This blog is my glorified yellow legal pad of thoughts & ideas (just be glad you don’t have to decipher my handwriting).
My given name is Daniel Insuk Ko. I really didn’t have a choice in all that, but I guess that makes me a Korean-American male. I was born and raised in Chicago, which automatically makes me a person that knows something about tragedy (i.e. Cubs & Bears). I’ve learned to deal with losing, whether it’s playoff games or my first pet who died the very first night I had him. I have an incredibly awesome family who supports me in all that I do and I’m thankful to God for this amazing gift. I’m married to the girl I fell in love with one summer day after I’d known her for 7 years (long story).
I’m a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelors degree in Psychology (which I think I should get a refund for, but that’s a whole different discussion). In Champaign, I attended Covenant Fellowship Church where I had a blast being a part of the youth group for 3 of those 7 years.
Then I moved to Boston where I graduated with an M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I am a member of Seven Mile Road, part of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, which is a community that longs to reach the cities just north of Boston with the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ.
Certainly, the most important thing about me is that I’m a follower of Jesus, who by an unimaginable act of love, chose to die in my place so that I would be able to live with God forever. I’m the most underserving of this gift, but it goes to show that truly “the last shall be first” in the Kingdom of God. He’s called me to give my life in the ministry of the Word & the shepherding of His people in the local church and I can’t wait to see what that looks like from here on out. Everyday I live, I’m just astounded by the person & work of Jesus.