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In these posts, I do personal reflection on topics, news, liturgy or Scripture.

A Letter to My Son At His Birth

A Letter to My Son At His Birth

Dear Levi, You arrived on this world in the day of a total solar eclipse. What a momentous occasion for you to be born! It is as if creation was welcoming you with a party. As we heard your first cries, our heart leapt in joy just as it had for our previous two daughters. You were wanted even before you gave your first breath and now we welcome you into this world. By God’s grace, you came into this…

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Ultimate Narratives and Why Trump Is Irrelevant

Ultimate Narratives and Why Trump Is Irrelevant

I have intentionally steered clear from political topics in this blog. Yet, just like many in this season, I found myself needing to say something given the unique political moment the US is undergoing at this point. For starters, as an immigrant and strong believer in international cooperation, it is not too difficult to know where I stand on the current administration. Moreover, as an evangelical Christian, I lament our group’s support for Trump’s person and agenda. Simply put, the…

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How Can Humans Flourish?

How Can Humans Flourish?

In previous blogs, I often used the phrase “AI for human flourishing.” In this blog, I want to explore what human flourishing is. What is Human Flourishing? I learned of this concept still in seminary when taking classes on ethics, mission and ministry. It is a new term that encompasses three levels of well-being: emotional, psychological and social. It connotes a state in which people are thriving. This may or may not be accompanied by material wealth but it is…

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Our Bodies Matter to God

Our Bodies Matter to God

Because robust theology cannot be done without a strong biblical foundation, I will occasionally blog on the lectionary. For those of you not familiar with the lectionary, it is system that divides the Bible in Sunday readings so that a congregation can cycle through all of Scripture in a period of 3 years. It is a mainstay in mainline denominations but is now also becoming common in non-denomination circles. This is not a Sunday sermon but an attempt to reflect…

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Ghost in The Shell: Can Cyborgs Feel Hope?

Ghost in The Shell: Can Cyborgs Feel Hope?

My plan was to convince my wife to go see Ghost In the Shell last weekend. Yet, after reading the scathing reviews, I opted for a different plan. As one interested in the topic of AI, it sounded like the original animated movie (Ghost in the Shell – 1995) directed by Kazunori. A critique of the Hollywood version was its lack of depth compared to the original. Apart from the controversy about white-washing, it seemed like the biggest complaint was the…

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Waiting for the Great Homecoming

Waiting for the Great Homecoming

Lectionary Reflections for Dec 11, 2016 Is 35:1-10 Ps 146.4-10 Jas 5:7-10 Mat 11:2-11 John the Baptist in the Wilderness (credit: http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-save-image.pl) Vision of a homecoming and vindication for the people of God. Jesus inaugurates this homecoming by fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecies. James calls us to be patient as our redemption is not coming. The homecoming have started yet it is not complete. This week we witness injustice and tragedy. Corrupt politicians in Brazil trying to change the laws to protect…

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