Faith Through Tragedy: A Congo Exile’s Story

“It’d be 12 pm, kids in school, and you’d hear a gunshot. You’d just know; a war had started.” Enoch grew up in the Congo, a land rife with instability and rich with valuable minerals. He recalls this scene as a daily aspect of life. Yet, life felt normal. He went to school, played with... Continue Reading →

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The Richest Land of Poverty

“It’d be 12 pm, kids in school, and you’d hear a gunshot. You’d just know; a war had started.” Enoch grew up in the Congo, a land rife with instability and rich with valuable minerals. He recalls this scene as a daily aspect of life. Yet, life felt normal. He went to school, played with... Continue Reading →

An Update on Syria

In March I posted this article on the Syrian War, 7 Years—The Syrian War Trudges On. It was a threshold point for the state, as it crossed a point of reconciliation and entered into the seventh year of conflict. Now, six months later, there may be a minor halt to the foray. Russia and Turkey have... Continue Reading →

An Idol State

"I am proud to be Chinese and I do not tolerate any traitor" - Alex Chiu "The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable" - Xi Jinping "We must teach our people the greatness of China's historical culture. In our educational program we must stress Chinese... Continue Reading →

Are We Satisfied?

Donald Trump's election in 2016 signaled the beginning of a movement; now over 2 years later we are seeing what feels like its placid denouement. #MeToo. Two words which conveyed one monumental story—the continual and systemic assault of women by men. This Hashtag went viral as women all over the world shared their stories of... Continue Reading →

Hijabs—The Terror of the West?

Recently I participated in a discussion with Dr. Matthew Klaemingk, assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, about muslim headscarves. In his article, THE HEADSCARF: ISLAM'S GIFT TO WESTERN DEMOCRACY, he argues that headscarves are actually a gift to western democracy.... Continue Reading →

News-Bots—A Journalist’s Best Friend?

When I initially heard about the concept of news-bots, I was horrified. I'm aspiring to be a journalist and now there are people creating and using robots that will do my job? Actually, no. Right now news-bots don't function in the capacity of a journalist; they serve as incredibly helpful tools. These tech buddies can... Continue Reading →

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