Liao Chen

I was born and raised in China during the cultural revolution years. All the music I heard and learnt was basically slogan-yelling. I never knew that there were songs that actually resonate with men’s hearts. One day, CCTV accidentally put on a short piece of Christmas music. It entered into my ears and stuck in my mind ever since, but that was it. I did not have another chance until several years later.

In the late eighties, I earned my PhD in Beijing. Then I actually came over to the US as a researcher. One of the first difficulties I faced was how to get around. My roommate was a year ahead of me coming to the US. He already had a car at the time and he was kind enough to give me rides for necessities and for luxuries.

To accompany him, I started going to a local church. There, I was submerged in the music and songs of the kind I once heard on the CCTV years ago. And there, I was shocked and attracted by a totally different kind of teaching! The Word of love and forgiveness, the warmth of people’s unfeigned kindness, and the power of the Spirit, ‘¦’¦ my heart melted. I turned to Christ, my Savior, my Lord!

My Life

  • Hobbies
    Rustic carpentry.
  • In college I drove
    pair of feet.
  • Worst school subject
  • College for undergrad degree
    Xingying Teachers College.
  • Best advice I ever got
    Know who is in you and live him out.
  • Favorite books
    Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel.
  • Favorite city
    A riverside village on a little hill somewhere in China.
  • Nobody knows I
    actually enjoy washing dishes.
  • If I were not a professor, I would
    be a carpenter.
  • Latest accomplishment
    A new formula of free energy from irreversible work.
    University of Texas at San Antonio
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