Jasmine is WSAP’s book club host and vocation specialist. She hails from Sri Lanka and has a thirty-year relationship with its national university ministry, the Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS). She has also been involved with InterVarsity for twenty years. She has a BA (Hons.) in English from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University. She loves writing about theology impacting real life and enjoys British, Korean, and Chinese drama. Jasmine lives in upstate New York with her professor husband and two teenage children.
Do you find it hard to discern your calling in the present, caught up either in nostalgia or hopes for the future? Gordon Smith shows us how God calls us in the "here and now" of our lives, however complex our immediate circumstances might be.
Have our collective souls been spiritually shaped by the digital industry such that we are becoming people very different to the traditional Biblical ideas of personhood? Felicia Wu Song explores our profound attachment to the digital and gives us perspective to steward our digital habits well without giving us a set of rules to follow.
What is the purpose of higher education? How can we share Christian understandings of Calling and Vocation in ways that resonate with all stakeholders in the Academy? Thirteen professors motivate us to look afresh at our institutions.
Listen in on an exclusive peek into our fall book club as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Jasmine Obeyesekere conducts an online discussion with author and theologian Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra where they discuss suffering, hope, and the Christian life.
How do we share our faith in a post-Christian context where public life is mostly secular and private life is very diverse? Os Guinness shows us how we can converse with — and even persuade — people who are not interested in what we are saying.
Might each of our life stages be a calling? Are there multiple callings in some seasons? The authors offer a unique perspective on Vocation by suggesting Lifespan as the lens through which we can view our callings.
Listen in as WAP Associate Jasmine Obeyesekere interviews Dr. Elaine Storkey about her book Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women (IVP 2018) as the finale of the WAP Winter Book Club.
Did you know that women are vulnerable to violence during their entire lifetime? Through her extensive global travel, Dr. Storkey compassionately demonstrates what gender-based violence looks like on the bruised bodies of real girls and women.
What if the beliefs of our times that we take for granted are not true after all? Dr. Ramachandra gives historical and global perspective to understanding pressing contemporary issues in their contexts.
Interested in reading a woman apologist of C.S. Lewis’s caliber and era? Uncover Dorothy Sayers’s insights on Theology and Work from selected essays and discover the clarity and confidence with which she articulates Christian doctrine.
How do you develop a deeply formed Christian way of understanding the paradigms of your discipline? Dr. Garber teaches that “the stuff of our work” matters to God and is integral to God’s purposes in the world.