Almana Ger Yatom

Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

June 27, 2015
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ambivalence and benevolent dictatorship

Benevolent dictatorship is common with Korean Christian ministries. They are paternalistic and they control all powers and make all decisions. Everyone else is subordinate. The reason it works is they convince all those under them to work hard because anyway … Continue reading

June 26, 2015
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Stories and narratives that empower the poor

I have written in my blog earlier about how we can read the Bible from the bottom up, no longer from the perspective of power and wealth but from the perspective of poverty and weakness (on a downward mobility in … Continue reading

June 22, 2015
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Biblical counseling and demons

  My wife and I have had in-depth training in counseling, biblical counseling and family counseling, even parenting. I first ventured into counseling when on the edge of divorce I became desperate and sought help. When I found it worked, … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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Biblical giving

Giving honestly….. Most of what we say is “Christian giving” is actually not biblical giving. Many Christians are content to give their tithes to their church (I mean the rich churches, not the ones in the slums) unthinkingly. If they … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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Our arrogance and our liturgy

In general, no one in the protestant evangelical church knows how to give a homily. The reason is obvious. No one there understands anymore the liturgy. We in the evangelical community evangelizes fervently and constantly but we do not realize … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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How to hide the Bible

Many misguided evangelical Christians think (wrongly) that by dishing out or reciting Bible verses, they attain a certain magical power like a chanted Hindu mantra. They think having bible verses in verse number and chapter or literal verbatim recitation of … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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The Prayer of Love

What is the core of our spirituality? It is the warm and vital relationship between a father and a son, in this case, the father is the Holy God and the son is us (those brought from the kingdom of … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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when the soul is awake

someone came to me one time and said, if we have the Holy Spirit, do we need to do silent retreat or have solitude? in psychology, some people are called oblivious, meaning they have no awareness of what is going … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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finding our freedom…

when i bring my students to the slums, i only give them one rule: to find out what they can live without. when they sleep in the slums, can they do without their bed or their toothpaste or their toilet … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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The Bible and Reality

The bible is our lens that allows us to see reality. For many people, only material things or physical things are real. They believe, only things they can touch or measure or see are real and the rest do not … Continue reading

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