Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist – Part I

You could interpret my NEW BLOG SERIES: “Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist” in two ways. It could be read as raising children as an un-fundamentalist parent, aka Christian blogger parent sorts out spiritual baggage online. Or, it could mean raising my children to NOT be fundamentalists, because that would be the best way for them to rebel against…

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When God Changed With Me

“I can feel Your love in this place ~~” the chorus blasts at full volume, skilfully performed by the worship band on stage. I felt nothing. No matter how many times they repeated the musical phrase, each time with increasing resonance complete with climactic chord changes, I felt nothing. I fiddled around in my purse,…

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We Don’t Need Sameness to Connect

I have never had the privilege of a faith community catered to my cultural background. Although born to a Taiwanese family, I was exposed to a western education (at age 10); far too young to relate to local Taiwanese children. And yet with my dark hair and yellow skin, love for barbecued squid on a…

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Born Again, or Blind?

I am more and more convinced that beauty lies in the margins. Raised in evangelicalism, we often prayed to reach those who remain in the darkness, that God would open their eyes and see the truth. We had been born again. A veil had been magically lifted off our eyes, welcoming us into the land…

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Irreverence is the New Reverent

Faith: the dealing with the meaning of life, the matter of eternal salvation, the bedrock upon which we build our families and society, this is serious stuff. Irreverence, by definition, is a lack of respect for that which is serious. It would seem that finding faith in the irreverent is impossible, like searching for the…

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TCKs in the World of Faith

I write about TCKs and I write about faith. Today, I write about both at A Life Overseas. Our generation is in need of voices with storied backgrounds. TCKs who participate in a faith community are equipped to bring about a certain vitality and prophetic voice. They embody a different story to congregations with a single…

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Fourteen Thoughts on Responsible Faith

It almost seems like an oxymoron to associate the word Responsible with Faith. We tend to think of faith as child-like: innocent, naive, and pure. Being a person of great faith means doing a-typical things, the hard and radical choices to reflect the unlimited strength which can only come from God. Thus, being responsible and…

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