Author Archives: keeliariegg

The Final Draft

Photograph by Hana Lehmann The Kairos Journal was meant to be a year-long endeavor to write about struggles that young Christians face. My co-bloggers and I are wrapping up now, but we’re obviously still questioning and struggling with all sorts of things. As proof, here’s my list of ideas that I didn’t get to write about […]

Samaritan vs. Priest

Luke 10:25-37 (NIV) “A Ugandan woman was walking down a road when she was attacked by epilepsy. It stripped her of her dignity, slammed her head against the pavement, and left her lying in the middle of the road, unconscious. I happened to be going down the same road, and when I saw the woman, […]

Photograph by Jamie Baik

Praying the anorexia away

Cover photograph by Jamie Baik She was sitting a few tables away from me. I’d seen her around, of course, because it was a small campus. We smiled at each other in recognition and I went back to finishing my essay’s bibliography. I paused and glanced around the room again, distracted. She was bent low, almost crouching […]

Why Can’t I Hear from God?

I’ve heard it so many times: “You can have a relationship with God. Beautiful love and understanding will flow between you.” But what does that mean, exactly? If I wanted to, how should I go about communicating with Christ? What do other people do? Why is it that I hear silence when I try praying, but a lot […]

Short & Sweet Must-Read Booklist (with short & sweet must-read books)

These are books I wish I had read years ago. If I had, it would’ve saved a lot of time and frustration instead of me reading thicker, less engaging and less brilliant answers to my questions. Here they are, in no particular order: If you want to learn about salvation without the same tired cliches…   The parable of the […]

Why Jesus Would Protest with #BlackLivesMatter

Keelia: I am one of those non-black, light-skinned people who wants to “get it” when it comes to race in America. Until about age 20, the only understanding of race I had was from a ninth grade class about slavery, and my own musings about people’s appearances. I’m half Chinese and half white and I […]

An Inconvenient Truth About Me

My husband, Chris, and I were talking with a friend the other night, and she asked why we “knew so many people.” I didn’t know how to respond. Because the truth is Chris and I are blessed with many friends, but acknowledging that felt arrogant, like we’re proud of climbing the social ladder or having […]