To deny my own desires, to deny my expectations, to deny what I think is best for tomorrow, to deny the uncontrollable, the imperfect, the future which I don’t have any control of. Is to be free of the chains of living breathless, living dead, with anxieties that prevent me to enjoy today—“do not worry […]Read more "The Paradox Of Sacrifice"
Dear Justice-seeker: You are probably frustrated with the events of injustice, and hatred. Well aware that Charlottesville is acquainted with racism and murder. I know you might be eager to take on the streets, or express your frustration to the four winds. But before you do, please pause with me, let us reflect in the […]Read more "A Letter to Justice-seekers"
“Are you married?” “When are you getting married?” “You are just not married for now, right?” These are questions that I have heard countless times as I have visited churches, either as a guest speaker, worship leader, or a visitor. Sometimes these are well-intentioned questions out of curiosity, but other times these questions have underlined […]Read more "The Struggle of Being Single in Evangelicalism"
My brothers and I used to paint houses in the summer to help pay for school. Being self-employed at a young age had certain perks but also some risk. We worked hard each day but always made sure we left in time to play basketball at the local park. A major perk! On the down […]Read more "Don’t Miss the Sailing Boat!"
Living in a cosmopolitan area like NY, one cannot escape the privilege of experiencing the gift of diversity; at the same time my experience here has taught me a lot about the sad issues of racial tensions in the US and the world. Because of the diversity in the different groups of people I hang […]Read more "The Dilemma of a White Peruvian: Breaking the Stereotypical Rule"
Many times as we go through different seasons of our lives (both the painful ones and the enjoyable ones) we have different expectations on how things should look like in the tomorrow. We will have certain expectations from close friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, children, ministry, career, church, studies, and even our calling. We soon get to […]Read more "Is not about “the hows”, but “The Who”"
Many times, during passion week, we forget a singular character that played a role that many of us would even dare to pay attention to. When we read or hear about him, we do not even care to analyze why did the Gospel writers even care to write about him. We look at him as […]Read more "Being Barabbas: “The Insurrectionary”"