I grew up wild and free. Homeschooled, unschooled, I read whatever books appealed to me and spent long hours outdoors letting my imagination wander. I had the kind of education many modern parents look at longingly. I wasn’t in public schools at a desk all day learning how to be a pliant citizen or godless … Continue reading I was Home Schooled for Autonomy, then I Learned Community
After her son was born, Mary spoke to Jesus one night in whispers, lying in bed together in the blue and the soft of dark. The boy was asleep, small mouth open and breathing. His chest rose and fell and Mary felt a surge of something that was almost like grief. Her words were prayer … Continue reading Mary Holding Jesus at His Birth & Death
The outbreak of COVID-19 is not an excuse for racism and hate crimes. However, not only am I seeing the world suffering, I’m also hearing and seeing the racism and xenophobia that comes with it. As a Taiwanese/Chinese/Asian person during this pandemic, I know that my Asianness does not make me more susceptible to catching … Continue reading Asian Christians are Fighting COVID…and Racism
On Tuesday, March 24, against the advice of public health experts who project the ongoing, increasing spread of the deadly pandemic, the President called for the end of our life-saving social distancing by this Easter. He said that, on Easter, the churches would be packed. But Easter is the triumph of love over death. Of … Continue reading Love will Empty Our Churches this Easter
I remember meandering through the magazine aisle at my local grocery store to look at design magazines. To be honest, it was an excuse for my closeted self to ogle the muscle-bound bodybuilders covered in sweat, wearing next to nothing. What was not to love? My eyes traveled to a handsome, preppy, all-American looking guy … Continue reading How Could LGBTQ+ Christians Respond to Aaron Schock Coming Out?
What is in one is in the whole. Our illusions of separateness and disconnection are being exposed for the paper thin lies that they are. We have to effort into social distance, because it turns out that the norm is proximity and contact. The world, rather than being out there and full of them, is … Continue reading We Are All Connected