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By April Yamasaki

When I completed my pastoral ministry last fall, our Vietnamese church-within-a-church planned a special farewell service on Thanksgiving Sunday. I had been part of the ministry support team when the church was first planted, part of the visioning for the church to develop in the context of the main congregation where I served as lead pastor. (more…)

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By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

The first time my husband and I lived overseas, we made one crucial mistake: we did not want to ask others for help.

When we were desperate, we would send out an email to a few close friends, like lighting a flare just as our ship was sinking. But we did not ask for any sustained form of support — emotional, spiritual, or otherwise. (more…)

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By Melanie Mar Chow

One of the best books I’ve read about leadership is the 2013 bestseller and Oprah Winfrey book club recommendation, Give and Take by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business.

The book’s premise is that despite the perception that giving is costly, the counterintuitive reality is that being able to give in relationships to assist others will, in fact, benefit leadership.   (more…)

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The Gift Economy

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By Tina Teng-Henson

In late July, I came across a thoughtful op-ed by David Brooks in the New York Times in which he describes “the gift economy.” The gift economy is characterized by interdependence, sympathy, generosity, and gratitude. His conviction is that this nurtures better lives more sweetly enjoyed than the ones you’d otherwise find in the capitalist meritocracies we find ourselves in. (more…)

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