Saints Don’t Wear Tights

By on February 28, 2013

When we hear the word “sainthood,” we are likely to associate it with the longstanding tradition of acknowledging those who have demonstrated a remarkable degree of spirituality. It may also remind us of beautiful, ancient artwork illustrating Church fathers (with awesome-looking beards) and mothers (with awesome lack thereof). The past figures inspire living Christians to Read More...


Wrestling Together

By on December 13, 2010

In Cross-Shattered Christ, Stanley Hauerwas wrote in his introduction that, ‘Mystery does not name a puzzle that cannot be solved. Rather, mystery names that which we know, but the more we know, the more we are forced to rethink everything we think we know.’ (pp. 15). Prior to the statement, he has pointed out that Read More...


Stop Smelling the Syllabus

By on November 8, 2010

Life is full of surprises. A tired, cliche phrase, I know. But the phrase speaks the truth. With friends and family, we share stories that surprised us. We remember them vividly because the stories are pivotal in shaping our lives. Seminary life, on the other hand, can become mechanical because of its lack of spontaneity. Read More...


A Bookworm Blessed

By on October 11, 2010

As seminarians, we swing between two world—books and people. Reading theological books and articles is a taxing experience. Heavy commentaries make a dent on our cheap faux wood shelves. PDFs and e-books suck up our bytes. We read. We read. We read. Squeezed between reading assignments, we write. Thousands of books surround us, and thousands Read More...