On Friday, Feb 6, 2015, we met for the Bay Area InterVarsity Winter Conference of PhD and grad students from universities in the Bay Area (UCSC, Stanford, Berkeley, UC Davis). The next day, we would create an info session in the … Continue reading The Intellectual Faith Movement #intellectualfaith
How am I doing these days? I have no idea why I feel so busy all the time, so I decided to list all my current (faith-based) projects. 1.Intellectual Faith Movement The intellectual faith movement (#intellectualfaith) is the focus of … Continue reading My Current Projects as of February 2015
The day after Cinco de Mayo, The room filled. I pessimistically presume that it’s mostly with Christians, since Bishop NT Wright is a big name in the intellectual Christian community. For whatever reason, I don’t find this conversation interesting– you … Continue reading NT Wright at Stanford University: Yet another debate between an Atheist and a Christian
Right after the conference at Camp Hammer, I had a dream. I dreamt that I was painting a giant picture. It had a lot of nature in it and was a beloved project. Around me was “the church,” and its … Continue reading The PhD Winter Conference 2014 and a Dream I Had.
I’ve found my way onto the email lists of UCSF, Cal, and Stanford faith groups, in addition to UCSC. I received an E-Mail from my Stanford brother, Kassa. He writes: Hello IV, Look out your window this very moment (if … Continue reading Consider the Philippines: a Mass E-Mail to a Stanford Faith Community
This is probably another one of those things that I shouldn’t joke about, as I tend to get pigeon holed as being anti-authority. Albeit, the retreat was indeed hijacked, but just not by me. What retreat am I talking about? … Continue reading Winter Retreat: Hijacked
Must keep writing… The Summer is going well. If anything, I feel more powerful than ever. I’m learning to work in expectation that what should happen will happen, instead of spending energy making the things I prefer more likely to … Continue reading So, This is Passion
I was nervous, but I didn’t know why. Two of my dear friends were leading worship for the IV Grad Winter Retreat. The one where PhD students from the bay area get together once a year around Valentine’s Day. So, what does it feel like to worship God with people getting PhD’s? We’ll often it feels like worshipping with people who are passionate about music, sometimes it feels like worshipping with people who just want to sound good for the things that need to happen when Christians gather, and rarely has it ever felt like worshipping with people, passionately in love with God.
What retreat am I talking about? The one where PhD and Masters students (and those who have received those degrees) gather at Camp Hammer in the Santa Cruz mountains to have a retreat. These students and researchers come from Berkeley, … Continue reading Why Henry Should Come to the Retreat
On October 16th, over 30 students (and some who’d already received their degrees) from Stanford, Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and UC Santa Cruz gathered at Stanford’s Old Union building for a “jam session.” These are people studying at the best research and trade schools in the world, getting medical, dental, PhD, and masters degrees. Types of research and professions was anywhere from medicine, computer science, philosophy, to chemical engineering. I’m certain that I shared an evening with the most well educated, if not some of the most talented and intelligent people in the world.
If you want to know a bit of the history, here’s a general introduction. Logistically, this started coming together at the InterVarsity Graduate Student Winter Retreat where I met Ethan and heard about his Multi-Faith Forum at Stanford. I went to that, and there, the thought occurs to me that UC San Francisco wasn’t at the last two retreats (which consisted of grad students fom Stanford, Berkeley, and UCSC). I asked the Grad Fellowship leader at Stanford why UCSF has never been, and the rest of story can be found here:
My last post was about chillin’ with my Stanford friends, and while we were there, I realized that we have no contact with those at UCSF. I asked the Stanford InterVarsity grad director, Pete, why UCSF never comes to our grad retreat (over the winter). He says that they’re invited every year, but never come. Invitations don’t make things happen though, relationships do, and that’s where this story begins.