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Taiwan Part II: The Public Declaration

Iris | Chinese Translation: Ingrid

It was a cloudy Sunday afternoon, and I was sitting at a restaurant with my friends, waiting for our take-out orders. We were planning to take our lunch to the beach, where we can hang out until the baptism later that day. I looked across the table at my friend Cindy*. She had just graduated from senior high school, and today she was going to be baptized in the ocean. Her face showed a mixture of excitement and nervousness, and she was very quiet, as if trying to contain all the emotions within herself.
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台灣第二章:公開宣言

盧詠莛 | 中譯: 蔡穎

那是個多雲的星期日下午,我和幾個朋友坐在餐廳裡等我們點的外賣,計畫著將午餐帶到海邊,在那兒打發時間,等待將在海邊舉行的浸禮儀式。我看著坐在對面的朋友Cindy*,剛高中畢業的她要接受浸禮。她很安靜,彷彿要將一切情緒隱藏起來,可是我卻在她臉上看到了夾雜著興奮又緊張的心情。 
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Encounters Part I: Taiwan

Iris

Two months ago, I was on a plane bound for Taiwan to begin my one-year journey away from home as a Partner of OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) to do part-time missionary work whilst “tent-making” as a children’s English teacher. Having never lived on my own before and being fresh out of university, I felt like I had been plucked out of my sheltered life and dropped into an entirely new world. I am currently a part-time teacher at an English school and a helper at a new church-plant in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I’ve been pushed to learn Mandarin, to drive a scooter, and to look after myself. Read the rest of this entry »

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「一見如故」第一章:台灣

盧詠莛 | 中譯: 蔡穎

兩個月前,我搭乘飛機前往台灣,開始了離家為期一年去作「海外基督使團」的宣教事工,並且由當英文老師來維持生活。今年大學剛畢業的我,從未有自己隻身在外的經歷,突然覺得自己從一個備受呵護的生活中被拽出來、丟進了一個全新的世界。我現在臺灣高雄市一所英文學校作教師,也在當地一所新植堂的教會裡幫忙。因這裡的環境,我被迫學習國語、騎機車、並照顧自己的日常生活。儘管很想家,而且結識新朋友以及建立一個新生活很費力,但是上帝依然信實,祂的神性及祂對我的愛不曾改變。我也從「海外基督使團」的同伴和其他宣教士身上體驗了上帝的慈愛。遇到了這些從世界各地而來、堅守信仰的基督徒們,使我預先體會到以後在天堂裡的美好! Read the rest of this entry »

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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.