Donald Trump, the American Dream, and the Chinese-Indonesian Dream

The most disturbing thing about Donald Trump, at least to me, is not his stance on specific policies, his rhetoric on freedom or the obviously racist undertones of his speech. Rather, it is the way in which he weaves in talk of God into his political engine to pander to the ‘Christian’ voters of America. […]

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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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Tobacco, Tattoos, and the Chinese Church: Dr. Alex Tseng

This is a guest post by Alex (Shao Kai) Tseng (PhD, Oxford), a professor of systematic theology at China Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of numerous articles and an upcoming book on Karl Barth. You can view a research profile of Dr. Tseng here. ————————————————————————–   Recently I posted two photos on social media, […]

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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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Travel, Scripture, and Chinese New Year.

Meeting people from different cultures exposes us to significant blind-spots. Even in a non-Christian context this is easily observable; spend a day in Brazil and you would find that time is seen to be more flexible there – people come and go into each other’s homes as they please, even until well after midnight. There, […]

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Timothy Brindle: Christianity and Hip-Hop (An Interview)

I had the privilege to interview my friend and hip-hop artist Timothy Brindle on the relationship between Christianity, theology and hip-hop. Much of what he says merits reflection. Timothy Brindle is renown rap artist for lampmode productions along with artists like Shai Linne, and Stephen the Levite. His songs include All Sufficiency of Christ, Means of […]

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