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#023: How to Live a Life with Awesome Purpose (Part 1 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the first part of my talk that I gave at Baylor University in Waco, TX. The talk was entitled, “How to Live a Life with Awesome Purpose” based in Ephesians 4:1-6. In…

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JOY IN THE MIDST OF SORROW

I remember sitting next to the bed of one of my mentors and holding her hand as she was dying of cancer.  I remember looking into the grief-stricken eyes of a mother who had just lost her son to substance…

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#022: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the second part of my talk that I gave at Harvest Church of God in Dallas, TX. The talk was entitled, “6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church” based in 2…

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IS YOUR SOUTH ASIAN CHURCH ETHNOCENTRIC OR ETHNIC-SPECIFIC?

I’ve heard many of my peers talk about the relevance and effectiveness of the South Asian Church.  Should the South Asian church exist?  Is it a broken model of church?  Should we just give up? These are important questions. However, I…

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#021: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 1 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the  first part of my talk that I gave at Harvest Church of God in Dallas, TX. The talk was entitled, “6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church” based in 2…

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10 STATEMENTS I WISH EVERY SOUTH ASIAN PASTOR WOULD SAY

I believe South Asian pastors play an important role in shaping the cultural and spiritual landscape of South Asian Americans. Their words can inspire or discourage the gifts and passions of the next generation. Unfortunately, I’ve heard my fair share…

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MY TOP 10 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2014 (AND HOW I HOPE TO APPLY IT IN 2015)

I am reading way more than I ever have in years. I’ve been reading books, blogs, magazines — I’m reading anything to learn and grow in my character and leadership. This past year, I set a goal to read 15…

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4 SIMPLE THOUGHTS ABOUT #GIVINGTUESDAY

On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is #GivingTuesday. I am thankful for this new trend of giving.  It’s a chance to pause and reflect on our consumerism. It’s a moment to rethink what we do with…

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4 CRUCIAL STEPS FOR NEXT-GENERATION SOUTH ASIAN LEADERS

It is exciting to see young next-generation South Asian leaders take positions of influence in churches across the nation! However, I am saddened when I notice these leaders participate in the destructive behaviors of the previous generation. I’m shocked when…

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#020: Sent out in Worship (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the second part of my talk that I gave at InterVarsity’s Red River Regional Breakthrough Conference. The talk was entitled, “Sent out in Worship” based on Luke 24:36-53. The resurrection evokes worship in…

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5 APOSTOLIC LESSONS FROM THE GLOBAL CHURCH

I have had the privilege of going overseas to partner with various churches and indigenous ministries – especially in India. Every time I interact with believers and leaders from the Global Church, I walk away feeling inspired, emboldened, and challenged….