Matthew’s Spiritual Journey


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Welcome! 어서 오십시오! Bienvenue! 歡迎!

What is Pietas?

Pietas was one of ancient Roman virtues and is usually translated as “duty” or “devotion,” according to Wikipedia. This word also reminds me of Pietà by Michelangelo, the marvelous statue in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

What is the purpose of this blog?

I created this blog to serve as a journal to help my own introspective needs and to take occasional notes along my spiritual journey. See my first post for more detail.

Who is Matthew?

I currently live with my wife Susan and two young children in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. I am a naturalized citizen of the USA but was born and raised in SeoulKorea [서울特別市大韓民國]. My parents and my sister (and her family) continue to reside in Korea.

In 1983, I left home and came to Connecticut to attend a boarding school. After my undergraduate and graduate studies in economics, I moved to New York City in 1993. Professionally, I have been working as an equity research analyst. You can find more details on my Facebook profile.

I am grateful to many family members, friends, teachers and others for their instructions and inspirations. Of course, any shortcomings in understanding their thoughts and actions are solely mine. I have listed a few books which have had greatest impact on my thoughts and my way of thinking (roughly in the chronicle order of my exposure). I hope that this list will illuminate my underlying perspectives and biases which are prevalent but often unstated in my observations and comments.

  • Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolution
  • Robert L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers
  • Gary S. Becker, The Economic Approach to Human Behavior
  • Bible, the English Standard Version [ESV]
  • Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
  • Vaughan Roberts, God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible
  • Graeme Goldsworthy, According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
  • Mark A. Noll, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

Again, welcome to my blog and thanks for your interest!

Korean Day Parade in 2007

Korean Day Parade in 2007

[Last edited on October 31, 2008]


Written by Matthew

April 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm

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  1. Nice website!!


    July 3, 2008 at 10:21 pm

  2. Matthew, I don’t know why it has taken me so long, but I am adding you to my blogroll.

    Hope you are doing well!


    April 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

  3. Pietá and Pietas is the same thing, just two different languages (Latin and Italian).


    September 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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