Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Somewhere in the process of D moving to Hong Kong in 2013, becoming a (failed) social worker in Chinatown, and learning about the 2014 Umbrella…

This Is My Body: Trauma, Food, and the Eucharist as Ancestor Worship

This Is My Body: Trauma, Food, and the Eucharist as Ancestor Worship

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This article was originally published in Inheritance Magazine. Just posting here so I have my writing in one place. Also because I just haven’t posted…

Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

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Dr. Chuck’s calligraphy sits over the desk in my new apartment, a verse from 2 Timothy. It says, “God did not give us a spirit…

Life, Death, and Empire

Life, Death, and Empire

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It is becoming harder and harder to trust God these days. I’m not sure if it’s because I have less faith than I used to,…

Unity, Anger, Conversion, and Hillsong

Unity, Anger, Conversion, and Hillsong

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Well, that escalated quickly. Whether you engaged or ignored, agreed or disagreed, got angry with me or at me, it’s all good. In the digital world,…

Hillsong Church: Do Not Colonize San Francisco

Hillsong Church: Do Not Colonize San Francisco

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Ben Houston, pastor of the famed Hillsong Church, recently posted this video announcing the planting of Hillsong’s new San Francisco campus: I’m sure there are…

My Top 5 Favorite Books

My Top 5 Favorite Books

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There is a kind of enlightened vanity that comes with a list like this, like, yo check out the fact that, one, I read hella…

Book Review: The Power Bible

Book Review: The Power Bible

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Thanks to Eric Shin and the good folks at Green Egg Media, I have the privilege of doing my first book review! And what better…

San Franciscans: A Modern-Day Epistle

San Franciscans: A Modern-Day Epistle

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Greetings Nate, a follower of Jesus by the grace of God, To the church of God in San Francisco, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus…

I'm the biggest hypocrite of 2015

I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015

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I’ve been putting this off for over eight months now. As a writer, I oscillate between the monumental importance of words on the one hand…