The Story of Culture Blog Posts

Voices of Culture – Christina Chung

I am impacting culture in Hong Kong – or at least, the communities that I am part of – because I don’t fit in.

I’m a third culture kid, a term which shouldn’t be unfamiliar to those of you at The Vine. A lot of us have either lived overseas as a child or…

Voices of Culture – Chelsea Wong

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

– Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

Every January I start the New Year seeking God for a theme, verse or word…

Voices of Culture: Nathan De Lyster

What’s in your hands?

Dichotomies. Our lives are characterised by systems, mindsets, and beliefs that contrast and oppose. We’re tempted, led, even trained to approach topics as black or white – we either are, or we are not. We see these divides take shape in our faith, political views, and relationships with others. In a…

Voices of Culture: Tina Chan

“Yes, this is the path I am choosing to walk down, and I do not regret it.”

This is the answer I give whenever my decision to work in the humanitarian field is questioned. This is not an easy path. It is challenging and often not rewarding (financially speaking). In fact, due to the…

Voices of Culture: Chris Webster

My job in HKU is to bless others. To bless means ‘to make happy’. To serve students (I have 1,300 of them), staff (about 200), my bosses in the university’s senior management, students’ parents, employers, alumni, research funders, collaborators, and so on.

‘That’s an impossible task’ someone once said to me: ‘keeping so many…

Voices of Culture: Sharon de Lyster

Stylish Redemption
 
Today, 1 in 6 people living on this earth are involved in the fashion industry. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically! Have you ever wondered how that’s possible?

Like a lot of girls, I grew up…

Voices of Culture: Will Ng

Fun fact of the day: As co-collaborator, I was hired for this project, one week before we were due to fly to Greece. One week. The fact that we have 12 episodes of anything to show you in the next 12 weeks is no small miracle and is further proof that God really does love…