Author Archives: Fiat Lux: A Journal of Christian Thought at UCLA

What is True Christian Worship?

By Joanna Tien, Class of ’18   One small misunderstanding of a seven-letter word can lead to major misconceptions about Christianity and Christian living. When Christians and non-Christians alike hear the word “worship,” their mind may immediately associate that word with musical worship, where religious believers express their devotion and value of their god through […]

Ask and you shall receive… maybe? The Case for Prayer in the Christian Life

By David Johnson, Class of ’20   A couple weeks ago, I was browsing through Reddit, and I saw an interesting meme at the very top of the list of trending posts. Someone shared a Star Wars picture of Leia talking to Luke, in which Leia asks Luke for help after the Death Star attacks […]

Why Bother With Doctrine?

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19   “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to doctrine. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching… Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:13,16).   From Sunday school […]

The Perseverance of the Saints

By Joanna Tien, Class of ’18   In the New Testament, the Christian walk is often compared to a good fight, race, or an act of pressing on toward a goal (2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1-2; Philippians 3:13-14). All of these metaphors correctly illustrate the reality that the Christian life is not a life of […]

Is Christ in All of Scripture?

By Guest Writer   Imagine for a moment that you have just finished an entire year in Sunday school studying through the Old Testament. Your teacher has asked the class plenty of questions about the various texts you studied; and while you are grateful your peers are not dead silent, you cannot help but notice […]