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
Abortion is healthcare! Yet in 2019 alone, Utah, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri have passed the most restrictive abortion laws in history with Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas in the queue. And it’s only May. White conservative evangelical christian men in red state legislatures are proposing and passing these unconstitutional abortion bills on … Continue reading The Pro-Life Movement was Born from Racism
Zadie Smith writes, “There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words.” Those are the words that rose up in my mind this morning when I read that one million species are facing extinction due to anthropogenic climate breakdown. “Anthropogenic climate breakdown” is … Continue reading Christian Grief on the Verge of Mass Extinction