But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Reformed Margins - Apologetic Report

Today Reformed Margins is happy to feature this guest post by Larry Lin.

Larry was born and raised in San Jose, California, and he has a civil engineering degree from Cornell University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After briefly working in college...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:45

Creation and Culture Making

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RM will be doing a series on what is commonly referred to as the Reformational Worldview1.

This worldview consists of 4 aspects: Creation, Fall, Redemption and Consummation.

I have the privilege of kicking off the series with a post on the first aspect, Creation.

What is a Worldview?

A Worldview...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 22:28

A Biblical Reflection on a Massacre

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I’ve been trying to find words but I don’t really know what to say. A part of me has felt frozen since I first saw the reports coming out of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I don’t know how to respond to a massacre like this.

So rather than stumble...

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 22:30

Sola Gratia and Saying, “Grace”

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:18

Sola Fide: Faith and Faithfulness

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 23:32

I Will Teach Her “Solus Christus”

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 23:00

Sola Scriptura (in Chinese American Perspective)

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 23:39

The Church is the People of God

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“But maybe community doesn’t have to look the way I think it does…” said my friend, almost as a side remark. She had recently left a vibrant local church to serve in the church where she grew up and it was hard.  The church she’d left was a thriving,...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 02:31

Where We’ve Been: A Two-Year Retrospective

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Earlier this month, Reformed Margins passed a milestone.

Our site had a birthday! We are now two years old.

A lot has happened at RM over the last couple of years.

We’ve made some people mad.

We’ve encouraged others.

Some of our contributors have celebrated...

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Many Latinos feel under attack by the United States.

In June, the Trump Administration rescinded DAPA, a protection which ensured that families with citizen children and undocumented parents would not be broken apart.

Then, last month, President Trump pardoned...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 17:12

A Ministry on the Margins: Sunny’s Story

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Reformed Margins exists, not only to highlight the thoughts and perspectives of those on the cultural margins of the Reformed community, but also to recognize faithful ministries that receive lesser attention. We want to facilitate the widespread sharing of viewpoints and...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:25

Meet Gustavo Gutierrez

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If you were to search online for the most important Latin American theologians, Gustavo Gutierrez would be at the top of the list. A Catholic priest and part-time theologian, Gustavo’s insights challenge Catholic doctrine, spark vigorous debate regarding the nature of the Church, and ask...

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I have often felt like a stranger in my own skin.

Nearly two years ago, I explained that I was raised in white culture and identified primarily with my Welsh heritage and American nationality. I am also light-skinned to the point that many consider me white, often...

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Though it has been over ten years since I’ve watched the movie, there’s one scene in the The Joy Luck Club I still remember. In it, a Chinese-American woman brings her Caucasian boyfriend to meet her parents. During dinner, he commits a series of cultural errors, culminating in one that...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 05:00

Chutzpuh pt 2: Losing to Win

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Intro: Is Chutzpah really Holy?

For better or for worse, Korean churches tend to be heavily revivalistic. Just about every Korean church that I know of tends to have at least 2 or 3 revivals or revivalistic retreats per year.  And what that meant for me was that early on, I got multiple chances...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 04:42

7 Issues in the Chinese American Church

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Almost a year ago I tried to explainwhy the majority of Chinese American Christians have been conservative evangelicals since the mid-20th century. In this post, I will lay out a broad overview of seven prominent issues the Chinese American evangelical church has faced over the years. These...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:05

The Gospel and Our Transgender Neighbors

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President Trump’s tweets last week, which promised to ban transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces, added to the long list of his polarizing antics. Many condemned the action as discriminatory. Others lauded him for his decision based on practical...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:05

Chutzpah: A Strategy for the Disenfranchised

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I’m going to tell you an uncomfortable story.

When I was a kid, my father had a grocery store in South Philly. And like most convenience stores do today, he kept the candy on front-side of the cash register counter in order to boost sales.

Now, my favorite candy, out of all the choices he had...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 23:15

Parenting And The School of Sanctification

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When my daughter was a toddler, she did something to warrant discipline and though I have long forgotten the offense, I will always remember her response. Sensing from the tone of my voice she was about to face the consequence of her disobedience, she protested. Her defense? “But everyone...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:00

5 Lessons Learned by a First-Time Pastor

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Today’s guest post is from Jonathan Chong, pastor of Chinese Presbyterian Church in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about CPC, you can visit their website.

In the last week, I’ve been farewelled from my first pastoral position post-seminary. I’ve...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 23:23

Rejoicing and Weeping on the Fourth of July

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I think I’ve found a way to celebrate patriotic holidays.

For many of you that’s a silly “discovery.” You’ve probably celebrated them with your conscience clear for years. But I’ve been struggling.

Maybe I’ve struggled...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 02:36

The Court Ruling on Philando Castile

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Almost one year ago, after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I wrote a post lamenting police brutality and its blatant desecration of the image of God inherent in black bodies. Unfortunately, one year later, I’m left distraught again as Philando Castile received no justice...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 23:00

Child of God, You Are Loved

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If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you may find there are lessons God goes over with you again and again. He speaks and the truth impacts you so deeply it feels new. And it’s not until you start sharing with others that you stop yourself and say, “well, this isn’t anew...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:03

From Culpability to Responsibility

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Intro: silent prophets.

In seminary I took an Old Testament class where the professor assigned a book by MLK jr. The idea was to see how Biblical Prophecy tended to be more about forth-telling than fore-telling.1  And by anyone’s standards, MLK jr was a pretty good modern day example of...

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