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When I Felt Heard by a White Man

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To many, these racial tensions are everyday life obstacles to hurdle—not newly emerging problems. I am one of the many: a Black man who calls America home.

When the Church Isn't Doing Enough for Justice

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Each Sunday that goes by without a mention of racial justice, with no acknowledgment of the deep pain that is rocking our nation and affecting believers and nonbelievers alike, makes me wonder why the Church is not at the forefront of advocating for justice.

How Can I Respond to Racial Injustice?

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As a believer, I know that I am called to live out righteousness and justice. Yet living in Taiwan, so far away from America, I have felt lost in how to speak out against the injustices that have been so exposed in my home country over the last several months.

Wait, God?! I Thought You Called Me to This?

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Ten years ago, when I was graduating high school and facing the prospect of starting college at a public university located in the middle of a cornfield in western Michigan, I had a plan. The primary issue with the Plan, (though, looking at it objectively, there are numerous), was that it was mine.
How Should Believers Respond to the Killing of Black People

How Should Believers Respond to the Killing of Black People?

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This week, a police officer in Minneapolis held his knee to the neck of George Floyd, an African American man. After nine minutes of what can only be described as desperate pleas and cries, George died. He was murdered on a street, in broad daylight, by an institution designed to protect people.

Prejudice—The Parasite That Plagues Us All

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Parasite, a Korean film directed by Boon Joon Ho, made history as the first foreign language film to win four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Writing (Screenplay)--prompting comments from a news reporter that director Boon Joon Ho didn’t just make a movie, but started a movement for Asian films to gain global recognition. 

Abraham and Cheng Yu: We Invited the Homeless to Our Wedding

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The laughter and joyous chatter streaming out of Yio Chu Kang Chapel rang through the night. It came from the hundreds of guests who were all dressed impeccably in their finest and the sumptuous food that kept everyone in high spirits. It all looked like a typical scene from a wedding banquet. Except that it was as atypical as any wedding banquet could be.

Why Should Christians Care About Social Justice?

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Every fall, my college holds an event called “Un-Learn Week”. Un-Learn Week is a week full of different events focused on “un-learning” racial bias. This was the first time that I started really learning about social justice and what it means—especially in a Christian context.