“Who Shaped” — The Closet Professor

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. (KJV) ( Amos 4:13 ) If you haven’t noticed lately, we are surrounded […] … Continue reading “Who Shaped” — The Closet Professor

Special Sunday Edition: I’m a Christian Deist (Now that Kavanaugh has been appointed to be a Supreme Court Justice)

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit … Continue reading Special Sunday Edition: I’m a Christian Deist (Now that Kavanaugh has been appointed to be a Supreme Court Justice)

Coming Out of the Closet as a REAFFIRMED Progressive Christian Ally (Part 2)

When my first boyfriend broke up with me, I felt alone. I felt that I was unworthy of him, I was unworthy of my family and my church, and most depressingly, I felt unworthy of God. Because I felt as if I was an abomination to God, I attempted suicide multiple times. One night after … Continue reading Coming Out of the Closet as a REAFFIRMED Progressive Christian Ally (Part 2)

Breaking Down the Gay-Straight Duality: Taking a Moderate Stance on Gay Rights

Jesus calls us to have empathy, compassion and an open heart for all human beings. Not just people who follow Him. Not just Christians. Not just believers. Not just straight people. BUT EVERYONE. And this includes gay people. They are your neighbors, too. So if we are to follow what Jesus is asking of us, … Continue reading Breaking Down the Gay-Straight Duality: Taking a Moderate Stance on Gay Rights

Celebrating Taiwan’s (and the Republic’s) Ups and Downs: 66 Years On and Counting

We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past. ~ Madame Chiang Kai-Shek AKA Soong May-Ling/宋美齡 (1898 – 2003) In 1895, after China suffers a major defeat in the first Sino-Japanese War, as part of the agreement, Imperial Japan annexes the island of Formosa (Taiwan) into … Continue reading Celebrating Taiwan’s (and the Republic’s) Ups and Downs: 66 Years On and Counting

Painful (But Achievable) Reconciliation: Post-Newtown Edition

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." ~ Sir Ken Robinson SIX NIGHTS AGO, I had a conversation with Neil MacIntosh—a Facebook friend I have thankfully gotten to know through another Joshua Chen living in North Carolina—that first started from a thread of comments about a pristine photograph … Continue reading Painful (But Achievable) Reconciliation: Post-Newtown Edition

Reaching Out to the Japanese People In the Midst of Strife

I agree with you that the past should be forgiven. But that doesn't mean it should be forgotten so the same mistake won't happen again. Neither should history be denied. Just like you, I want to be with friends with people from different backgrounds. Sure I've met some "bad apples" in particular groups of people, … Continue reading Reaching Out to the Japanese People In the Midst of Strife

Bringing The Nation’s Attention Again to Colorado…

I have come to the conclusion that the main difference between Conservatives and Liberals is how much fear we decide we are going to live in. Liberals don't normally hoard guns and ammo, because we aren't afraid of the world. We all live in the same world, and there are bad things out there to … Continue reading Bringing The Nation’s Attention Again to Colorado…

Putting the Ability in “Disability”

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  ~ Nelson Mendela (1918 –) quoting Marianne Williamson LAST YEAR, a bill was passed through the U.S. Senate recognizing and establishing an important milestone for disabled individuals—and aimed specifically at individuals living with the neurophysiological condition cerebral palsy. … Continue reading Putting the Ability in “Disability”