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Necessary & Absurd

There’s a really great freedom in giving yourself permission to fall deeply in love with what you were called to do, and to refuse to let anyone, or any circumstance prevent you from doing it. 356 more words

Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings by Douglas J. Davies

Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings (Ashgate 2015)- is an edited collection, subtitled ‘Reflecting Hans Mol’, exploring his important work on identity and the sacred. Having survived Nazi imprisonment Mol spent a lifetime engaging in sociology and pastoral forms of ministry as an active Presbyterian. 347 more words


Je suis . . . je ne se quoi.

The recent horrible attacks in Paris, as well as the other terrorist attacks in Australia and Canada, are unpardonable acts. But as the adrenaline and immediate fear subsides, the question arises: why would anyone do such a thing? 805 more words

Scholars Link Racial Identity to Academic Performance

If my calculations are correct, I only have to take 5 more courses to complete my coursework for my PhD. Of course there are other hurdles I must traverse. 518 more words

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Identity Formation in the Shadow of Conflict

In Identity Formation in the Shadow of Conflict, this scholarly article delves into the social aspect of children forming identity in respect to culture, ethnicity, and family history. 191 more words

How atheists harm their own ability to be accepted by others

Browsing the internet one can’t help but observe a lot of snark across causes and groups, and the atheist community is no exception. Memes decrying believers’ intelligence and taunting nonbeliever’s intellectual prowess, many of them humorous and many of them not, get circulated frequently. 940 more words

Identity Formation in Chinese Christian Churches in the United States

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Yi-Hsuan Chelsea Kuo


Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, USA.


This study looks at some of the Chinese Christian churches of the Boston area by first giving an historical overview and then reporting the findings of the author’s fieldwork in a Chinese church in suburban Boston, which is able to shed some light on the many roles Christianity has during the various phases of Chinese immigration and to suggest that it is an ideology which many Chinese immigrants both identify with and reconceptualize in Confucian terms. 396 more words