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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The Grey

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, came out in between Taken and Taken 2, so it gives a false impression that it is another tough guy movie.  Instead of fighting criminals, Neeson is going to beat up grey wolves in Alaska because his plane crashed.  To my surprise, this movie is a piece of literature.  Perhaps Read More …

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A Tale As Old As Time: Reflection After Seeing Beauty and the Beast

I fell in love with the story when I first watched the Disney animation in the 90s.  It brought tears to a thirty year-old man then and now the musical brings the same sentiment to an old geek pushing 60.  To me, Beauty and the Beast is much more than another romantic Prince Charming fairy Read More …

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Trump, Populism, and Christianity

It would not be an overstatement to say the result of the 2016 Presidential Election shook the world.  Defying every poll’s prediction, Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States against all odds.  What seemed, at one point, a bizarre and distant experiment – like Brexit – could only happen in Europe (and we Read More …

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