Sung Jang

Until mid-20, I was indifferent-to-hostile to religion in general and Christianity in particular. So I ridiculed and despised Christians because they looked weak, lazy, selfish, and under the influence of "opium" as Mr. Marx once said. What really bothered me, though, was they seemed to be ignorant, non-scientific, and even anti-intellectual, expecting me to believe in their god without checking things out to see whether it's a real deal. Reacting to someone's intellectual challenge, I came to read Gospel of John (and then the whole book of Bible), and was happily surprised when I discovered God in the Bible was so different from the impression I had gotten from many Christians. Intelligent as well as loving God! So, I see no inherent conflict between my faith in Christ and my occupation as social scientist.

My Life

Friends describe me

meticulous & organized

My hobbies

listening to music & watching movies (esp. [action] thriller)

Fantasy dinner guests

Adam & Eve

My undergrad alma mater

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (South)

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

1976 Saab (which I called

If I weren't a professor, I would

have become either a researcher or government bureaucrat.

Favorite books

Mere Christianity, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, How Then Should We Live?, Eacape from Reason

Favorite movies

Ben Hur, Mission, Hunt for Red October, Shadowlands, Remember the Titans

Favorite city

San Diego

Favorite coffee

lightly brewed hazelnut

Nobody knows I

failed to get tenured twice, succeeded once, and am back on tenure track again

My latest accomplishment

creating my Facebook account (finally!)