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By Ajung Sojwal

One of the greatest tests that I face as a pastor is empathy. Not only for my parishioners, which is a natural expectation, but also for the one-legged homeless woman who parks her wheelchair right around the corner from our apartment building, shaking the few coins in her paper cup for all who care to hear, and the dust-covered 5-year-old Syrian boy against the brilliant red seat of the ambulance as he is readied to be taken from his bombed home to the hospital. (more…)

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By Liz Chang

The following is a poem I wrote in reflection of the Easter season and my experience as a marriage and family therapist for children, adults, couples, and families. May this encourage and inspire you who are persistent in the ministry God has called you to live out in this season of your life. (more…)

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By Joy Wong

In Parker Palmer‘s book, Let Your Life Speak, a common shadow among leaders is named as “functional atheism” — “the belief that ultimate responsibility for everything rests with us,” along with “the conviction that  if anything decent is going to happen here, we are the ones who must make it happen.”  According to Palmer, functional atheism often leads to depression, despair, burnout, and embitterment.  Boy, did I resonate with this! (more…)

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Writers’ Feedback Gathering
Friday, October 26, 2007
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Catalyst, Fuller Theological Seminary

Unlike our male counterparts, Asian American Evangelical Women (AAEW) of each generation often find ourselves lacking a safe space and role models, causing us to resort to a perpetual pioneering state.  Internalizing extreme belief systems of the East and the West and integrating them with Christianity, many AAEW leaders face extreme pressure, stress, and alienation leading to burnout and depression.  (more…)

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