From Shamans to Saints: God’s Providence in the Korean Church

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Christianity [in Korea] took root as the new spiritual reward system, but it did not necessarily encourage a relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you grew up as a second-generation Korean American Christian, you might find these items in your grandmother’s household: a framed picture of Jesus Christ, calligraphic artwork of Korean sayings, and taeguk1 ribbons representing the three deities of Korean folk religion. Although you may not have noticed these items when you were younger, they symbolize how both Christian and cultural beliefs may have shaped your upbringing. It may even be that these cultural beliefs are so deeply ingrained in Koreans that they pervade the individual’s understanding of the gospel. One of these cultural ...

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