Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Kan hmangaih ve hle maw kan tih lai hian kan thiante chuan "infatuation" mai mai a ni ang min tih sak a. An dai thuk ve dawn a maw ni le? kan tih ang te hmangaih hle in an sawi ve thung a. A reichhung leh a lo chawrchhuah dan te chu an ngaihdan theuhin an sawi hlawm a, kan in awih sak lem hleilo a! Hmangaihna chu enge a nih chiah a, engtia lo chhuak nge ni ta ang? Pathian thu thianghlim meuh pawhin a ngai pawimawh bawk si. Nge ni a, hmangaihna hi a lo awm lo zawk? Hmangaihna thuk leh thuk loh dan chu reilo deuh te, rei deuh te a teh chi em mi ni dawn? Nge ni a, he thu ropui tak hi kan sawifiah thiamlo zawk?

Ka hriatthiam ve dan tlem te ka han thai teh ang. Hmangaihna chu eng ang pawhin lo chhuak se a rei emaw reilo emaw a lan chhuahna ber chu Sacrifice (inpekna) ah hian a ni. Inpekna a thuk pauh leh hmangaihna pawh a thuk mai thin. Kan bula mite nawmna turin kan duhzawng thenkhat te ka phatsan thin a ngai a. "Kei" hlir inngaihtuahna-ah chuan chu hmangaihna chuan awmzia a nei thuilo a, a lo dai thuai thin. Chu inpekna atanga thil dawn chu phutluihna tel avanga chhuak a nilo a, thinlungin ti tur a a hrilh ang zel a luang chhuak zawk a nih avangin a thlumin dawnsawn a nuam thin.

Chu hmangaihna chuan khawvel a thinlung sak ber pawh a ti nem thei a, kulhbing sang ber pawh a tawn tlangin tlangsang ber pawh a lawn chhuak thin. Ramri hian awmzia a nei nep a, a thinlung a dah tawh avangin. Amaherawhchu hmangaihna a thuk tak tak chuan thikthu pawh a lo chhe ve thin bawk. Khawvel kan zin kawngah hian hmangaihna hi awm ta lo se kawng zin hreawm a va ni dawn em!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


(worth reading... not my own Email I've got from email ministry)

Each December I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I
had cut back on nonessential obligations: extensive card writing, endless
baking, decorating, and even overspending.

Yet I still found myself exhausted, unable to fully appreciate the precious
family moments, and, of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season
for a six-year-old. For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's
Winter Pageant. I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night
of the production.

Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher who assured
me there would be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All
parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then.
Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of
the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early and found a seat in the
cafeteria. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering
to their seats.

As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by
their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then each group, one by one,
rose to perform their song.

Because the public school system had stopped referring to the holiday as
"Christmas" I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial
entertainment: songs about reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes, and good
cheer. So when my son's class rose to sing "Christmas Love" I was slightly
taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, who were adorned in fuzzy
mittens and red sweaters, with bright stocking caps on their heads. Those in
the front row, center stage, held up large letters, one by one, to spell out
the title of the song. As the class would sing "C is for Christmas" a child
would hold up the letter "C." Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until
each child holding his portion had presented the complete message,
"Christmas Love."

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly we noticed her: a small,
quiet girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down. She was
unaware that reversed, her letter "M" appeared as a "W."

The audience of first- through sixth-graders snickered at this little one's
mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, and she stood tall,
proudly holding her "W."

Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued
until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.

A hush came over the audience, and eyes began to widen.

In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated
the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos there was a purpose
for our festivities.

When the last letter was held high, the message read clear:


And I believe He still is.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Beiseina Isua

America rama lung natna lam Doctor chuan, "beiseina hi damdawi dang zawng zawng aiin ka hmang tangkai zawk a ni a, engkim deuhthaw hi a tidam thei a ni." a ti a. Doctor dang pakhat chuan, "beisei tur neilo khawpa mi i siam chuan a kuangah perek pakhat i kilh belah inngai rawh," a ti bawk.

Mihringnun kan zawh chhohnaah hian kawng bumro kan zawh chang te hi chu a awm theuh mai. Ka PhD zawh dawn tepah ka chesuala, ka duh hunah pawh ka thehlut thei talo a! Rilru-ah thil tamtak kanlo ruahman tawh a, vawileh khatah a bo vek mai. In lama darkartin lo chhiartu kanu min nghakhlel tak te ka rilruah a rawn lang a, kumtam tak krismas pawh kan hmang dun tawhlo a ni. Ka ruahmannaah chuan zo felin hlimtakin mahni inlum atang a U-AMA kha a ni.

Mahse mihringte hian kan nunna chungchangah hian thu kanlo neilo khawp mai. Beisei a bo a, "ala duhrei deuh ang" tih kha doctor chhanna ka dawn a ni ta mai si a. Ka ngaihtuah a thatlai chuan chak takin hringnun lawng hi kan khalh kal a, mahni kan thei ve emaw tih pawh a awl khawp mai. Hun khirh tak a lo thlen hian kan chakna zawk chu "Amah" a nihzia a lo lang chiang thin. Kan duh emaw duhlo emaw beidawnna tawpah hi chuan kan koh lawm lawm a lo ngai thin. Kei ai a harsatna lian tak tak tawng tamtak pawh an awm ngei ang. Mahni kan tawrh theuhah hian nungkhawchhuak tur chuan beiseina eng kanlo neih hi a ngai a ni.

Krismas lo awm tur pawh hi kan tan “beiseina Krista” lo pian hun a ni a. He hringnunah hian kanlo chechhe deuh a nih pawhin kan inhumhimna kulhbingsang tur a khawvel tan/ka tan a thilthlawn pek a ni. Chu kan beseina chu khawnvar eng ang a ni a, kan chhamdamna pawh a ni, kawng thim tak kan kal laiin kawng min ensak turin a engzual thin. Ni e, kan beiseina chu Krista Isua a ni a, kan thinlung thimna ata eng ala chhuak tu, van in thleng a min hruaitu tur a ni. He khawvelah hian harsatna tawk thin mah ila "Lal Isua nen engkim a ropui, lungngaih chhumpui zing mahse...kan tan a beiseina kan nun na a ni."” A ni chuan kan lungngaihna leh kan natna te pawh phur ngei a,” a thlamuan thlak ngawt mai.

The Christmas Hope Lyrics Performed by- NewSong

Her/His wish this Christmas
Was that Christmas would just pass her/him by
Nothing could reach her/him
Or answer her/his questions why
She/he feels so alone
And she/he wonders if all hope is gone


Hope is a candle
A light in the window
Showing the way for
A heart to come home
Hope is a Savior
Who was born in the manger
Sent down from Heaven
To rescue our hearts
Our Christmas hope

She/he never imagined
That for her/him there was hope to find
But isn't it amazing
How God brings a heart back to life
She's/he's smiling now she's/he's finding out
What Christmas hope is all about


Hope is a present
A gift freely given
To all who receive
And open their hearts
Hope is a promise
For a better tomorrow
In a world filled with sorrow
We always have hope
Our Christmas hope
Our Christmas hope

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Derrida kawmna! Intellectual revolution of our times

Kum 1966 Johns Hopkins University colloquium-a "Structure, sign and play in the discourse of the human science" tih a pek avang a western philosophy kal tluang lai rawn chhem nghingtu hi pa namai a nilo. Kawm phak a ka in ngaihlo avangin a lekhabu leh article ziah te hi ka ban ngailo. Tun hnai khan ka bih ve ta chauh a, a lo ropui ngei mai. He pa thusawi tum ni a ka hriat te ka han thai mai mai teh ang.

Juda mi rawn piang in a hunlai a a chipui te tihduhdahna chu a rawn tawm ve nghal a. School a kal hmasak berna ah juda mi a nih avangin hnawhchhuah a ni a. A tetlai a a tawrhna hian a hnu a thurawn ken ber central leh marginal tih hi a rawn irh chhuah phah ni in a hriat. Foot ball star nih a professional line kal a tum a tling thei silo chuan philosopher lehkhabu lamah a awntir ta zawk a. Nietzche, Rousseau, Gide, Saussure te a chhiar nasa thin hle.

Khawvel in lum let?
Khawthlang zirna pakhat structuralism an tih chuan philosopher te rilru a kuai hle. An ni ngaihdanah chuan thil engkimah hian ramri kham tu ruangam a awm a ni. Science lamah hmasawnna a lo awm bawk a, a thusawi nemnghehna turin chu thiamna chu an senglut bawk. Chutiang hmasawnna lam a khawvel thiamna a buk suau suau lai chuan an thurin chhem nghing turin Derrida a thian te Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guttari, Michel Foucault te'n theory pakhat Post-structuralism tih chu an rawn au chhuah pui ta a ni.

Enge deconstruction chu
Derrida aupui ber chu deconstruction siamtharlehna kan tih hi a ni. Derrida ngaihdan chuan khawthlang mifingte ngaihdan hi centre pakhatin hual velin a sawi a chung te chu- a lo chhuahna, Pathian awm rinna, thudik,thil lo la awm tur, intawhkhawmna. Hengte hian thilawmzia zawng zawng chu sawifiah an tum ni in a sawi. Entirnan Khawthlang khawvel thlirna chu Christian na centre ah hmangin engkim mai teh a ni a, Hindu lalna ramah India-ah te pawh an thurin kalpui Casteism hmang a teh vek a ni. Chutak mai a centre lai zuk sawn a, Christian emaw Hindu nilo lam atang a a centre kha i thlak chuan awmze dang nei thei dawn a ni. Grammar rules ah pawh nise a central word zukthlak a han remsawih khan a awmzia alo dang thin chutia tihna chu deconstruction a tih chu a ni.

Ani ngaihdanah chuan thil pakhat a awm chuan a dang pawh a awm thin entirnan mipa/hmeichhia, christian/jew, thlarau/tisa. Pakhat zawk centre a hmang a thil engkim i sawifiah chuan a leh lam chu neksawr an ni ang a aw an chhuah ve theilo ang. Mipa lalna khawtlangah chuan mipa kha alai a ni a hmeichhia te thu leh hla chu neksawr/marginalize an lo ni tawh ang. christianna a engkim teh chuan Christianlo thu leh hla chu thu dik lo pawmawmloh a lo ni tawh ang. A tet te tang a an anchipui te tawrhna a tawmpui ve avangin chaklo zawk leh hniam zawk a te dawm kan hi a rilruah a lian hle a nih a rinawm.

Chutiang a lo nih takah chuan thlirna tlang a lo dan hian khawvel kan pawmdan leh hmuhdan pawh a lo danglam tawh thin. French structural anthropologist Levi-Strauss chuan language pawh hian structure/ruangam an nei vek ni in a sawi a. "The raw and the cooked" ah chuan hnam pakhat Bororo thawnthu grammar ziak turin a fehchhuak a a han zirchiang ta a. An thawnthu ah chuan dan khat hmang a teh theih a ni hauh lo a lo hrang vek mai tih chu. He thutak hi Derrida rawn sawi chu a ni ruangam/centre pakhat a awm theilo a hnam hrang hrangte'n kan hmandan a zirin a danglam thei bawk. Entirnan english grammar danah chuan noun hnuah adjectives dah thin a ni a, French ah chuan a ni hauhloa in kawkalh thung, a nih english rules of grammar hi central a hmangin hnamdang ziahdan hmang zirnan hmang tala a tawpah thu awmze awmlo i chhuah ngei ang. Thumal reng reng chu a awmna hmun a zirin a thukawh a danglam thei noun a nih chang a awm a verb a nih chang pawh a awm. Helai a a thuken ber chu thil engkim mai hi text in a rawn sawifiah a ti ta a ni.

Enge ropui zawk? Thusawi leh Thuziah? Rousseau chuan French khawtlangnun tawp lutuk chu thil thalo tak a nih thu a sawi a, Pathian thil siam khuarel nature chu thianghlim leh tha zawkin a sawi a. Metaphysics of presence chu thusawi ah hian a awm tih a sawi. Thusawi leh a awmzia hi thiangrialin a sawi.Thuziah erawh chu a chhiartu in a ziaktu a hmuhtheih tawhloh avangin tangkailo zawkah a dah a. Thusawi chu a sawitu ngei in thiam taka a sawi avangin a fuh zawkin a sawi. Structuralist Saussure chuan hemi sawifiahna tur hian ti hian a lo ti bawk a. Bawng hi lo awmta se, bawng ti a i lam khan a ri khan sign a siam a signifier sawifiahtu a ni a sawifiah a signified chu bawng kha a ni. Rousseau ang tho in thusawi chu dik zawk leh chak zawkin a sawi a, thuziah chu a hnuhnung zawkah a dah. Entirnan-

"Atirin thu a awm, thu chu Pathian hnenah a awm, thu chu Pathian a ni."

Thu kha a hmasak zawk avangin thudik a pawm a ni, Pathian rawn sawifiahnan a khawvela rawn tirh signifier chu Isua a ni a signified chu Pathian a ni. A chhan chu mihring zingah a ei in a in a, thu a hril thin. Chutia nih chuan ri/sound chu an dah pawimawh ta a nih ber chu.

Derrida chuan thusawi central hmang a, thuziah hnawl a nih chu a rawn sawi sel a. A ri hrim hrim chuan thilnihna sawifiah ni ta se, dictionary keu ta la bawng tih pawh chu a sawifiah turin thuziah hrang hrang i hmu ngei ang. A sawifiah zo chuanglo! Thuziak textuality erawh chu a chhiartu a zirin a danglam thei a chuvang chuan thilsawifiahnan chuan powerful zawk ni in a sawi.

Sakhuana thurin a chhem nghing thei em?
Awle, a theory laimu ber mai chu thudik kan tih hi thuziah play mai a ni a a thlirtu a zirin a danglam mai a ni tih a ni a."Keimah hi kawng leh thutak leh nunna ka ni" ti tu hi an hnial ta em ni le? Tha leh thalo ramri kan kham an rawnthiat a tuai/patil tan hmun an hawng a. "Thiangzau era" ah min hruailut mai a nilo maw? Nge Pathian chatuan ruatah hian pakhat zawk hi a central reng ang a pakhat hi awpbeh a ni ang? Khawvel tawp dawn a finna te a pung ang tih te hi a lo thleng mek em ni le? He theory hian ngaihtuahna tamtak min siam tir.. duh tawk ang a sei.

He picture hi han click chhin teh eng e i hmuh le?
Thil pahnih hmuh theih pakhat chu face/hmai a ni a pakhat lehah chuan candle a ni. Facist tan chuan hmai chauh hmuh kha a awl hle a, candlist tan pawh chutiang tho chuan. A awmzia chu thlirdan chi hnih a awm tihna mai a ni. Dik zawk central authority a awm thei talo! Thutak chu enge ni ta ang le?

Derrida work te chhiarzau duh tan- Barbara Johnson (U Chicago P, 1982)
Of Grammatology. tr. Gayatri Spivak (Baltimore: Johns UP, 1976).
Writing and Difference. tr. Alan Bass (U Chicago P, 1978).
Margins of Philosophy. tr. Jonathan Culler, et al. (U Chicago P, 1981).
Specters of Marx. tr. Peggy Kamuf (New York: Routledge, 1994).
Speech and Phenomenon. tr. David Allison (Evanston: NorthWestern UP, 1973).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mapuiinu Bekang!

Tuk thum tuk a tho rau rau zingah chuan Mapuii nu bekang kha a tui ber awm e! Chaw, dal chawm sir a phur taka thleng a a lo awm khan mi a tiphur a; thiltui dang kan ngaitawh ngailo. Theiriat vengthlang a awm te khan inrinni zing vawksa lei kan nghakhlel ang tho in mapuii nu bekang thawh hun hi kan nghakhlel thin a. Engemaw a telh bik hresilo khan a umtui thiam em em a, a um sual ngai hek lo. Naupang atang a tar thlengin a thilum zunah kan uai a, kan khua kan ngaih chhanah pawh mapuii nu bekang hi kan lam tel ve ziah thin. Rapchungah hian uluk takin a dah a vawk chaw chhum pah khan mei a vil heuh heuh thin. "Secret ingredients" hre duh tan thil chharchhuah tur a awm lem lo, a uluk hle tih bak. "Enge in hmeh dawn?" "Mapuiinu bekang".. "tren tren" tih pah a hlim taka tlan haw thin thian te hmuh chang chuan inlam a lo hmuak tur kha kan va hriatthiampui em em tawh thin. Chu nu ngei mai chu tunah hian ala dam a, ala um thin em tih erawh ka hrelo, kan khawhlui ka tlawh leh a nih chuan thla ka lak pui ngei ang.