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

Enabling Salvation: The Holy Spirit’s work in Regeneration and Effectual Calling

By Joanna Tien, Class of ’18   “Take away the dispensation of the Spirit, and his effectual operations in all the intercourse that is between God and man; be ashamed to avow or profess the work attributed unto him in the gospel, — and Christianity is plucked up by the roots.”          […]

East of Eden

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19   In a New York Times article, “When the Good Do Bad”, David Brooks writes, “people who knew a mass murderer before he killed usually express complete bafflement that a person who seemed so kind and normal could do something so horrific.” This article illustrates the popular worldview […]

Knowing the Unknown God

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19 “Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it—the LORD is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” – Jeremiah 33:2-3   In Psalm 14:1 […]

The Inerrancy of Scripture and Infallibility of the Christian Worldview

By Micheal C.H. Lim  At least up to the eighteenth century, it had been the conviction of the church that the Bible was inerrant and correspondingly, imbued with divine authority in all that it addresses. Such an assertion, however, does not resonate well in our post-modern and post-truth society. Indeed, any claim that a text […]

Slaves of Righteousness

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19 “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16) In the recent Ligonier Ministries National Conference, Albert Mohler […]

The Puzzle of Postmodernism

By David Johnson, Class of ’20   No doubt you’ve probably heard about one of Jimmy Kimmel’s recent news flashes. Last week, millions of Americans tuned in live to hear his show, and were overjoyed to hear that he had a newly born son, William. However, the atmosphere quickly changed as the famed show host […]

All Is Vanity?

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19   In “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection,” Thomas Chalmers suggests that all men live in a state of constant desire. It is impossible not to desire something, even for a single second. In our fallen condition, the object of our hearts’ desires will always be the […]