Christian Living, Culture, Food

The Powerful Imagery of Bread

Yep. Bread. It's more "supernatural" than you think! This semester I'm taking a culinary course in Cornell's Nutrition Department. Aside from the delightful opportunity to improve my mediocre cooking skills, I'm amazed by the food science principles behind everything we eat. With heat and with precise combinations previously bland and raw ingredients become a unified, rich… Continue reading The Powerful Imagery of Bread

Culture

Remembering Iran: Naghmeh Abedini

For one of my communications courses at Cornell I focused on the issue of Christian persecution. I had the incredible blessing of interviewing Naghmeh Abedini. Mrs. Abedini is the wife of Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor who was imprisoned for his work with Iran’s underground churches. When this piece was completed he was still incarcerated, now however, he is free and… Continue reading Remembering Iran: Naghmeh Abedini

Culture

China’s Latest Avian Flu Scare: Zoonotic Disease, Government, and Social Media

Two startling incidences occurred in Shanghai, China last month. Around 16,000 dead, diseased pigs were dumped into the city’s Huangpu River, and three people became the first human cases of the H7N9 bird influenza strain. Was it a coincidence? The Chinese government says yes, Chinese citizens say no. As Weibo—China’s sole social media platform—explodes with… Continue reading China’s Latest Avian Flu Scare: Zoonotic Disease, Government, and Social Media