February 29, 2024

Youngdo Kang wikis Culture Shaping Faith and Religious Practice

Youngdo Kang

WikiGod #36

This week we are wikiing God with Youngdo Kang of City Lights, a ministry built around hip-hop, community, and Jesus Christ. Youngdo went to seminary to become a pastor and has led ministries to people of all age groups. But in his ministering, he felt a disconnect with how our churches often don’t reach people outside of that environment. That’s why he founded City Lights. You’ll hear his full story, as well as his opinions on culture, faith, and religious practices, when he sits down with Mark Groleau for this fascinating conversation.

Youngdo Kang and Mark Talk About…

  • growing up and coming (back) to God
  • experiences ministering in both traditional and innovative models
  • observations about how culture shapes faith and religious practice, and how Jesus challenges that
  • the importance, challenges, and rewards of intentionally developing youth and young adults
  • how City Lights got started, what it means, and why it exists
  • the virtues of hip hop and being stigmatized because of certain styles or tastes
  • longing for what church can be for and through kids who love hip hop
  • his vision for a new reputation ascribed to the hip hop community

About the Podcast

Mark Groleau sits down with fellow Jesus-followers, sharing their beliefs and stories to “wiki” a better understanding of God. This is where theology and faith collide to help each other grow and shape a more compelling God for everyone.


Mark Groleau

Our stories. Shaping God. I host conversations with Toronto Jesus-followers and God-thinkers who help us wiki God towards a better faith.

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