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Pastor Sung Kim

commented on Sep 17, 2013

Despite our obvious theological differences, Dr. Vanier is truly someone I respect greatly. His understanding of what true servant leadership is not surprising as is evident of his many humanitarian efforts and service to the Lord. Wonderful video!

Chaplain Shawn Kennedy

commented on Sep 18, 2013

Pastor Sung Kim, you have an obvious theological difference with forgiveness and love of enemies? We need more leaders like Jean Vanier who came from a life of privilege and sacrificed his life for the "least of these".

Bill Williams

commented on Sep 18, 2013

Pastor Kim did not specify what the theological differences were between him and Vanier; he simply acknowledged that they existed, and that despite them, he had respect for Vanier's ministry. I don't think it is fair to put words in Pastor Kim's mouth.

Pastor Sung Kim

commented on Sep 18, 2013

Thank you, Brother Bill. I appreciate your kind words.

Pastor Sung Kim

commented on Sep 18, 2013

Chaplain Shawn Kennedy, I think you should know what you're talking about before you jump down someone's throat. If you knew anything about Dr. Vanier, you'd know he's a Catholic. I am not. I'm a Protestant pastor. If you don't think there are theological differences between the two, then I think you need to go back to school.

Chaplain Shawn Kennedy

commented on Sep 19, 2013

On the contrary- since pastor kim did not state any obvious differences, one has to deduce the differences must be in the content of the speaker.

Pastor Sung Kim

commented on Sep 19, 2013

Or here's a novel idea...since you didn't know what those differences are (and I had to tell you), why didn't you just ask instead of going on the attack? Just curious.

Pastor Sung Kim

commented on Sep 19, 2013

One more thing...Dr. Vanier never spoke about theology. He talked about Christ's concepts of love and servanthood. That's not theology. So again, I ask you, do you think it was smart to attack me or do you think it would have been better to inquire what I meant? I'm saying this with love to you Brother, but as a servant of the Lord, you need to have a more repentant heart and learn to apologize when you're wrong. Just sayin'.

Bill Williams

commented on Sep 20, 2013

"since pastor kim did not state any obvious differences, one has to deduce the differences must be in the content of the speaker." There is not enough evidence to support that deduction; on the contrary, the fact that Pastor Kim ended his comment with the words, "Wonderful video!" would strongly argue AGAINST the idea that the differences had anything to do with the content. Therefore, since Pastor Kim did not state any obvious difference, and yet he spoke positively overall concerning the video, a more valid deduction would be that the differences have nothing to do with the content of the video and must be on an unrelated issue. In fact, such a deduction has the added advantage of providing a possible explanation for WHY Pastor Kim did not state the difference: it simply was not relevant to the current conversation. Pastor Kim is right, asking him directly regarding that issue would've been a much better alternative than making unsubstantiated--and ultimately wrong--deductions. After all, that's part of the point of the "Reply to this comment" function. You could've simply asked, "Would you care to elaborate on the theological differences you have with Vanier?" Look, brother, it's not the end of the world. People make mistaken deductions all of the time. I'm sure everyone understands that. But there's no reason to continue to compound the mistake by trying to justify it.

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