We Are All Going To The Brothel: How Our Politics Reflect Our Spiritual Yearnings

In a recent conversation I had with a friend on current politics, I referenced an old saying that goes something like:  The man who goes to the brothel is looking for Jesus.  This adage implies humankind often mistaken fleshly desires for the true need that a deeper spiritual void yearns for.  In this scene, the Read More …

The Seduction of Power

American Reformer published an article in August 2021 titled “Viktor Orban:  Christianity has created the free man, the family and the nation.” The article is based on an interview given by the Hungarian Prime Minister to the Croatian Catholic weekly Glas Koncila (The Voice of the Council) in June the same year.  To be fair, Read More …

A Critique to James Dobson’s Newsletter (Feb 2021)

“These are momentous and dangerous days for our country and its people.”  That’s the opening line of James Dobson’s February newsletter.  The founder of Focus on the Family understandably sounded somber.  Not only has he been a staunch Trump supporter for his politics, Dobson also defended the Christian faith of the former President, calling him Read More …

Some Thoughts on Anti-Asian Sentiment as an Asian American Christian

I have long feared that the Coronavirus pandemic will create some anti-Asian sentiments when President Trump began calling it the “Chinese virus”, and unfortunately it materialized.  Various news media have reported random assaults on Asian Americans across the country, which also sparked responses from within this community either as individuals or as collaborative voices.  What Read More …

Screw This Virus!

(This article is written by David Brooks and published in New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/coronavirus-isolation.html) Subtitle: We had to be set apart in order to feel together Screw this virus. Screw this virus that is already ravaging families, burying people in the hard isolation of the same four walls, leaving waitresses in anguish about how they’re Read More …

Why I Don’t Know How to Pray for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nearly two months into the Coronavirus spectating, Americans finally came to realize that we are actually playing this game in the arena…for life.  Dan Diamond, a POLITICO reporter who investigates health care policy and politics, tells us how serious this pandemic is and how much we need to be concerned.  As I am writing this, Read More …

Two Interviews on the New Zealand Shooting

On March 15, 2019, a self-identified white supremacist walked into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand within the same hour and started shooting, leaving at least 50 dead and 50 other injured.  On the one hand, hate crimes targeting the Muslim community no longer surprise us.  At the same time, perhaps it was the vast Read More …