, gracious work in our...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 22:00

Setting Boundaries as Asian Americans

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Note: This is Part 2 of a series where we’ll be using Crazy Rich Asians as a launching point to explore different aspects of ministry to Asian Americans.

Disclaimer: It is worth noting that while Rachel, the main character in the story, is a Chinese...

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A few days ago, yet anotherstory came across my feed about a black college student, this time at Smith of all places, who had the cops called on her for eating lunch in a dormitory common area. The incident was justthe latest in a series of incidents involving white people inappropriately calling...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 00:35

When Celebrity Pastors Let Us Down

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Over the past several years, victims of sexual assault within the church have been paying attention to the cultural force that is the #MeToo movement, and more and more of them have felt emboldened to speak up about their experiences with sexual assault by...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 00:27

Sorrow and Sighing Will Flee Away

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Trigger warning: rape, war crimes

The stories are hard to hear.

My colleague, a missionary to Bosnia who has served for nearly eight years in country, detailed some of the atrocities committed against the Bosnian Muslims during the war that shook the country at the end of the 20th century.

The...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:00

Pursuing Ministry While Reformed Chinese

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Today, I’m happy and thankful to announce that I will be coming on staff as a ministry resident withChrist Church East Bay. It’s been a long journey toward this first step into vocational ministry. The process of discerning my calling has certainly met formidable obstacles, and...

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Last week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, held its Annual Meeting in Dallas. Almost 10,000 messengers gathered to hear reports about various denomination entities, to elect new officers, and to debate and vote on new resolutions.

A...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:38

RM Interviews: Pastor Dan Hyun

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Today, RM is pleased to present an interview with Rev Dan Hyun. Dan is the founding and lead pastor of The Village, a multicultural church community in Baltimore. He received his Masters in Divinity and is currently working towards the Doctor of Ministry in Urban Missiology from Biblical...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:13

Job, Spurgeon, and Hope

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​Tomorrow is June. When the clock strikes midnight, another National Mental Health Awareness Month will come to a close. For millions of Americans, however, it will signal the start of another day in the grips of mental illness, hidden away from national attention. Depression, in particular,...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:10

Getting Ready For Church After Graduation

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Graduating senior, I remember standing where you are now. The bittersweet flurry of graduation activities. Commencement. Packing my parents’ minivan and saying goodbye to my closest friends. The relief and strangeness of not being a student for the first time in 17 years.

I remember it all...

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