I prefer texts to numbers. I celebrate diversity but esteem the ideal. I embrace the Four-Way Test minus the third.
I'm a Filipino, I'm a Chinese, and I'm a Canadian. I'm also a Christ disciple, husband, dad, Bible teacher, Christian scholar, runner, writer, and editor. This might sound like I'm a complicated person, but that's who I am, and I'm proud to be all of them. Additionally, I'm a blogger now.
I blog because I'd like to help and encourage people with what I've learned and experienced from my own life. I blog because I desire to engage issues in the academia, the church, and society in general. And I blog because I want to explain the relation between the Christian faith and the Christian life.
I serve as assistant academic dean & registrar, and associate professor of biblical studies, at Emmanuel Bible College (Canada). I'm not an ivory tower; I'm simply a Christian who wants to seek, pursue, and stand for the Truth. (For more information about me, see my curriculum vitae.)
I received my PhD in Christian Theology from McMaster Divinity College (Canada) in 2015, after which I also worked as lecturer in Greek and New Testament and managing editor from 2015 to 2017. And I received my Master of Theological Studies from Taylor Seminary (Canada) in 2009, and my Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary (USA, Philippine extension site) in 2004.
Prior to my academic career, I had believed that I was born and tailored to be a businessman, and I had been devoted to that career for twelve years–I worked as a sales and operations and then as general manager for two private Philippine sales and distribution firms. But to my surprise, God altered this lifelong plan–"Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Prov. 19:21).
I embrace a moral worldview that advocates the virtues of genuineness, equality, and fairness–in this order. I believe people should honestly think of the welfare and wellbeing of others inasmuch as they think of these for themselves. But I've noticed that many people, including Christians, only practice these superficially (see "On Faith and the Human Heart")."
Finally, I'm a thankful person–I thank God every day for the life that I have today, and for my wonderful and supportive wife (Evelyn) and kids (Jotham, Jeshua, and Jemimah). I'm also thankful that I can enjoy the things I do on the side, such as running, drinking coffee, watching Netflix and Youtube, and following badminton and the NBA.