Living in the UK: A Ramble Apr21

Living in the UK: A ...

Living in a different country is a unique experience. There are weird things that happen that you could never really prepare yourself for. No amount of research, YouTube videos, or blog sites can prepare you for these things. Sometimes they cause a little embarrassment. For example, when I...

Love Beyond Language Feb26

Love Beyond Language

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.-1 John 3:18 She is new. None of us have seen her before. A woman with a modest hijab walks into our English class for the very first time. In many ways she is out of place. She is the only woman in our class and those...

Christians, We Should Adapt To Culture (Wait, What?!) Dec03

Christians, We Shoul...

Recently, I was informed that an individual I grew up with came out to her family, which I was a bit surprised to hear. Like many parents who have been confronted with the conflict between their child’s homosexual lifestyle and its compatibility with Christianity, their focus turned towards...

On Studying Fear

This is, oddly enough, an article about writing an article.  A former student of mine who now edits the university newspaper asked if I would write an OpEd piece for the upcoming Halloween issue. Touched (but mainly flattered), I accepted immediately, not considering the ramifications of my...

Looking Forward to Linsanity Sep30

Looking Forward to L...

“Only 24 seats left!” “What?! Really? It’s still two weeks away.” “Well, we better buy our tickets now before they sell out!” My roommate, Noelle, and I, busted out our iPhones – our fingers tapping furiously away trying to buy tickets to the screening of Linsanity at...

Movies, Sex, and Gore, Oh My! Morality and Objectivity in Art Jul25

Movies, Sex, and Gor...

Last time I wrote on this blog, I argued that art should be viewed subjectively and objectively. Art has absolute qualities that must be acknowledged to give it existence, and yet, it still must be experienced to call it art. But what is art in the scope of ethics? I’ll try not to make this...

Same sex marriage: the argument from inevitability Mar27

Same sex marriage: t...

Alex Lundry, Mitt Romney’s data analyst, recently reported that over 60% of evangelical youth support the legalization of same sex marriage (SSM). This number is in stark contrast to the responses of older evangelical Christians to poll on the issue. Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen cited...

Scottish Rugby Reflections Feb26

Scottish Rugby Refle...

This past weekend I went to my first Rugby match and watched Scotland narrowly defeat Ireland 12-8. This match was the third out of five games that Scotland is meant to play as part of the Six Nations Tournament (which includes England, Wales, France, and Italy as well). Last year Scotland...

Christianity  Today?  Redeeming  Evangelical Relevancy Feb01

Christianity Today?...

This week Christianity Today ran a short article commemorating the 100th birthday of its deceased founder, Carl F.H. Henry. Henry is worthy of memory; aside from the aforementioned magazine, he gave us Fuller Theological Seminary and he was a key signatory on the Chicago Statement of Biblical...

Losing Our Religion Jan28

Losing Our Religion

On a recent visit to Reality San Francisco, I couldn’t help but feel that a large movement had begun throughout their community. Though there was over a thousand people in attendance, it was easy to feel the small community within the Mission District Middle School that Sunday morning....

I’m (Kinda Sorta Yeah Not Really) Gay Sep26

I’m (Kinda Sor...

People wonder if I’m gay. I know because kids in school used to ask me. When I replied with silence, they called me a fag and went on their way. If bullies wondered about my sexuality, then so did family, friends, people at church. They were probably just too afraid (or too nice) to ask....