Where I go for AGGREGATED news on Cambodia, plus...   . . .           On Dec 26-29, 1979 [by now, Cambodia under one full year of Vietnamese occupation], the musician Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim, the Secre [ ... ]


Has Science Discovered God?     Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!   Read transcript             God in the Cosmos
Veritas Forum at Yale University  [ ... ]

EDITOR of the Punctuated Khmer Bible


Gospels and Acts





ម៉ាថាយ, ម៉ាកុស, លូកា, យ៉ូហាន









What is the Bible?


Awesome video!

The best explanation of the Bible anywhere, and in only a few minutes!







... saved by Grace.

"I am not what I ought to be;

I am not what I wished to be;

I am not what I hoped to be;

Yet, I can truly say, I am not what once I was.

By the grace of God, I am what I am."


- John Newton (author of Amazing Grace)

Powerful, insightful, must-read!




St. Augustine traces the parallel courses of the earthly and heavenly cities from the time of Abraham to the end of the world; and alludes to the oracles regarding Christ, both those uttered by the Sibyls...

THE CITY OF GOD, a masterpiece that was written in Latin over many years and published in 426 A.D. by Augustine of Hippo




Rightly Ordered Love


Disordered Loves


But living a just and holy life requires one to be capable of an objective and impartial evaluation of things: to love things, that is to say, in the right order, so that you do not love what is not to be loved, or fail to love what is to be loved, or have a greater love for what should be loved less, or an equal love for things that should be loved less or more, or a lesser or greater love for things that should be loved equally.


- St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, I.27-28


Dante conceived of the seven deadly sins in terms of disordered love. The proud, envious and wrathful were guilty of misdirected love; the slothful were guilty of deficient love; and the avaricious, gluttonous, and lustful were guilty of excessive love... If virtue is love rightly ordered in our hearts, it stands to reason that vice is the opposite [or, disordered loves].

- Brian G. Hedges





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Veritas Forum at Harvard

John Stott, TIME's 100 most influential, 2005

"Is Jesus Christ Truth for the 21st Century?"




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[Veritas Forum] Living Well in the Light of Death - NT Wright and Shelly Kagan at Yale


NT Wright: is not a problem for God to bring bodies back together again, because, apart from anything else, as you know, the atoms and molecules which make up my body and your body are at constant process of flux; they change basically at every 7 years. I think it’s a little over 7 years since I was last here at Yale, and that means that I am physically not in any respect the same person that came last time. One way of putting this: we have continuity of form, but discontinuity of matter. Paul says in I Corinthians that God will give us a new body. ...

Somebody asked the theologian Tertullian supposing a cannibal eats a Christian and then the cannibal converts, then in the resurrection, who’s going to get which bits? Tertullian basically says, don’t ask silly questions.


But interestingly, the theologian Origen around the same time (early 3rd century) gave the argument that I just gave, that our bodies are in a state of flux and God will give us new bodies with such continuity as is appropriate.







Answering Questions Non-Christians Ask



Deeply engaging talk filled with deep insights, peppered with great humor given by a really learned man!



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How to Flourish in a time of culture weakness


Christianity Today | 2 November 2015


Why settle for the 'Wilberforce Option' when we have Dr. King?







From Andre Rieu's "Live From Radio City Music Hall" in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.





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Reflections on the Psalms

C.S. Lewis





Such people put up a version of Christianity suitable for a child of six and make that the object of their attack.

- CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man





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Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man

in Church

Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise


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Challenging the Darkness:

Towards a Christian Renaissance

Os Guinness at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC)

Watch with full transcript




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Searching for the Historical Jesus:

Prolific New Testament scholar engages Princeton's hardest questions







Searching for the Historical Jesus


Dr. William Lane Craig

The Veritas Forum at Columbia University


For the past two thousand years, Christians have claimed that Jesus is the Son of God. But over the years, critics have raised many challenges to these claims. Are the Biblical accounts of Jesus historically accurate? Has too much been corrupted over time or lost in translation? What do we make of the contradictions between gospels? Can we ignore the supernatural events in the gospels, especially Jesus’ resurrection? Who did Jesus himself claim to be? Can we answer these questions with any certainty?




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How Nick Vujicic Triumphed Against All Odds - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network -- The same Nick Vujicic who came here to Cambodia in 2013 to speak.




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Without God, we cannot;

without us, God will not.

- St. Augustine

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God Space


Devotional | World Vision Magazine | Marilee Pierce Dunker

Visiting with Marilee and Bob Dunker at their home in Southern California, June 2012.


My spiritual sister, mentor and friend.


And of course the author of, among other books, the brilliant MAN OF VISION, about her father Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse.


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Your Heart (David)

Be Thou My Vision

Be Still My Soul

Hymns by Selah


Favorite hymns

Steve Green Hymns

Il Divo Hallelujah (Alelujah)

Keith Green



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My most favorite Book

in the KHMER language

can be purchased at the

Family Bookstore in Phnom Penh

The Holy Bible in Khmer

The Streaming Bible -- listening to the Bible read to you in KHMER!


Holy Bible in Khmer:

Theary Seng Version

now in easier -to-read Khmer


in format, with punctuation marks

for easier comprehension.



Theary Seng enjoying a Cuban at Veal Sbov (2007)

Some of Theary Seng's favorite inspirational authors:  St. Augustine (The Confessions, The City of God); St. Paul (especially his letters to 1st century Christians in Rome  and Philippi); St. Luke (the 3rd Gospel, Acts); C. S. Lewis (especially his Christian apologetics - Mere Christianity, The Weight of Glory, The Four Loves, etc.); Lewis B. Smedes (especially Love Within Limits which beautifully, practically explains line by line St. Paul's chapter on Love in his first letter to the Corinthians, which deeply contributed to Theary's healing process, especially during the turbulent years in high school); Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov); Martin Luther King, Jr.; Mahatma Gandhi...

C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.


– Mere Christianity



Table of Contents



1. The Law of Human Nature

2. Some Objections

3. The Reality of the Law

4. What Lies Behind the Law

5. We Have Cause to Be Uneasy


1. The Rival Conceptions of God

2. The Invasion

3. The Shocking Alternative

4. The Perfect Penitent

5. The Practical Conclusions


1. The Three Parts of Morality

2. The "Cardinal Virtues"

3. Social Morality

4. Morality and Psychoanalysis

5. Sexual Morality

6. Christian Marriage

7. Forgiveness

8. The Great Sin

9. Charity

10. Hope

11. Faith

12. Faith


1. Making and Begetting

2. The Three-Personal God

3. Time and Beyond Time

4. Good Infection

5. The Obstinate Toy Soldiers

6. Two Notes

7. Let's Pretend

8. Is Christianity Hard or Easy?

9. Counting the Cost

10. Nice People or New Men

11. The New Men


The Screwtape Letters

by C. S. Lewis


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Not every false teaching deserves the label.  How to tell which ones do.


Christianity Today


In essentials, unity;

In non-essentials, liberty;

In all things, charity [love].



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Most recently... Croatian-American Yale professor's Exclusion & Embrace... BRILLIANT !!  BRILLIANT !! BRILLIANT !!!

(also, excerpt "Tsunamis and God")


...and President of World Vision Richard Stearns' The Hole in Our Gospel - a deeply moving, beautifully written testimony/challenge to put faith into action.  (Richard and Renee Stearns in Cambodia, Feb. 2012).  "Goodby, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity" (Huffington Post, Nov. 2012 by Richard Stearns) 

Richard and Renee Stearns (Hagar Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Feb. 2012)

and even more recently, after meeting Philip Yancey at the Prison Fellowship International's quadrennial convocation, his brilliant The Jesus I Never Knew and What's So Amazing about Grace

Philip Yancey




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My interview with

Berkley Center for Religion,

Peace and World Affairs,


Georgetown University

(17 Sept. 2010)



Prayers for Peace Moha Ghosananda and St. Francis of Assisi Theary Seng as CSD director

The Phnom Penh Post (Voice of Justice column, October 2008)

"Justice and Reconciliation Public Forums", hailed as Cambodia's informal Truth and Reconciliation Commission conducted by Ms. Theary C. Seng across the 24 provinces of Cambodia during a period of 3 years, which ended abruptly by a politically-motivated injunction order in July 2009.

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.

And what does the LORD require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy

and to walk humbly with your God.

-  Micah 6:8



  • The Holy Bible in Khmer - The New Testament

    The Holy Bible

    in Khmer

    The New Testament

    This is from the Khmer Standard Version of the Holy Bible of the Bible Society of Cambodia (1997, 2005) which I have edited mainly with regards to spacing and punctuations for easier comprehension.  Similar to the English Bible, I have put the words of the LORD Jesus in red ink.

    (Click here for the highest authority of and understanding rules of punctuations.)

    On occasions, I have corrected translation inaccuracy vis-a-vis the English New International Version.

    And always, whenever វា (it) is used for a person, in particular for a child, it is replaced with គេ or គាត់ (s/he , him/her or they/them).  The use of អញ (the derogatory "I" or "me", used inappropriately to connote authority, e.g. as by the father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son) is also replaced to ​ខ្ញុំ, unless the context calls for it (e.g. angry Old Testament king screaming at a servant).


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    The Four Gospels

    ដំណឹងល្អ ​រៀប​រៀង​ដោយ លោក​ម៉ាថាយ


    Gospel according to Mark

    ដំណឹងល្អ រៀបរៀងដោយ លោកម៉ាកុស


    ដំណឹងល្អ ​រៀប​រៀង​ដោយ លោក​លូកា



    ដំណឹងល្អ ​រៀប​រៀង​ដោយ លោក​យ៉ូហាន



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    លិខិតរបស់ លោកប៉ូល ផ្ញើជូន គ្រិស្ដបរិស័ទនៅក្រុង រ៉ូម



    លិខិត ​របស់ លោក​យ៉ាកុប

    James (Khmer PDF, KI-Media)




    More of the Holy Bible in Khmer which I've edited



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Theary C. Seng, 11 January 2012
Chaktomuk Theatre, Phnom Penh, January 2010

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