I’m Alex S. Leung, the guy on the left.
Welcome to my website!
I’m a Chinese Christian originally from Toronto, Ontario (Canada). I love all things Apple, California, and my supremely better half Vivian (the one on my right).
I confess that I am a Reformed evangelical with a desperate dependence on the Holy Spirit. I’m a Southern Baptist at heart; a graduate of Ryerson University (Toronto) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). I am passionately committed to God’s calling on my life to pastor in the local church.
I am the worst sinner I know.
But by the grace of God I am doing better than I deserve. I deserve the righteous wrath of God because of my sin; I deserve to be punished eternally. Yet in the mystery of His mercy, God sacrificed and crushed His Son on the Cross — as my substitute — so that I might be forgiven of my sin and know God as my Father rather than my Judge. That’s the Good News of Jesus Christ.
What am I? I am truly amazed by the grace of God.
- High School Diploma (2002), Woburn Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.
- B.A. in Geographic Analysis (2006), Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
- M.Div in Christian Ministry (2011), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
What is “six steps”?
six steps is more than a name, it’s a value. It’s a way of life.
Six steps should be the heartbeat of a generation passionate for God’s fame & the unending memory of His name.
And ultimately, six steps is a vision:
it’s about “worship with poles.”
Worship with poles? Poles? What do poles have to do with worship? It’s from 2 Samuel 6:13-15:
And when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn. (ESV)
For the answer we must return to earlier times. In Old Testament days, the Ark of the Lord was the most precious possession of the people of God. The Ark was the embodiment of His very presence… His glory among His people. It’s a long, sad story, but the Ark was captured by the enemies of God (the dreaded Philistines). Upon discovering that God’s glory is not something to be taken lightly, the Philistines returned the Ark to the Israelites. In time, came to rest at a guy named Abinadab’s house.
Finally David sought to return the Ark to its rightful place, Jerusalem. The journey was a perilous one because the people of God had forgotten about the ways of God, attempting to transport the Ark on a wooden cart. After disastrous consequences, the Ark was again put on poles, like God had instructed in the first place. Once the Ark was again carried properly, the journey to Jerusalem resumed safely.
David and his men were so grateful, so happy that they were alive in the presence of such glory, they took six steps, built an altar and offered a sacrifice of praise to God. They were humbled and amazed in the presence of a Holy God.
Thus: six steps, worship.
This tumblelog was written on a Mac.
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Steve Jobs: 1955-2011.