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A bilingual and bicultural Christian young adults blog //////////////// 青年華裔基督徒的博客

The Radical Fringe of Christianity

Vickie

There is something consoling in the fact that there are millions of people around the world that share our belief and convictions as Christians. Knowing that we are all intricately connected as one family under God infuses hope into my future outlook for the world and instills warm fuzzies in my inner being. Now, before I get everyone to join hands and mislead you into a rousing chorus of Kumbaya amidst a swarm of laughing multi-ethnic children, I feel obliged to forewarn you that this article does not focus on this inner ring of Christianity, but rather I feel the need to address those Christians that are marching to the beat of a different drum—an angrier, more abrasive drum. I’m referring to those Christians who claim the gospel but engage themselves in activities that exemplify anything but Christ’s character.
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Evangelism for Dummies

Vickie | Chinese Translation: Naomi

It is undeniable that an invaluable community can be built when it is centred on God and with the goal of fostering genuine disciples. The danger in this, however, is we often get trapped in the imminent “Christian bubble”, letting our faith take precedence only among other Christians or in the private solitude of our homes. There is an innate discomfort that accompanies wearing our faith on our sleeves in places outside of church, whether it is in your workplace or among non-Christian friends. Although we know that we are called to make disciples, to be the salt of the earth and light of the world, witnessing is much often easier said than done.  As long as your motives are God-centred, there certainly is no right or wrong in the act of evangelism, but from my perspective, that of a former non-Christian, there are some useful principles that can be kept in mind.

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傳福音須知(初段)

Vickie | 中譯:小米

無可否認,一個以上帝為中心、以培養真門徒為目標的社團,能夠成長為一個不可多得的團體。問題是,我們常常被「基督教氣泡」所困,而我們的信仰,也因此僅能在我們身處基督徒當中,或在自己家私下獨處時,才被放到優先的位置。大凡是在教會以外的地方,無論是在單位或是在不信主的朋友當中,每當提及有關信仰的話題,我們就會有種天生的不適感如影相隨。雖然我們知道,我們有「得門徒」的呼召;我們也知道,我們要做「地上的鹽」和「世上的光」。但作見證這種事,實在說起來容易,做起來難。只要你是以上帝為中心的,傳福音的行為肯定是無所謂對錯的。但是,根據我未信主時候的經驗,人們傳福音的時候,有幾個事項值得注意:

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Welcome

"Double-edged"is bilingual blog in affiliation with Truth Monthly, a Chinese Christian monthly print publication based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This blog features mostly original writings as well as comics, poetry, and other works of art by local Christian young adults.

For more information or to submit your own writing, please email tm.double.edged@gmail.com

Why “Double-edged?”

The name speaks of, not only the biblical reference from Hebrews 4:12, but also of a generation of young adults who are bilingual and bicultural. This blog would be the connecting point and gateway into these two cultures--from a Christian perspective. It is our prayer that, through this blog and its articles, young adults will turn to God and be strengthened in their faith.