Testimony of the Week: Michael Lin

Michael is a sophomore at UCLA studying biochemistry. He likes playing soccer, blasting k-pop in his room, and pretending to be good at basketball. Michael enjoys rap and beat-boxing but can only do the latter. My parents used to always tell me how auspicious it was that I was born under the light of the full ... continue reading

Blessed is the Man…

Friday Night Devotional by Daniel Stevens, 2/12/16 What is the happy life? It’s a question raised by philosophers and theologians, economists and politicians. And really, it’s a question that everyone tries to answer. The major you pick, the job you pursue, the relationships you form – all of it is an attempt to find the ... continue reading

God is Worthy

written by Davin Hau In this post I’d like to examine this simple statement: God is worthy.  The reason I chose to look into this truth because I firmly believe we can glorify God better when we see His immeasurable worth more clearly.  We glorify God through the decisions we make, when our priority in ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Jeremy Wong

Jeremy is currently a first year at UCLA, studying Business Economics. His hobbies include drinking boba, playing acoustic guitar, and playing basketball. He also enjoys meeting new people and trying new things (like food). Growing up in a Christian family was both a blessing and a stumbling block for me in my earlier years. The ... continue reading

Making Time to Pray

Friday Night Devotional by Kevin Nishinaga, 2/5/2016 Are you busy? Too busy to pray? You probably wouldn’t say that out loud, but what do your prayer habits demonstrate? Consider Christ’s example: “But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. ... continue reading

Actively Pursuing Christ

written by Lily Choi Lily graduated from UCLA as an English major in 2015. She is currently studying for a J.D. at Harvard Law school. She enjoys reading, writing, and anything Korean. (안녕하세요!) One of my principal worries when I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts was the loss of my Christian community. GOC had been an ... continue reading

Genuine Love and Humble Service

Friday Night Devotional by Mike Dai, 1/30/2016 As those in the inner-most circle of Jesus, the disciples were certainly familiar with His remarkable works. In John’s gospel alone, they witnessed Jesus heal a paralytic man, multiply fish and bread to feed five thousand, walk on water, and raise Lazarus from the dead. In John 13, ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Elkana Chan

Elkana is a sophomore studying applied math and enjoys making good use of her swipes on other people. She also enjoys journaling, studying Cantonese, and observing the world around her in her free time. I remember hearing the Parable of the Lost Sheep in church for the first time as a young child, and having ... continue reading

On fighting sin: Joseph in Potiphar’s house

Friday Night Devotional by Jeremy Birch, 1/22/2016 The story of Joseph in Potiphar’s house (Gen 39) is one that offers strong encouragement in our day-to-day, moment-to-moment fight against sin. Joseph, after being blessed by God with success in his new station in Egypt, was faced with persistent, pernicious temptation to immorality that would dishonor both ... continue reading

The Myth of Head Knowledge

written by Grant Gates Christian speakers often talk about the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge. The difference, we are told, is between facts and theories comprehended by the intellect and understandings that affect our emotions and actions. This distinction is presented as a dichotomy. One should avoid piling up too much head knowledge ... continue reading