Monthly Archives: July 2016

From sea to shining sea

I almost picked the line “for purple mountain majesties,” as a nod to my undergrad alma mater, but realized “from sea to shining sea” also neatly evokes my east-to-west coast transplant this summer (San Francisco-bound!). So there. Somewhere midway through college, I decided I didn’t want to live in the US post-graduation. It was definitely […]

Silence on Black Lives Matter

One of the communication tools my wife and I learned during our premarital counseling was to ask two questions to each other at the end of the day. What were you most satisfied with (in the context of the relationship)? What were you most dissatisfied with? With each question, we would follow up with how […]

Malaysia, ’tis of thee?

The words of the John Wesley’s New Year’s Eve service thrilled me—and struck me as a little unfair. Christ has many services to be done. Some are more easy and honorable, others are more difficult and disgraceful. Some are suitable to our inclinations and interests, others are contrary to both. In some we may please Christ […]