Eugene is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church—an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle—and also the founder and executive director of Q Café—an innovative, nonprofit community cafe and music venue. Eugene and his wife Minhee are also the founders of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—”a new movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”
The strategy of ODW is to create a collaborative movement by integrating human relationships, social media/technology, and the power of story. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnership—especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since it launched in October 2009, ODW has been featured in the The New York Times (twice), The Seattle Times, NPR, Mashable, and numerous other media outlets.
Eugene and Minhee have been married for more than 15 years and live with their three children in Seattle.
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Diversity is the New Normal
'What the Arizona?': Silence is not an Option in the Immigration Debate
I know that there are many of you that are engaging, debating, learning, and wrestling with the issue known to most as immigration reform or known to others as, "What the Arizona?" And these debates and discussion will continue with more and more incidents like
Inspired by Haitians Rebuilding Haiti
First of all, I have several pictures below I'd love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It's surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti -- hosted by the good folks at World Concern. The primary reason was to assess the work they've done and grasp a glimpse of the strategy ahead -- for them and other organizations.
Two Words for Glenn Beck, Five Thoughts for the Church
By now, most of you have heard the brouhaha regarding what Glenn Beck said on his radio and TV show recently:
Maybe It's Not Supposed to Feel Right
Six Principles for How to Handle Critics
Don't Give Anything Up for Lent -- Give Yourself
'I don't live for the Jesus who eats red meat, drinks beer, and beats on other men.'
Several weeks ago, I had an extensive phone interview with a reporter from The New York Times about the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the wide and nebulous net of "evangelical churches." The reporter had come across one of my previous blog entries
'Who Cares?' -- A Visual Guide to Americans' Charitable Giving
Religion and Women: The Oldest Injustice
Which Message Are You Listening to?
'Stand up for Christmas'?!
Equality in the Beautiful Image of God -- and the Ugliness of Violence Against Women
Thoughts on Zondervan's and Authors' Statements After Pulling of Deadly Viper Products
Sarah Palin, Newsweek Cover, and Sexism
Sarah Palin is all over the news -- just like she wants. And before you criticize her, she and her team have a strategy and they're implementing it well to ensure that her persona is before the American public until the next Presidential election. Like her or not, get used to seeing and hearing much about Palin.
Continuing an Honest Conversation on Race
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Why I Choose to Be at Times, 'an Angry Asian Man'
We often speak of 'loving our neighbors,' but it's really hard when we don't even know our neighbors. I see this to be a growing problem -- not just in the Church but our larger society. Why is it so hard to meet and grow with our neighbors?