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faith sermons

God is love

In these days, do you feel like you are running out of energy, or motivation, or patience, or even love? Yes, the world has been a difficult place to be. Only couple weeks ago, the jury reach a verdict finding the former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his […]

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political reflections theology

imagine, dream, hope

I am teaching Ethics this semester. We are discussing equality and discrimination this week. I couldn’t have planned in advance that on Tuesday of this week, Derek Chauvin’s jury would reach their verdict, and as we were awaiting the verdict, Ma’Khia Bryant, who was 16 years old, was killed by police before the announcement of […]

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academic PhD Life reflections work

the gift of pausing

On weekends, sometimes just Sunday some times Saturday and Sunday, I take a break from writing my dissertation. When you have been writing and thinking about something, in my case theology of traumatic affect, taking a break from it feels so strange! I started taking weekends off from writing when I noticed I was not […]

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christianity faith sermons theology

may our eyes be opened

One Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. But how are we to understand the death of Jesus? And the resurrection? Easter refers to the crucifixion and death of Jesus on Good Friday, Holy or Silent Saturday and Resurrection Sunday. I would describe Good Friday as devastating, Holy Saturday as plunging into the depths of […]

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anxiety coping skills PhD Life

the difference between i can’t do it and i can do it

Most of last week, I felt overwhelmed and thought to myself I can’t do it. I had a sermon and a chapter of my dissertation both due on Thursday of last week. On Monday at noon, I got a call to schedule an interview for that day, had the interview and got hired later in […]