Guest / Limited Access /
Page 3 of 3

Today I serve on staff at a multisite church in the Chicago suburbs. I help equip members to become ambassadors of justice and mercy within a ten-mile radius surrounding the church. I was fortunate to have experienced the love of God and now have the privilege to shepherd others in living out the gospel. There were a number of twists and turns in the road to reach this point. But every season of my life is in response to God's love, not a striving to achieve or obtain it. He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion. Through the power of Christ's resurrection, my shame-based culture's search for affirmation is transformed and redeemed by grace. I am God's workmanship, approved and unashamed (2 Tim. 2:15).

Alexander Chu is the outreach pastor of Christ Church in Lake Forest and Highland Park, Illinois. He is a doctoral candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Support our work. Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Tags:
From Issue:
June
More from this IssueJune 2014
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Also in this IssueWhy I Gave Up Alcohol
Subscriber Access Only Why I Gave Up Alcohol
In a rush to shed our separatist past, have young evangelicals forgotten to love their neighbors?
Recommended
Subscriber Access Only Q & A: Brit Hume
The former news anchor for Fox News explains why he told Tiger Woods to turn to the Christian faith.
TrendingResearch Says: Young People Don't Want Hip Pastors
Research Says: Young People Don't Want Hip Pastors
A study of 250 congregations suggests that youth and young adults want substance rather than style.
Editor's PickOld Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life.
Leer en españolView this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
Beyond Buddha to Beloved