IKEA chair

One week ago I arrived in Scotland to attend the University of St. Andrews and moved into my new flat. Immediately I felt welcomed by my lovely roommate Katherine and other friends and neighbors.  I jumped into orientation week and enjoyed getting to know my diverse community of colleagues in the Graduate School of interdisciplinary … More IKEA chair

My turn to be an international student

Written September 2, 2019 in Washington Dulles International Airport during a 12-hour delay on my flight to London for graduate school.  Since I graduated with my BA in 2009 (Communications, Simpson University) I’ve spent the past 10 years in Christian campus ministry, and the last 5 years reaching out to international students in particular.  Now, … More My turn to be an international student

The Pearl

It’s a pearl, rugged beauty emerging as brokenness restored… canon ball holes line the cliffs around the bay, garbage which washed ashore from Japan, Korea, and China, is flung across the rocks lining the shore.  A wise Hawaiian elder, with dark weather-worn skin gazes out at the horizon.  He is the Protector of these ancestral … More The Pearl

Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations

Today I opened a new book I’ve been meaning to read for over a year now and I found myself in the company of friends whose conversation hums at the same frequency as the constant debate in my head.  They are Evangelical Christian thinkers and practitioners who are White, Asian, African, Indian, Native indigenous, and Feminist.  Everyone is welcome at this round table of discussion and invited to have “the courage to differ graciously.” … More Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations

My White Heroes

During my “Europe Voyage” I was looking for historical figures from my nations of origin who I could admire and emulate. In reflection, there were four with whom I came into contact who really impressed and challenged me.  Here I will share a little about each… … More My White Heroes