Posts tagged Christianity
리지의 이야기| The One with Lizzie Lopez – Mexican-American, Korean-Speaking, Spanish-Learning Lizzie: Episode 25 (2019)

리지의 이야기| The One with Lizzie Lopez – Mexican-American, Korean-Speaking, Spanish-Learning Lizzie: Episode 25 (2019)

Meet Lizzie! A Mexican-American who is learning Spanish! I met Lizzie at my language school (s/o to Northwest Baptist Church); she was also one of my former Korean teachers. Lizzie spent a year teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Korean elementary students (K-6) in Gunsan, South Korea. Lizzie is also an artist who teaches arts to children and the elderly. She belongs to the Canadian Valley Art Guild (CVAG) and loves to paint human and animal portraits, abstract art and illustrations.

In this episode, we talked about her cultural history and what her identity means to her, especially the pressures of cultural expectations. We also talked about the year she spent in Korea and why she won’t be moving back there permanently. She also shared some tips for those considering teaching abroad. Finally, we explored the downsides of being creatives, how to cultivate friendship, and what her faith means to her.

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저는 아직도 믿는다| The One with Kelechi - Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Episode 17 (2018)

The More Sibyl Podcast Presents: The One with Kelechi

I lost my faith once when I went through a phase of existential crisis that spanned almost a whole year; I wrote about it here - https://goo.gl/NCf1A2. I look back at that period with gratitude as it made my faith stronger and my relationship deeper with Christ. In this episode, I ‘sat’ down with one of my dear friends – Kelechi – who is on the other end of the spectrum, searching for meaning and questioning his faith.  We talked about crisis of faith and the roles the church and our culture play in this. Kelechi is a Nigerian who has lived in Canada for a major chunk of his life.

 

PS: His favorite word seems to be “absolutely.” If you can correctly guess how many times he used this word in this episode, you get a chance to recommend a topic we can explore on the show.

 

Fun facts about Kelechi

  • He is a continent drifter since he has visited less than ten countries. With the exception of Antarctica and Australia, he has visited every continent on earth

  • He studied pharmacy briefly then got a degree in biochemistry and is now in school wrapping up his MBA

  • He is very single (*wink wink* ladies)

 

Takeaway Points:

  • Not all who wander are lost; be kind to those who have left the faith

  • All your friends don’t always have to be people you agree with all the time. You can disagree with someone and still respect them

  • Christianity has a lot of space for questioning and asking those tough questions does not reduce the quality of your faith

  • Embrace your crisis of faith tightly; it could make your faith stronger

 

Recommended Song:

“Dare You to Move” – Switchfoot (2004)

 

Cited books:

  • Lewis, Clive Staples (1940). The Problem of Pain. The Centenary Press

  • Lewis, Clive Staples (1961). A Grief Observed. Faber and Faber

  • Bryson, Bill. (2001). In a Sunburned Country. Doubleday Publishers

  • Bryson, Bill. (2010). At Home: A Short History of Private Life. Doubleday Publishers

 

Yours Faithfully,

모 /Mo!/

 

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