Stories: Pastor Shiao Chong

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I am Shiao Chong, a Christian Reformed Campus Minister serving at York University in Toronto. I have known BioLogos for a few years now, and have recently been more involved – attending its annual conference and writing a post for its blog.

As a campus minister, I have found that many university students struggle with the tensions and apparent conflicts between faith and science. BioLogos provides resources that help me, a campus minister, walk with my students in their faith struggles on the faith and science issues. I have referred students to BioLogos’ website for multiple resources.

The faith-versus-science dichotomy is very much alive at the campus I serve. Both Christian and non-Christian students are caught in this simplistic either-or framework, and I have found this to be an intellectual barrier to both holistic Christian discipleship and to evangelism. The work and examples of Christian scientists at BioLogos break down this barrier as students begin to see how science is not inherently an enemy to Christian faith, and may not even be used as such.

Therefore, I thank God for BioLogos’ work and ministry. It is a rare, but important, perspective and voice in the midst of loud clamors from the extreme ends of the faith and science debate. Hence, I ask that you support and ensure that this vital ministry continues its good work.


Pastor Shiao Chong
Chaplain & Director of Leadership, Culture and Christianity
A Recognized Student Club at York University, Toronto, Canada




Chong, Shiao. "Stories: Pastor Shiao Chong" N.p., 12 Dec. 2013. Web. 17 February 2019.


Chong, S. (2013, December 12). Stories: Pastor Shiao Chong
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About the Author

Shiao Chong

Shiao Chong is the Christian Reformed Chaplain serving York University in Toronto, Canada. Chong has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta and is an accomplished writer and speaker/preacher. Hired and supported by the Christian Reformed Churches in the Greater Toronto Area, Chong is the director of LOGOS Campus Ministry and Leadership, Culture and Christianity, its affiliate student club at York. He is a member of Rehoboth Fellowship CRC in Etobicoke, and also preaches at Friendship Community CRC, which is close to the university.

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