Pragmatism has been a popular view of the time. Though many don’t know the term, we are nonetheless very familiar with its slogan – “Because it works, then it must be true” – and accepted it by vox populi. This is the view that maintains truth is whatever works. In other words, the criteria for… Read More Can we say, “because it works, then it must be true?”
Often times, when I choose to do the things I want, I often hear people approve by saying: “As long as that makes you happy, then go for it.” I bought that kind of thinking. That is, by making decisions in the pursuit of the easy and accessible pleasures. I mean, who wouldn’t want to… Read More Happiness is the goal?
The ball is on the court of the gender debate. To be more specific, it is on the issue of gender equality. On one hand, that’s the pressure. When the word equality is being used, the issue is more likely to be controversial. But on the other hand, who can blame anyone? Especially when the same word… Read More A thought experiment on the “gender discrimination” slogan
Although it’s already past Dec. 25, yet for Christians, the essence of Christmas will continue for all seasons. I’ve written about this one (last year), as to anticipate the subsequent year (i.e., 2016), in the title of Jesus is not only “the reason for the season”. That piece focused on the all-encompassing effect of Jesus’… Read More Few reflections on the Christmas narrative
“Follow your dreams/passions!” That phrase is always present in most, if not in every commencement exercise. You can also hear that whenever an athlete or an artist wins an award – follow your dreams/passion! But have we spent some time assessing whether that phrase is actually beneficial? Sure, it may be beneficial for someone who… Read More Why “follow your dreams/passion” may be a misleading mantra for success
“It is becoming more and more obvious that it is not starvation, not microbes, not cancer,” said the late celebrated psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, “but man himself who is mankind’s greatest danger.” On the other hand, nobody wants to be referred as the problem. We all want to be extolled. We all want to be… Read More Empty hands and the Savior
We were excited in our way to a meeting when a lamentable news broke up. The father of a friend just died. Although I’m hoping that we got it wrong, reality nevertheless dashes that hope. In scraping a spread for his bread, he leaned back to his chair and he was gone. Death, I believe, is the most avoided… Read More Oh death, where is your sting?
I grew up believing that believers are not allowed to complain to God concerning horrific and ambiguous events. For God is sovereign. He is omniscient. He is the source of all wisdom. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than you ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” declares the Lord through… Read More Authenticty with my doubts
“God is a constant kill-joy” was the phrase I heard from a friend long time ago. Now as a Christian, that view however betrays my experience walking with God and how he is portrayed especially by the psalmists in the Old Testament. But as much as I wanted to react differently, I find myself reminded by the similar person I used to be… Read More The God of the “Thou shalt nots.”