So, you want to know all about me, eh? Well, there are still plenty of plot lines and adventures yet to come and the ending is yet to be written, but here’s a summary of what we have so far…
My name is Chung Dao Lui, but my friends call me Elliot (sometimes for convenience). I was born in Hong Kong and was blessed to be born in a Christian home under two loving parents. Both of them were involved in Hong Kong Campus Crusade for Christ and I was saved under my dad’s own preaching. Our family moved to Holland, Ohio in 2003 and I spent all my high school years there. It was during this time that I developed the love for science (specifically physical science) and I had the privilege to study under some great science teachers. I also developed an increased interest in theology and Christian apologetics as well as passion in everyday evangelistic works.
I enrolled into Wheaton College (in Illinois, not Massachusetts) to grow as a learner and a believer in Christ and met many intelligent and talented people who I still call friends to this day. Studying science at Wheaton both stretched my critical thinking skills and brought amazement at God’s wonderful and well formulated work in creation. Additionally, my liberal arts education expanded my interests in subjects of logic, philosophy, history, and theology as well as artistic expressions like photography and film-making. I partnered with my friends for two years in an all-school film competition against other classes and taught myself film-making techniques on my own and through my part-time media job. I also served in ministry through teaching an evangelism class among my peers and participated in different on-campus missional opportunities. It was during this time that I met Josh Holler and after collaborating with him in a couple of articles and video edits, I joined the team at True Declination Ministries as their video editor and an occasional article writer.
In the years of studying my major, I realize that even though I have strong interest in science, I might not be a type of person who would go into original scientific research. I am more enthusiastic in raising scientific literacy and correcting misconceptions of the public as well as making connections between science and other fields of study. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Physics, I was trained and stretched as a Rhode Island Teaching Fellow with the commitment of raising student achievement. As of now, I have 2 years full-time teaching experience in different educational institutions. My future goals are to enter the field of Physics Education Research to improve conveying physics to new learners, either through pedogogical methods or advancement in technology. I currently live in Ashland, Massachusetts, teaching high school physics and cultivating the future generations to be virtuous and honorable people.
AsianBeliever.com is my personal blog site and the supplementary site for AsianBeliever Media. When signing onto a discussion board/blog site about evangelism, I was trying to think of a unique username and I noticed that the site consist of mostly Western Christians. In picking a name on the spot and associating an outward identity to the name (also partly inspired by a line from a Newsboys song), the alias “AsianBeliever” is born. It stuck with me ever since.
While developing my skills as a filmmaker, an idea sprouted up of creating a video series that incorporates film-making techniques with Christian apologetics instead of simply talking about it in front of a camera. This idea became the Aletheuo Apologetics video series, which I hope to be the first of many ideas from the AsianBeliever Media Youtube channel. Other items that I would post on this site include opinions on current events, recordings of experiences from my point of view, personal thoughts, reflections and ramblings, and many things on different subjects like science, Bible, philosophy, movies, etc. I hope that you would find this site to be interesting and that we can create discourse and communication so that we all live as continual learners and chroniclers in truth.