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Pastor to People

Leadership: Taking Responsibility – July 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, One of the unforgettable stories about leadership is told by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his book Lessons in Leadership. While he was a student at Cambridge University, he was faced with the challenges of secularization, and he wanted to find out how Jewish leaders in America were responding to these challenges. […]


Leadership: The Vision of God and His Kingdom – June 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, I continue to share reflections on leadership from a biblical perspective. Dr. Dallas Willard, in his book The Great Omission, talks about an experience of visiting the town of Assisi in Italy. As the birthplace of St. Francis, there are many monuments dedicated to him, organizations bearing his name, merchants selling […]


Leaders as Slaves of Christ – May 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, In the next several columns, I would like to share reflections on leadership from the Bible. We live in a time when promoting oneself is an accepted norm and asserting one’s right is encouraged even from a young age. In such a time, it’s strange to hear that in the Bible […]


Books on Apologetics – March 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, Please see Books on Apologetics for some of the books that have been transformational in my journey of faith, particularly for understanding the unique claims of Jesus Christ in the midst of competing claims of truth in today’s world. In the service of Christ, – Pastor James


Humility – February 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, My greatest desire for you and me is that God would be glorified as we put on the character of Christ and be the light of Christ in our homes, schools, and workplaces. More than any other prayer concerns, I pray that we might know Christ personally and be transformed into […]


Praying the Scriptures (Part 2) – December 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, Greetings of joy as we celebrate the birth of the King Jesus and anticipate the New Year! Continuing from the previous column, I would like to introduce the practical aspect of praying the Scriptures. Though there are a variety of ways the church fathers and mothers have prayed the Scriptures, I […]


Praying the Scriptures (Part 1) – November 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, I wish you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving! In these Pastor-to-People columns, I’ve been emphasizing the centrality of the Bible as the only authoritative guide to our spiritual life. I would like to continue along the same theme as we anticipate the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began […]


Abiding in the Word – October 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). These are some of the boldest words that our Lord Jesus spoke on prayer. In this verse, simple yet so rich in meaning, is God’s amazing willingness […]


Two Ways of Reading the Bible – August 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, Daily meditation on the Scripture is one of the essential spiritual disciples that we all need to be engaged in. Listening to Sunday sermons is not enough. Unless we take time to listen to the Word of God daily, we cannot expect ourselves to grow spiritually. Yet what’s important for our […]


Be Still Before the Lord – July 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, In recent weeks, we have been shaken by the acts of appalling violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in St. Paul, Minnesota, in Dallas, Texas, and in Nice, France. We lament the tragic loss of the civilians, police officers, and innocent bystanders, each person bearing the image of God, and we grieve […]


Resources for Lectio Continua – May 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, I would like to follow up on my long-term goal of enabling you to abide in the Word through the daily practice of lectio continua (continuous reading). The knowledge of God and His Word is not esoteric but is available to all who earnestly seek Him. We as a church would […]


Lectio Continua – April 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, My long-term goal in teaching and preaching is to enable you to abide in the Word daily throughout the week. The Jewish philosopher Maimonides wisely said, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” […]


“I Thirst” – March 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, During this Holy Week, we are invited to participate in a great mystery into the heart of Christ. It is tempting to go through the Holy Week as if it’s just another week of busy activities. I encourage you to slow down, be still in the presence of the Lord, and […]


The Cost of Non-discipleship – February 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, As we continue to move forward one step at a time, it would be good to remind ourselves of the simple plan that our Lord Jesus instituted for our spiritual growth: discipleship. Disciples are apprentices of Jesus who follow Him moment-by-moment and learn from Him whatever situation they face. One of […]


Investing in the Next Generation – January 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, We at Peddie Church are blessed with many children, youth, and young adults. They are not merely the future of the church; they are already the church, along with the older generation. The church is the family of God, and as a family, we are both the old and the young. […]


Restoration of Authentic Worship – December 2015

Dear Peddie Church Family, I wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! I am humbled by God’s mercy in choosing an unworthy vessel to serve Him together with you at Peddie Church. God often chooses an unlikely, unworthy, and weak person so that we might know His grace and power and not be distracted […]



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