Without passion I would not, without grace I could not. I am fascinated with what we genuinely seek in life – what we love most that is. I think you can learn a lot about a person by their loves. Having grown up in San Francisco in a Buddhist family, discovering who I am was paralleled with discovering my God. At times my journey feels like its half way over and at other times it seems like it’s just begun. This is the “About” page. So what can I say what I am about? I am a first generation born Chinese American who was raised in a Hong Kong culture. I speak Cantonese. I am a pastor in Hollywood (of One Thing church), a teacher at Biola University, a Wing Chun instructor in Hollywood, a speaker on the subject of beauty, a doctoral student of philosophy at Talbot, an artist working in oil and acrylic, and a writer. But at my core, I’m a follower and friend of Jesus, my Lord and Savior. I strive to discover and create beauty out of brokenness.
I wrote this book because I have a deep desire to communicate the meaning of beauty as it was intended by God. Beauty conveys to us wholeness, the ideal and dignity. What is beauty and how does it affect us? In a world where brokenness is apart of our lives on some level, beauty marks a goal for our humanity. But our contemporary times have forgotten what beauty is as God created it and as it is part of His redemptive work. This book is intended to offer a biblical view of beauty that helps you to see culture differently, appreciate God’s redeeming work more profoundly, understand who you are and your choices more insightfully, and love God more passionately.
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