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

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 […]

Why Should Non-Christians Care About Jesus Christ?

by David Johnson, Class of ‘20   I remember it like it was yesterday. Several years ago, much of my extended family was gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, having a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Grandma really outdid herself with the turkey and stuffing this time, and the room was beautifully decorated. Everything was just right. I’ll have […]

Approaching the Cross

By Francine Grace Tan, class of ’19 No theology is genuinely Christian which does not arise from and focus on the cross. – Martin Luther To the outsider, it must seem odd that Christians commemorate, contemplate and celebrate the death of their Savior Jesus Christ. Crucifixion—the brutal execution method devised by the Romans has become […]

Don’t All Religions Lead to God?

By David Johnson, Class of ‘20 Some have compared all religions in the world to a group of blindfolded men touching an elephant. Wandering aimlessly, some of them will probably touch the trunk, others the legs, and others still the tail. Each will come to a different conclusion about what animal they are touching based […]