How Many Passports May a Chinese Child Own?

This post is not written from an idealistic angle, but from a realistic angle. In other words, this situation should be possibly happened in the real world, rather than a fantastic imagination.

A PRC citizen immigrates to Canada and then becomes a naturalized Canadian citizen. Another PRC citizen immigrates to Australia and then becomes a naturalized Australian citizen. They get married and their child is born in the United States, which is very realistic. Therefore, the child is eligible to have these travel documents by birth:

1. U.S. passport: Jus soli

2. Canadian passport: Jus sanguinis

3. Australian passport: Jus sanguinis

4. New Zealand passport or New Zealand Permanent Residency: 继续阅读 »

One-China Creed

1. Whichever nation desires to have diplomatic relation with China should above all hold to the One-China creed.

2. Any nation which does not keep it whole and unbroken will doubtless lose diplomatic relation with China.

3. Now this is the One-China creed: That we acknowledge one China in quadrinity and the quadrinity in unity.

4. Neither blending their persons nor dividing their essence.

5. For the person of Mainland is a distinct person, the person of Hong Kong is another, the person of Macau is another, and that of Taiwan still another.

6. But the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan is in one China, their nationality equal.

7. What quality Mainland has, Hong Kong has, Macau has, and Taiwan has. 继续阅读 »

NT 101: Textual Criticism Project

Course: Introduction to the New Testament I
Professor: Dr. Brandon Crowe
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: 86%

ESTABLISHING THE TEXT:

Text Criticism Project: Gospels

Passage:  John 10:8 (second variant unit)

VARIANT
WITNESS DATE REGION TEXT TYPE/ETC.
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AP 101: Final Paper (Ruling Biblically)

Course: Introduction to Apologetics
Professor: Dr. William Edgar
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: B-

Ruling Biblically

          In May 2014, I had the opportunity to visit the largest Franciscan church in the world—Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, and I saw the tomb of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527), and those of Michelangelo, Galileo and Rossini as well, in this 722-year-old Gothic cathedral . Machiavelli is not an unfamiliar person to most of us. He was an Italian historian, writer, and especially known to us for his role as a politician in the Republic of Florence during the Renaissance. The Italian politician, in his political article “Be Powerful,” 继续阅读 »

AP 101: Keller Discussion Response

Course: Introduction to Apologetics
Professor: Dr. William Edgar
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: Good

Keller Discussion Response I

        In part I, Tim Keller discusses some objections to the truth of Christianity, saying that the truth of Christianity is reasonable and existential. He says that Christian truth is reasonable because he thinks Christian argument and truth is overall strong, and that Christian truth is existential which because of this strong experience of God’s existence. In my opinion, even though Christian truth can be supported by abundant external evidence and we Christians can experience the existence of God, Christian truth is only based on the internal evidence which is rooted in Scripture, the word of the triune God. In addition, the existence of God can only be proved by God himself. 继续阅读 »

AP 101: Chang Lecture Response

Course: Introduction to Apologetics
Professor: Dr. William Edgar
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: Thoughtful

Chang Lecture Response I

         In the lecture, Joanny Chang focuses on the topic of Confucian ethics, and she discusses the development of Confucianism in ancient China chronologically. I will demonstrate that strictly speaking, Confucianism is not a religion, and then I will critique the worldview of Confucianists. To begin with, as for me, even though the system of Confucianism seems religious (and superficially speaking of Confucianism, it even has some notions in common with Christianity, such as the notion and the consciousness of heaven as believed by kings of the Zhou dynasty), 继续阅读 »

ST 101: Digest 3

Course: Prolegomena
Professor: Dr. David Garner
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: 99%

E. J. Young, Thy Word is Truth (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1957), Chapters 3, 5 (pp. 65–82, 113–138)
           In chapter 3, Young demonstrates that the Bible is also written by human authors. At the very beginning, Young refutes the false understanding of the doctrine of inspiration. Then, Young says that according to the Bible, the human authors are the instruments of God who speaks his word through the authors. Then, he states, human authors are both holy men and sinful men, and according to the New Testament, the authors are real men. However, Young points out that God also prepares the human authors in their daily lives so that they can complete the writing tasks, and that this is the providential work of God. 继续阅读 »

NT 101: Assessment Paper

Course: Introduction to the New Testament I
Professor: Dr. Brandon Crowe
Semester: 2016 Fall
Grade: 99%

Comparison and Contrast on Canon

        When it comes to the topic of canon, the perspective of the Kruger passage from “Canon Revisited”1 is the opposite of that of the McDonald passage2 

        Kruger’s reasons are to support the thesis that the authority of the canon only depends on the canon itself. First, Kruger refutes the claim that the canon is determined by the community. As Kruger has mentioned, human involvement does not eliminate the possibility that God acts (internal evidence) in the development of the canon, and the development of the canon is not based on the human construction, but only based on the ultimate authority of 继续阅读 »

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