Perpetual Foreigner or Perpetual Native?

I recently went back to the States for a week to surprise my mother for her birthday. Despite the current state of affairs in America, with racial tensions running high, I didn’t expect to experience anything that would make me feel out of place as a person of color. I was going to Southern California … Continue reading Perpetual Foreigner or Perpetual Native?

Deconstructing Christmas

I’m the kind of person who has a tendency to overthink things. Just last month, I almost cancelled Thanksgiving as I wrestled with existential questions about the whitewashing of America’s history, the use of religion to justify entitlement, and the cultural ethnocentrism of the tradition. This month, Christmas has met with a similar fate as … Continue reading Deconstructing Christmas

I belong. You belong. But…

These last few days have been a whirlwind of emotion for me as I’ve vacillated between feelings of anger, betrayal, disappointment, fear, cynicism, and resignation. More than the actual results of the election, I’ve been grieving what it has revealed about the American church. With white evangelicals overwhelmingly aligning themselves with a political platform that … Continue reading I belong. You belong. But…

The Deafening Silence of the Asian Immigrant Church

Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Terence Crutcher. These are just three of the 165 African American men who have been shot by police in 2016 alone, according to the Washington Post. Protests and riots against this epidemic have reached a fever pitch. Out on the streets, I hear wails of pain, shouts against injustice, and cries … Continue reading The Deafening Silence of the Asian Immigrant Church

Following Aslan: Calling the Church to Radical Inclusion

Metaphors. They are powerful symbolic narratives that have the ability to soften our hearts, expose injustice, convict us of our culpability, or reveal profound truths. I recently came across a compelling one in C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian. The Metaphor The four Pevensie children and Trumpkin the dwarf are trying to make their way across a … Continue reading Following Aslan: Calling the Church to Radical Inclusion