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Jeff Chu

Fellows 2015
Fast Company
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Jeff Chu, the author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, grew up in Berkeley, California, and Miami, Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and received French-American Foundation and Harvard Divinity School fellowships. He has written for Time, Condé Nast Portfolio, The New York Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, winning Deadline Club and German Marshall Fund awards for his work. Jeff is currently an editor-at-large at Fast Company and an elder at Old First Reformed Church. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


  • Life Has Hills

    “We wanted to have Christmas.” It was December 2014, and as Moses looked around his hovel in a slum in Kampala, Uganda, there was just one thing of significant monetary value:...

  • ‘I Forgot I Hated God’

    “I had a dream.” We are sitting in a restaurant in Kampala, Uganda, with Dennis, a Protestant lay chaplain, when he recounts a dream inspired by a painting in his...

  • Unshakable in Uganda

    Clare Byarugaba was in church on a Sunday in 2009 when her pastor urged his congregation to sign a petition backing antigay legislation being considered in Uganda’s parliament. She surveyed the...

  • African Bishop Fights to Get Children to Iowa

    Natalia Peni remembers sprinting into the skin-scraping bush, stilling her breath and hoping for dawn. Soldiers from the Lord's Resistance Army looted her family's home and many others in Yambio,...

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