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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Coming Out Of The Closet

(I am a Baptist.  Alright, then, for all those Baptists out there, this article is not a criticism from outside our denomination.  We are just talking about stuff that is happening in our own backyard.)               Not too long ago I had the pleasure of reengaging the subject of immersion versus sprinkling.  It was Read More …

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A Reflection On Worship

I.  Worship and Spirituality The Sunday worship reflects the spirituality of the church.  Before I go on, I must define what I mean by “spirituality”.  Alister McGrath says this: For Christianity, spirituality concerns the living out of the encounter with Jesus Christ.  The term “Christian spirituality” refers to the way in which the Christian life is Read More …

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Myths Debunked: Why Did White Evangelical Christians Vote For Trump?

This article is written by Myriam Renaud, then PhD candidate in theology at the University of Chicago.  

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Eye In The Sky

When the audience sit on the edge of their chairs, listening in to the strenuous debates between the politicians, the military, and the legal advisors whether they have the justification to engage with the drone attack on a secretive terrorist gathering in Nairobi, Kenya with the possibility of fatally injuring a civilian girl, they are Read More …

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III. The Diaspora Chinese Christians in North America: Finding the theological context for the Chinese churches

Part III:  Chinese Christians from Mainland China Introduction             It must have been five years ago when I listened to Dr. Carver Yu, the president of China Graduate School of Theology (CGST) in Hong Kong, speaking in California.  Yu gained his ThM from Fuller and later earned his doctorate degree from Oxford, then finishing up Read More …

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