culture


Ideas that shaped Western and Eastern cultures 1

Scholars have noted the major thoughts and philosophies that have influenced Western civilization and Asian cultures. The 3 major influences of Western civilization are Greek culture, Roman culture, and Christianity. “The Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions are the two principal components of Western civilization.” — in Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume 2 […]


Where is God when good people hurt?

Very privileged to get a tremendous opportunity last month to speak during a Sunday worship service at an ethnic Chinese church in Austin, Texas. The message was very well received, I think. The sermon was translated live side-by-side, phrase-by-phrase, from English to Mandarin Chinese, and that was followed by like […]


10,000 reasons for the popularity of Gangnam style 8

What’s up with this crazy wild viral popularity of PSY and Gangnam style? Are millions being entertained because they’re laughing at Psy or laughing withPsy? What’s struck the nerve? First on YouTube, then appearances on mainstream media on the likes of Saturday Night Live (9/15), TODAY show (9/14), The Ellen Show (9/10), […]


Why we need Asian Americans 3 3

The third reason we need Asian Americans to be Asian Americans is multi-cultural competency. 2 Asian American authors have described this as third-culture adaptability (via Dave Gibbons‘ The Monkey and the Fish: Liquid Leadership for a Third-Culture Church) and cultural intelligence (Soong-Chan Rah‘s Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing […]