Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2019«

The Color of Compromise | Reflections & Notes

January 29, 2019


Jemar Tisby. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Zondervan, 2019. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS We should all be unsettled at our history; the ancestors and ideologies that have preceded us. We should be equally dispirited with how seemingly impotent religious adherence has been, for many, in breeding a more just […]

Boy Erased | Reflections

January 25, 2019


Boy Erased [R], 2018. Reflections The most important events in our lives are rarely just about one thing. That which is most significant to us is also most complicated, intermixing with multiple aspects of our existence. So it is with Boy Erased, which is not just about conservative religion and human sexuality. It is also about […]

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, Notes, and Critique

January 21, 2019


Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be Loved | Critical Review, which is more theologically/philosophically thorough. Since this particular book is geared […]

So you want to talk about race | Reflections & Notes

January 18, 2019


Ijeoma Oluo. So you want to talk about race. Seal Press, 2018. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS I have very few reflections to share simply because this book is incredibly articulate and accessible. I do resonate with @IjeomaOluo’s comments in her Google talk [the video above], I don’t like talking about race. I can’t stand it. I do not […]

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

January 18, 2019


I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16, 1991. I was about to become a father for the first time. My wife, Shen-Ling, […]

The Myth of Certainty | Reflections & Notes

January 9, 2019


Daniel Taylor. The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian & The Risk of Commitment. InterVarsity Press, 1992. (158 pages) MYTH-excerpt-pdfs-copy REFLECTIONS There is no other book I’ve read that has captured my spiritual journey and process as clearly as this one. I have long eschewed perennially identifying with titles such as “Evangelical,” “Christian,” or even “Spiritual.” […]

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor | Reflections & Notes

January 7, 2019


Tren Griffin. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. Columbia University Press, 2015. (209 pages) REFLECTIONS I have always considered money to be a reflection of something more than mere dollars and cents. Add to that Yuval Noah Harari’s description of money as a mere fiction, and we have an insightful sense of what money is, how it […]