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Lin Yutang: Enlightenment and Return of Faith and Tradition (Part 2)

Chinese literature, already captivating in its own right, takes on a new dimension when interpreted by Lin Yutang. His magnum opus, the novel Beijing Memories, narrates an authentic Chinese story in impeccable English. Notably, his English biographies on Empress Wu Zetian and Su Dongpo are equally celebrated. His books My Country and My People and ...

Mikel Davis

Statue of Lin Yutang outdoors in Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China.

Lin Yutang: Enlightenment and Return of Faith and Tradition (Part 1)

In the late 19th century, in the town of Banzi in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, there was a notable figure named Lin Zhicheng. A priest by vocation, Lin was often seen ascending to the top of the church. There, he would raise the cross a little higher using steel bars imported from the U.S. Or, at ...

Mikel Davis

Black and white photo of Lin Yutang.

The Spiritual Views of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

It has often been seen that authors and writers have been influenced by their personal experiences and religious and spiritual ideologies. This can be said about two great and celebrated authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The fascinating literary worlds of Narnia and Lord of the Rings reflect a deep belief in the concepts of ...

Jack Roberts

Why Communism in China and Belief in the Divine Can’t Co-Exist

Officially, there are five religions recognized by the government of China — Buddhism, Taoism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Islam. However, China is a communist country that propagates a militant atheist ideology. The country makes for a good case study as to why communism and belief in the divine can’t actually coexist. State institutions   Christianity has ...

Max Lu

Three monks meditating.

China Appoints Anti-Christian Official as Hong Kong Director

The Chinese government has appointed a long-time ally of President Xi Jinping, Xia Baolong, as the Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Xia is famous for his strong anti-Christian sentiment. His recent appointment is likely an indication that Beijing is tightening its control over the city.   The appointment “Xia was Xi’s ...

Max Lu

Xia Baolong.

From Persecutor to Missionary: The Apostle Paul (Part 2)

Once the apostle Paul enlightened to who Jesus was, he lived the life of a hermit in the wilderness of Arabia, where he received a revelation from Heaven. When he returned to society, he had discarded his arrogance and selfishness and no longer acted as he pleased. He knew that all things occurred according to ...

Armin Auctor

The conversion of Saint Paul.

From Persecutor to Missionary: The Apostle Paul (Part 1)

The apostle Paul spent his early life working to arrest Jesus’ followers, jailing them and attempting to force them to turn against Jesus. But one incident changed him, altering his path in life completely. He went on to become an evangelist for Jesus, writing much of the New Testament. His story shows that no matter ...

Armin Auctor

The trial of the apostle Paul.

Reincarnation According to Ancient Greeks

Though the idea of reincarnation might seem new to the Western world, a look into the history of Greece shows us that it is not so. Ancient Greek philosophers used to speculate about reincarnation and held some interesting notions about how it happened. Greek reincarnation The belief of reincarnation apparently came into prominence in Greece ...

Armin Auctor

Artist's rendering of a body floating in the void approaching the light.