Pathologic

David C

I’m a physician that often bridges very dif­fer­ent worlds. Voca­tion­ally, my foci are in inter­nal med­i­cine and pedi­atrics. Geo­graph­i­cally, I grew up in the sub­urbs but was invited and lived "on the block". Eth­ni­cally, I’m Asian and Amer­i­can. Socially, I’m an intro­vert that enjoys pub­lic speak­ing (mainly as a plat­form for ideals). Polit­i­cally, I lean center-left but have deep Evangelical Chris­t­ian roots. Aca­d­e­m­i­cally, I’ve stud­ied engi­neer­ing, med­i­cine, and health pol­icy. Faith-wise, I am decid­edly Christian.

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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Listen to the words of Qoheleth, the son of David, king in Jerusalem:
    Vapor of vapors, says the Preacher,
    Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!

  2. Anonymous says:

    expertly written. i would agree, but then we must take this into context. we take a course called pathology and lab med which runs for roughly 7 hours a week and we also take a course called clinical pathophysiology that runs about 6 hours a week. tack on a few countless hours of reading a book called Robbins Pathological Basis of Disease. we are surrounded by pathology, pathology, pathology. It is entirely unsurprising that you feel this way.

    to be more serious, i appreciate your comments entirely. it’s hard to reconcile what we learn in church/the Bible with what the world throws at us. the question is: how are you going to resolve these issues, in your life as a Christian, and as a future health care worker?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for writing this. I’m slowly learning that talking about justice being meted out at the end of this Age…blithely accepting the incomprehensible as divine will…any purely intellectual/conceptual response to the gross injustice and pathology of this world just isn’t going to cut it. I don’t think we take those pathologies seriously enough if they don’t force us to grapple with God over who He really is. And we don’t really believe His answer to that question (who ARE you, Lord?) if it doesn’t draw us into battle for His Kingdom. The Kingdom is not of this world, and the battles aren’t fought with swords, but the battle is real, and hard-fought (Matt. 11:12, Luke 16:16, Mark 9:47, Acts 14:22).

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