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THE KERUX VOUME 52.1 | SEPTEMBER—OCTOBER 2017 A CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY STUDENT PUBLICATION

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THE KERUX CHRISTIANNE ZEIGER EDITOR IN CHIEF

LISA GIERLACH-WALKER COPY EDITOR

DAVID EUNCHONG SHIN JOURNALIST

YIYAN MA FORMATTING SPECIALIST

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WELCOME

-ISAIAH 40:29-31

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CHRISTIANNE ZEIGER

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THE OPENING WORD PHOTO BY CHARMAINE AGBUYA

-JESUS, MATTHEW 11:28-30

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 WELCOME

32 THE DISCIPLE CHALLENGE

2 THE OPENING WORD

36 BE FRANK WITH ME

4 HOW ARE YOU?

40 GOD’S CHINESE KINGDOM

7 A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT 8 LEADING IN TIMES OF TROUBLE 12 THERE ARE SEEDS AND THEY ARE TRYING

46 THE GIFT OF PRESENCE 50 THE MIND OF A CHILD 59 KENYA SUN AND SOUL

16 A PRAYER FOR FIJI

63 WILL BIKE FOR POVERTY

19 A GRAND AND RAPID CHANGE 22 BIG ON NEWBIGIN

66 THE LONDON KERUX 75 THE LAST CHALLENGE 77 CONTRIBUTORS

26 A BOBO IN SIERRA LEONE 31 MIX WELL BEFORE USE

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HOW ARE YOU? WORDS BY BRIAN SCHOUTEN

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A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT WORDS BY BYRON SALGUERRO

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LEADING WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH WORDS BY JUL MEDENBLIK

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LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY

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THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY IS A MARATHON

LEADERSHIP IS FIRST ABOUT LISTENING

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS

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THERE ARE SEEDS AND THEY ARE TRYING WORDS BY ANDREA BULT ILLUSTRATIONS FROM AND THEN IT’S SPRING

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-JOHN CALVIN

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A PRAYER FOR FIJI WORDS BY ANTHONY VANDER SCHAAF

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A GRAND AND RAPID CHANGE A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN HOEKMAN INTERVIEW BY DAVID EUNCHONG SHIN

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO CALVIN SEMINARY? HOW HAS GOD GUIDED YOUR JOURNEY HERE?

I MET YOU AT MADISON SQUARE CRC WHEN YOU WERE DOING AN INTERNSHIP THERE, BUT NOW YOU’RE AT LEE STREET CRC FOR YOUR CONTEXTUAL LEARNING PASTORAL INTERNSHIP. CAN YOU SHARE WITH US YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THAT TRANSITIONAL PERIOD?

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WE HAVE NEW STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO’VE JUST TRANSITIONED HERE THIS SEMESTER, TOO. CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY GOOD PLACES TO VISIT IN GRAND RAPIDS?

LAST QUESTION. CAN YOU BRIEFLY SHARE WITH US WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR SERVICE AS A STUDENT SENATOR THIS YEAR?

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BIG ON NEWBIGIN WORDS BY ISAIAS D’OLEO OCHOA

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TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE FAITHFUL AND DEPENDENT WORKERS

TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERS KNOW THEIR LEADERSHIP IS TIME-LIMITED

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TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERS ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT

TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE HOLISTIC

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A BOBO IN SIERRA LEONE A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD BRITTON III INTERVIEW BY CHRISTIANNE ZEIGER

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WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GO TO SIERRA LEONE FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP?

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP FOCUS AND GOALS?

GOING TO A NEW COUNTRY INTRODUCES US TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE AND CAN BRING OUT SOME CULTURE SHOCK. WHAT WERE SOME OF THE MOST CHALLENGING EXPERIENCES YOU HAD?

WERE THERE ANY RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS YOU HAD TO BE AWARE OF FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY?

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST SURPRISING THINGS YOU DISCOVERED ABOUT LIFE AND MINISTRY THERE?

ANY LAST WORDS ON SIERRA LEONE?

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MIX WELL BEFORE USE WORDS BY SHANNAN BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARMAINE AGBUYA

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THE DISCIPLE CHALLENGE WORDS BY FIKRE NORCHA ART BY KAREN-ALLELUIA AGBUYA

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THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5. PLEASE REMEMBER OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHAINS.

-BROTHER ANDREW, AND GOD CHANGED HIS MIND

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BE FRANK WITH ME WORDS BY LISA DEYOUNG

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GOD’S CHINESE KINGDOM WORDS BY WAYNE TENHARMSEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZACHARY ZEIGER

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CHURCH 2: LINXIANG

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CHURCH 4: XI’AN (ZION)

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THE GIFT OF PRESENCE WORDS BY JAMES LEE ILLUSTRATIONS BY KAREN-ALLELUIA AGBUYA

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THE MIND OF A CHILD WORDS BY SEA HO ILLUSTRATIONS BY KAREN-ALLELUIA AGBUYA

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OBJECT PERMANENCE PSALM139:9-10

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PERSPECTIVE TAKING ABILITY - ISAIAH 55:9

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THE CONCEPTION OF PRESERVATION

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KENYA SUN AND SOUL WORDS BY JERRY RAWLINGS OPIYO PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARMAINE AGBUYA

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WILL BIKE FOR POVERTY A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID EUNCHONG SHIN INTERVIEW BY CHRISTIANNE ZEIGER

WHY DID YOU JOIN “SEA TO SEA” AND WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

THAT’S A LONG WAY! WHAT DID YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE WHILE EN ROUTE?

AN EVENT LIKE THIS TAKES A LOT OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL PREPARATION. HOW DID YOU GET READY FOR IT?

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WHAT WAS THE BEST AND MOST DIFFICULT PART OF “SEA TO SEA”?

DO YOU HAVE ANY LAST THOUGHTS ON YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH “SEA TO SEA”?

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THE LAST CHALLENGE

-JESUS, MATTHEW 18:20

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CONTRIBUTORS CHARMAINE AGBUYA

FIKRE NORCHA

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHER

ADDIS ABABA CITY, ETHIOPIA 1ST-YEAR TH.M. STUDENT

ISAIAS D’OLEO OCHOA SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA PH.D. STUDENT

KAREN-ALLELUIA AGBUYA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ARTIST

JERRY RAWLINGS OPIYO NAIROBI, KENYA 1ST-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

SHANNAN BAKER PORTAGE, MICHIGAN M.A. IN WORSHIP STUDENT

BYRON SALGUERRO TIJUANA, MEXICO 3RD-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

RICHARD BRITTON III BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN 2ND-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

BRIAN SCHOUTEN SARNIA, ONTARIO, CANADA 4TH-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

ANDREA BULT DAVID EUNCHONG SHIN

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA 3RD-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 1ST-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

LISA DEYOUNG GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 2ND-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

WAYNE TENHARMSEL BEIJING, CHINA MISSIONARY

SEA HO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 2ND-YEAR TH.M. STUDENT

BENJAMIN HOEKMAN

ANTHONY VANDER SCHAAF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 3RD-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN 1ST-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

JAMES LEE TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA 6TH-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

JUL MEDENBLIK FULTON, ILLINOIS PRESIDENT OF CTS

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CHRISTIANNE ZEIGER SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 3RD-YEAR M.DIV. STUDENT

ZACHARY ZEIGER MACCLESFIELD, UK PHOTOGRAPHER


THE CHALLENGE + SURPRISE ISSUE

-JESUS, JOHN 16:33

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The Kerux Volume 52.1 September-October 2017  

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