The inner city needs you!

The inner city needs you!

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The other day I received an email with the subject title, “The inner city needs you!” complete with exclamation point. What followed was a series…

Christian Porn

Christian Porn

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If you grew up in church, you know that the worst thing any young man can do is look at pornography. This post isn’t about that…

Learning Cantonese, Unlearning Shame

Learning Cantonese, Unlearning Shame

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Earlier this year I was taking Conversational Cantonese at City College. After a lifetime of fractional non-conversations with my grandparents with mom and dad as…

Coming Out: Queer People and the Kingdom of God

Coming Out: Queer People and the Kingdom of God

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The first time anyone came out to me, I was a junior in college. Up until that point, I didn’t have any close friends who…

Midian

Midian

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And she named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where…

Why are all my friends going to Reality SF, Part 2: My conversation with Dave Lomas

Why are all my friends going to Reality SF, Part 2: My conversation with Dave Lomas

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A few weeks ago I sat down with Dave Lomas, head pastor at Reality SF. Why he would meet with a scrub like me is…

The artist

The artist

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I fell in love with poetry in the first grade. Ms. Pascucci would play Shel Silverstein cassettes tapes on our class’s boom box and I…

Asian American Christians: No Place to Lay Our Heads

Asian American Christians: No Place to Lay Our Heads

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Happy 2014! One of my new year’s resolutions is to better formulate my experiences as an Asian American, particularly as they relate to faith. I…

How To Read This Blog

How To Read This Blog

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In order for you to read this blog correctly, you must know some facts about me. Here is what you need to know: My name…

God of the City, Part 2: Rich Christians in an Age of Gentrification

God of the City, Part 2: Rich Christians in an Age of Gentrification

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Last time, I talked a bit about how San Francisco is changing and how we may be more responsible for those changes than we’d like…