Daniel Jang is a senior advisor with Ministry of Health New Zealand. He is an experienced writer, speaker and mentor to Press Service International (PSI) community. Daniel holds an MA in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and GradDip in Theology from Laidlaw College.
There was a small artist who had lived in a society that did not value art. He had a long journey to make and did not want to go. But he could not get out of it. When would the journey begin and end? Where would it take him? He had no idea.
Known as the “Apostle of the Nations”, Saint Paul was one of the greatest figures of early Christianity. A prolific writer and scholar, Paul travelled extensively, planting churches wherever he went. Details of Paul’s life can be derived mainly from the 14 letters he addressed to Christians living in different regions during his time.
Being single is great. There is a big difference between being alone and being lonely. A recent social research found that single individuals are more frequently stay in touch with, provide help to, and receive help from, parents, siblings, neighbours, and friends than the married (link). Not only can they have broader social networks, singles can stay healthier and spend more time in solitude.
How could God allow suffering in this world? Why do bad things happen to innocent people? The presence of suffering, injustice, tragedy is a problem for everyone. Most people, regardless of their culture or background, agree that human beings ought not to suffer, be excluded, die of injustice. So how do we make sense of these realities?
A friend of Gandhi once asked, “If you admire Christ so much, why don’t you become a Christian?” Gandhi reportedly responded, “When I meet a Christian who is a follower of Christ, I will consider it.” Later Gandhi demanded Christians to first understand the message of Jesus, and then strive to live without stereotyping others.
One chilly day in Paris, Erin had to deliver an all-day training session to the top executives at Peugeot Citroen. There was a lot at stake. Bo was a Chinese country expert assisting Erin. Bo’s input would be the most critical elements in making the day a success. Articulate, extroverted and very knowledgeable, Bo seemed perfect for the job.
Our economy is built on debt. For many New Zealanders, when they exit tertiary study, they are saddled with student loan repayments. After a few years of working, some or even most of that debt will be repaid, but it’s not long until a mortgage is added to the debt.