Giovanny Panginda is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and serves as the youth pastor of Indonesian Good News Church. He enjoys telling stories and taking photos. See his work at

Superhero, Immigrant, and Refugee
More to the Superman Myth Than Just His Powers
By Giovanny Panginda with Gene Luen Yang

SUPERMAN WASN'T ALWAYS the archetypal defender of "truth, justice, and the American way" when Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first introduced him in Action Comics #1 in 1938.

A Living Grief
Brothers Never to Part
By Giovanny Panginda with Philip Alimoren

THE SUMMER AIR WAS COLD and windy in Ocean Shores, Washington, on the last Saturday of July 2014.

A Story of Overcoming Abuse
By Giovanny Panginda with Bonnie Nakasuji

“The abuse I received was physical,” she reflected. “But of course with any abuse, there’s also an emotional component to it.”