As part of my nostalgic reflections on the completion of my PhD, and the formal celebration of that a few weeks ago at my graduation, I’ve been thinking about the various trends and themes that characterized my time in Scotland. In particular, I was thinking about the bookends of my studies: how the beginning and […]
Two weeks ago today I graduated with my PhD from the University of St Andrews. Being back in St Andrews was a wonderful experience. It was great to be able to show my parents around for the first time. As I was retracing my steps and hitting up all of my favorite places around town […]
This past week has been tough. Orlando, Paris, Tel Aviv, and many others have been a constant source of tears, heartache and mourning for the global community I know for me, death has hit home in a different way. Last week, my Grandma passed away at 89 years old. She was an amazing woman who was […]
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1). This past weekend, I went on a church retreat with Bethel English Church at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center. While I really enjoyed being away from the […]
The Spirit prays for us. We do not know what to pray, nor necessarily to pray for that which we do not know what to pray for. Neither did we know how to pray, nor even how to pray for what we do not know to pray for, but our Lord has taught us. He […]
There seems to have been a lot of (social) media attention on ‘prayer’ recently. In addition to the Church of England’s ‘#justpray’ campaign promotion video being deemed offensive and banned by a number of cinemas in the UK, there was also a seemingly unprecedented wave of social media ‘praying’ with the ‘#PrayforParis’ phenomenon in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. […]
Last week, I had a week-long intensive course where I learned about the teaching and learning process. While trying to take in so much information about all the different philosophies and methodologies of teaching, I also heard from people at various colleges, universities, and churches that are already actively in teaching positions from across the […]
Today is Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. And there’s one question in my mind: Why do some people, often non-Christians and sometime even Christians, think that people become angels after they die? There is no lack of literature arguing against such a belief on the Internet: For instance, my quick […]
Working on a college campus, I can feel the anticipation of the new semester in the air, as classes just started last week. There are more students around exploring the campus and trying to register for classes. You can tell who are the new freshmen with the quizzical looks as they try to figure out […]
I have been meditating on the book of Ecclesiastes lately. Tonight as I was driving home late I stopped on the coast to listen to the waves and look at the stars. I murmured to myself: I am free to not make an impact. I am free to not have a legacy. I am free to […]
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