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Dr. Wong's 5k for Tyndale Students

Running my 1st ever "race." See why at engage.tyndale.ca/fundraiser.aspx?asset=103

My Tyndale Chapel Podcast on "Why Tyndale Staff are VIPs - A Prof's Perspective" http://www.tyndale.ca/podcasts/chapel/2014-08-05

For some great ministry resources, see www.djchuang.com


(Follow through for The Pause that Refreshes)

Message review:

1. Make spending time with God a priority

2. Be in solitude

3. Pray

God invites us into His presence



www.bibleengagementstudy.ca - executive summary & full report of Canadian Bible reading habits

Suggested pattern:

1. Set aside a time and find a quiet place

2. Quiet your heart before God - initial prayer and give God your concerns, commit this time to God

3. Reflect on Scripture - Ps. 46:10 - "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" (NIV version or your choice). You can expand to the rest of Psalm 46 or a Scripture of your choice [Scripture can be read or listened to]

4. Quiet yourself to listen to what God says to you

5. Journal - record insight into Scripture, application to you

6. Pray that you apply the Scripture, pray for others, your concerns

7. Thank God for the time spent in fellowship

Let me know how it went. Look for situations in the upcoming days to challenge your application of this Scripture and this time spent with God

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My experience:

June 24 (Tues.), 6:02-6:35 a.m.

I followed my suggested procedure above. I only went onto the internet to copy the material to a document but did not check email and social media until after this devotional time.

My reflection on the whole of Ps. 46 is that God is my strength. I want to be sure that I do things in God's strength and not my own. Philippians 4:13 came to mind and a filling of the Holy Spirit for empowered living.

Prayers were mainly for my family, myself and some other people and situations that came to mind.

I was thankful for health and opportunity to serve the Lord in broader contexts.

I want to be aware of situations that will test whether I will do things in God's strength or my own.

A congregrational member's experience:

Thank you for your sermon last week, and for the assignment as well. I completed the time this morning, and it was a welcome time of quiet and focus on God and His word, especially in the midst of a busy week.

I was reminded once again that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the same God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, never changing in His steadfast love and faithfulness.

Too God be all the glory.

Another congregational member's experience:

I am more Martha than Mary so I reflected on how hard it is for me to "be still" before God and I will work on this. I can see why Jesus had to withdraw and be in a place hard to fine.

One person's experience is described as:

She loves to hear God's word. It is her best friend. She also spends time praying. She feels Jesus' presence when she prays.

Other suggestions:

One person said that they listen to Scripture. The intake of the Word comes through different avenues. Some read the Scripture out loud and in other versions.

Preaching in a Multicultural World

How would you describe the context for our preaching. There has been Preaching in a Postmodern World, Preaching in a Post-Everything world. I have propounded Preaching in a Multicultural World.

"Preaching in a Multicultural World" is the title of an article I wrote for Preaching: The Professional Journal for Preachers (Mar/Apr 2008). It is available at http://www.preaching.com/resources/articles/11569912/

This article was based on the groundwork that I did for 2 papers.

I wrote on "Multicultural Preaching and Its Implications for Pedagogy" for the Academy of Homiletics - (link to Multicultural Preaching paper)

I also have another paper I wrote on "An Intercultural Homiletic: Preaching Amidst Cultures" for the Academy of Homiletics - (link to Intercultural Preaching paper)

My review of Preaching in an Age of Globalization by EunJoo Mary Kim is in Homiletic - (link to Review - Preaching in an age of globalization)

"Multicultural Preaching" described in Preaching Words: 144 Key Terms in Homiletics by John S. McClure (Nashville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007). It is posted at  http://www.jknirp.com/multi.htm. The book is a very helpful tool. 
Overall this article is a good introduction to the topic. However, one aspect is lacking is how the congregation sees the preacher. There may be a lot of baggage by the congregations who hears a Euro-American Caucasian preacher. What if that preacher has a southern accent that might be heard as a voice of oppression? Those preachers from other cultures may be heard differently as well - positively or negatively. Positively, when the congregation can relate to the experience and background of the preacher. Negatively, if the congregation cannot understand the preacher due to language. There are great challenges to speak to the diversity of the congregation.