3 Problems Academic Theologians May Face In an Indonesian (Asian) Context

  Seeking to become an academic is an enormous task in itself, with unique challenges and privileges as a distinct vocation. Becoming an academic theologian, more specifically, brings with it a host of further questions with which the aspiring student must wrestle. What is the relationship between my academic work and the church? How should […]

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Art, Education, and Pragmatism

Not too long ago, I spent a day in the Louvre, that famous Museum in Paris. I must confess, I do not have an eye for high art. I wasn’t trained for it, I haven’t developed a taste for it, and I don’t specialize in it. I spent two hours around the Mesopotamian Code of […]

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No, Your Culture Is Not More “Biblical”

I have never truly felt at home anywhere – in America, I am plainly Asian; I can’t stand eating grilled cheese sandwiches and I need my rice – I find myself alienated from a culture that associates capitalism and republicanism with Christianity, nor can I sympathise with the functional authority bestowed upon the emotions in […]

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Two New Articles: Theology and Philosophy, and Confucianism

Two pieces of mine were recently published on two different websites. The first is on the relationship between theology and philosophy, for Reformed Forum.  This piece should be self-explanatory. I presented three views on the issue. The first takes theology and philosophy to be two independent disciplines, but theology should attach itself to one particular philosophy. […]

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