September 27
Guest Speaker Rev. Eugene Cho

Eugene is the President/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger – both in the United States and around the world. He is also the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational Covenant church in Seattle and a favorite CHIC (now UNITE) speaker.

A snippet from his sermon: “While many present various great challenges to Christianity, including secularism, I would submit that the greatest challenge is actually within Christianity: It’s the temptation to build the structures and institutionalism of Christianity but without a parallel commitment to Jesus. It’s politicians and even Christian pastors and leaders who sprinkle on a pinch of Jesus into our thinking, speeches, or sermons but often in a way that fulfills our agenda or goals. In other words, using Jesus to promote nationalism is simply not the way of Jesus. This is the danger of cultural Christianity that eventually, and predictably, produces cultural Christians rather than disciples of Jesus.

From a political perspective, cultural Christianity is when our theology is held captive by our politics rather than our politics being informed and even transformed by our theology.”

Purchase a copy of his book, “Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging in PoliticsHERE. We will also have copies for sale on Sunday morning for $10.