Michael Chen (he/him) is a recovering student. He is currently working on a 24/7 hotline, which is as exciting as it is difficult, while trying to explore as much of his new home in DC as he can during COVID. Like a stray dog, he has wandered into many bright and welcoming communities across the US and China. He is happiest when cooking, listening to hip hop, reading novels, and acting a fool in Chinese.
This deeply-held belief in the value of individuals, which is not held in a vacuum but rather a value held against the value of institutions and communities, has touched virtually every aspect of our society and indeed, our faith ... As the American church, and as a nation, we overly distrust institutions and overly trust individuals.