>RADIO INTERVIEW

February 8, 2012 5:27 am

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Currently Reading:

ONE THING YOU CAN’T DO IN HEAVEN
by Mark Cahill

Category: Evangelism / Christian Living

Last Friday, I did my third 1-hour radio interview for Active Christian Media. The show is titled On-The-Wall with Stacy and Randall Harp. Here is the link, which features some new celebrity stories I haven’t told before, as well as a live caller at the end: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/acmedia/2012/02/01/gospel-for-hollywood-evangelizing-celebrities?fb_ref=.TymwcWInnLk.like&fb_source=profile_multiline

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

January 30, 2012 4:36 am

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Currently Reading:

GOSPEL
by J.D. Greear

Category: Christian Living

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. Julia Roberts
2. Sam Worthington
3. Keira Knightley

>UPCOMING RADIO APPEARANCE

January 20, 2012 7:56 pm

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Currently Reading:

THE VANISHING CONSCIENCE
by John MacArthur

Category: Christian Living

I’m going to be having another one-hour live radio interview with Active Christian Media again on January 30, 2012 from 7-8 pm. They refurbished their website recently, and placed me and my book on the front page! What a blessing. Spread the word and tune in on Tuesday the 30th: http://www.activechristianmedia.com/.

>BOOK REVIEW: THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE

January 9, 2012 4:38 am

>About two months ago, I received Timothy Keller’s new book, The Meaning of Marriage, from Dutton (Penguin Group). I received the book as a complimentary gift in exchange for my review of the book on my official site. I am not required to write a positive review from the publisher, but only my honest and detailed opinion. So here is my official review of the book for those interested:


Timothy Keller’s new book, The Meaning of Marriage, is an impressive and thorough account of marriage and its significance to both God and society. Keller writes with his usual flair of biblical exposition, cultural engagement, and insightful observations. This book speaks to both believers and non-believers on the sanctity and meaning of marriage, which shows that marriage ultimately points to something greater than ourselves and of this world, which is the union between Jesus Christ and His bride, the church.
The book begins with the Secret of Marriage in Chapter 1, which is truly engaging in that it speaks on the current dilemma and downfall of marriage, citing statistics that show how Western society is further falling away from God’s original intent of marriage. This chapter also speaks critically about society’s false expectations for marriage, believing that marriage and relationships should be about romance and self-fulfillment rather than friendship, self-denial, and servitude to others. It is a spot-on analysis of our society’s obsession with high ideals in a partner that is impossible to fulfill, which is why marriages easily crumble, and people abandon hopes of getting married altogether. Thus, cohabitation, sex before marriage, and other sexual sins are prevalent in society.
The rest of the chapters speak about the power, essence, and mission for marriage. Marriage between a man and a woman is an earthly reflection of the eternal covenant between Christ and the church. This is why marriages are intended to be lifelong and never to be broken (of course, unless the spouse engages in unrepentant adultery). Keller strikes at the heart of the problem, which is selfishness and unrealistic expectations in a partner, and offers the cure as quite simply the gospel. Once the gospel really dwells in the heart of a person and transforms him, then he or she is able to grace to the spouse. Grace, mercy, and love through servitude are fruits of a transformed heart that sustains a marriage in the long run. It is the opposite of selfishness, which is what destroys marriages. It really is all about understanding the meaning of marriage, what it points to, and how it is indeed a journey of mutual edification onto holiness rather than self-fulfillment without positive changes along the way.
This is a book I would highly recommend. Whether you are married, about to get married, or are single but looking someday to get married, this book will serve as an instrumental, foundational, and insightful look into the marriage. If you take the teachings in this book to heart, you will be prepared for marriage and know how to respond to your spouse in moments of discouragement and division. Overall, it’s a great book. It’s easy to read, interesting, truthful, and very true to what the Bible has to say about God’s intention for marriage. This is probably one of the best modern books you will find on marriage, not only the how of marriage, but the why of marriage.

>ON-THE-WALL-RADIO INTERVIEW

January 4, 2012 5:01 am

>A radio interview I did today, once again with Active Christian Media. However, new content is available this time, and you will hear in-depth stories about Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, and Steven Spielberg. Check it out: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/acmedia/2012/01/04/hollywood-mission-possible-with-steve-cha

>FLR MENTION

December 30, 2011 5:39 am

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Currently Reading:

YOU LOST ME
by David Kinnaman

Category: Christian Living / Ecclesiology

On Tuesday December 27, I got featured on Family Life Radio, which airs in nine states in the United States. You can check out the news here: http://www.myflr.org/News-and-Events/News/2011/2011-12/2011-1227-FLR-News.aspx, under the Faith section.

Please continue to spread the word about Hollywood Mission: Possible. Share about it on your blogs, Facebook, twitter, or write internet/newsletter book reviews. It will all help. Thanks and God bless.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

December 28, 2011 12:35 am

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Currently Reading:

THE NEXT CHRISTIANS
by Gabe Lyons

Category: Christian Living

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. Adam Lambert
2. Ian McKellen
3. Kristen Steward

>MEDIA COVERAGE

December 25, 2011 1:31 am

>On the heels of the release of the movie Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (starring Tom Cruise) comes Hollywood Mission: Possible, the groundbreaking and dynamic new autobiography by debut author Steve Cha. This book tells the true story of Steve’s three-year evangelism work in Hollywood, recounting how the gospel was personally shared with celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Tori Spelling, the Jonas Brothers, Robert Downey Jr, and many other stars of Hollywood. This book has enlightened, shocked, humored, and inspired audiences all across the nation, and is garnering increasing media attention with each passing day.

Listed below are ministries and/or media organizations that have featured me and/or my book, Hollywood Mission: Possible:

TELEVISION APPEARANCE

Focus 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69QnZsusztI

His Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ouD7lPabqg

On The Box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKBVd0aLT0

NEWS COVERAGE

CNN: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/20/belief-blogs-morning-speed-read-for-tuesday-december-20/

Christian Post: http://www.christianpost.com/news/actor-writes-book-to-evangelize-hollywood-65242/

Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.com/article/717583

KoreAm: http://iamkoream.com/tuesdays-link-attack-kimchi-fines-hollywood-missionary-hines-ward/

One News Now: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1560286

Media Bistro: https://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/steve-cha-hollywood-mission-possible-background-extras_b48458

Christian News Wire: http://www.christiannewswire.com/index.php?module=releases&task=view&releaseID=18493/

RADIO SHOWS

American Family Radio (Today’s Issues): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iugYYqXcNgw&feature=share
Author’s Beat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg5elVzwaqk

SUNDAY SERMON

9-Minute Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCw7kzlLX58

>MEDIA BISTRO MENTION

December 24, 2011 10:39 pm

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Currently Reading:

TRANSFORMING DISCIPLESHIP
by Greg Ogden

Category: Christian Living

I appears that my book also got mentioned in the popular Media Bistro site, in the FishBowl LA section: http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/steve-cha-hollywood-mission-possible-background-extras_b48458. I’m truly blessed to be getting such coverage, and I pray that it’s all for the right reasons. Not to my glory, but to His alone. Please continue to spread the news about my book so that it can affect the entire Christian nation to fulfill the Great Commission, and to possibly even make changes in Hollywood.

>CNN MENTION

December 21, 2011 12:23 am

>Hollywood Mission: Possible seems to be exploding in such a short period of time. My Christian Post article (by Set Crawford) got a visible link on the CNN Belief Blog page, and right next to dead Kim II Jong’s photo and newsreport! Wow: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/20/belief-blogs-morning-speed-read-for-tuesday-december-20/