Trump Is No Longer The Worst Person In Government

(The following article is written by conservative columnist George Will in Washington Post.  How he concludes this essay captures my thoughts of why many evangelical Christians who blindly support or defend Trump need to reflect on the conflict of values.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-no-longer-the-worst-person-in-government/2018/05/09/10e59eba-52f1-11e8-a551-5b648abe29ef_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d1504c4d7b66   Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his Read More …

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How the Online Left Fuels the Right

(The following article is written by Michelle Goldberg, a NYT columnist.  I find her self-critique on pre-conceptual assumptions from her West Bank experience and her reference to Patrick Little are intriguing.)   I think I know what it feels like to be “red-pilled,” the alt-right’s preferred metaphor for losing one’s faith in received assumptions and Read More …

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“What Is A Porn Star?”

With the backdrop of the national upheaval on the President’s scandal with the porn star “Stormy” Daniels, a friend posted the following question on his FaceBook page:  “Thanks to recent news, my 11-year old asked me what a porn star is. How do I answer that question?”  Although my own son has way passed eleven, Read More …

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The Siege Mentality

Written by David Brooks New York Time Nov 13, 2017 Why are so many conservative evangelicals in Alabama still supporting Roy Moore? For that matter, why have so many evangelicals around the country spent the past two years embracing Donald Trump? I just took part in a compelling conversation on this subject at the Faith Angle Read More …

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Some Reflections on the 500th Year Commemoration of Reformation

Standing in front of the doors to the Castle Church of Wittenberg 500 years after Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses which started the Reformation is exhilarating beyond words.  There is something about being there physically and hearing sermons referencing the vision of the reformers that connect oneself to the history that transformed the world.  Read More …

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The Slow Creep of Hate

(From the publisher.  Christian Century, September 13, 2017) The quality of cabin air is a growing issue for airline passengers. Pilots delay starting the engines until minutes before rolling away from the gate, which is good for saving fuel but hard on passengers, who have to sit in an unventilated aluminum tube as the cabin Read More …

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Richard Dawkins vs. Alister McGrath on Christianity

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Engineer and Artist

I picked up a book in Hong Kong some years ago on a visit.  The artistic design of the cover attracted my attention.  I almost wanted to buy it without even reading the title.  It is a translated book titled 基督徒人文素養.  The original English title somewhat deviates from the meaning of its Chinese name:  The Read More …

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Holy Trinity – Icon and Spirituality

Aesthetics plays an important role in the expression of Christianity.  Apart from the doctrinal creationism, beauty finds other channels to take form—especially in Catholicism and Greek Orthodox.  With the former, most people would be familiar with the Gothic style architectural structure of the many famous basilicas.  On the one hand, these buildings show great diligence Read More …

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The Subject-Matter of Sin in “The Village”, “Babel”, and “I Am Legend”

Would you believe me if I had told you the world is seriously talking about the problem of sin and they are looking for deliverance from God?  Well, it is true.  They are.  All that happened in a different language that Christians might not have understood.  In the last four years, three different movies, directed Read More …

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