“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

My eyes flutter open. Reluctantly. I squeeze them shut trying to shut out the sounds of the twins already going at it about some god-forsaken book or toy this morning in their room next door. It’s not even light out. I crack one eye open and look at the clock. 6:11 AM. Noooooooooooo. I can […]

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Brittany Maynard and the Livable Life

By now most have heard about Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill 29-year-old who spent her final days advocating for death-with-dignity laws, took lethal drugs prescribed by her physician on Saturday and died, a spokesman said, “as she intended — peacefully in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones.” I don’t have cancer or any […]

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Killjoy Prophets, Asian America, Evangelicalism (Part 2)

In seminary I took a course called Cultural Hermeneutics team-taught by two professors. One would go on to become one of my favorite teachers and the other would become my senior thesis advisor. A close friend, at the time and now, Erica Liu, along with a handful of other Asian Americans and I sat eagerly […]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Accept No Substitutes

Reblogged from 2012. I didn’t make it to church this morning. I had every good intention last night, and planned out the morning as I lay in bed so I could squeeze in a shower and smell nice, the babies would eat breakfast and take a nap beforehand. I know, I know, the road to […]

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Confronting Gender: The Three Pillars and Ethnicity

Emily Skidmore’s fascinating article on “The Good Transsexual,” analyzes stories about the recent “appearance” of transsexuals: I track the formation of the transsexual within popular discourse. Perhaps unsurprisingly it was those transwomen…depicted with the most proximity to white womanhood, who gained the most visibility in the mainstream press and whose stories therefore came to define […]

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