Category: Asian American

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Asian American Pastor Louis Lee

One of the pastors that pioneered Christian church ministries for English-speaking Asian Americans is Rev. Louis Lee, most prominently in the 1990s and 2000s. I got to reconnect with Louis over an informal lunch fellowship, his very words, during this Asian American...

Conferences for Asian American Christian Women?

A friend was asking about finding a Christian women’s conference for Asian Americans. I didn’t know of any regularly scheduled Asian American Christian women conference out there. Thought I’d check on Twitter. I tweeted this out: “Is there an Asian American Christian...

Why Chinese people don’t need religion

Chinese Americans are the least religious people group in the United States. The Chinese in America aren’t just the least religious among Asian Americans, but also the least religious of any ethnic grouping. To be more precise, a new forthcoming book, Family...

Chinese American Mental Health Seminar Videos

Very valuable resources are now available online: culturally-relevant informative videos about mental health in Chinese and Asian American communities. Watch the videos in this YouTube playlist from the 2018 Enlighten Mental Health Seminar. Enlighten seminar notes and video titles are posted at english.cccto.org/mental-health/videos-handouts...

Christian Spirituality of Korean and Chinese Americans

While both Chinese Americans and Korean Americans are included under the broad umbrella grouping of Asian Americans, general differences and also similarities can be observed in how they practice their Christian faith. In Chapter 5 of Tapestry of Grace: Untangling the Cultural Complexities...

7 Asian American Christian Philanthropy Examples

Generosity and philanthropy looks different in various cultures. In the USA, we see the prominence of institutional philanthropy through perennial organizations that are staffed for strategic effectiveness. We hear of them mentioned in the news, e.g. Gates Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust, or...

What does Asian American Christian spirituality look like?

This video by Pastor John Shin on Facebook Live got several engaging comments, and this extended comment from Pastor Joe Suh suggested particular areas in which our Asian American culture can create barriers that we need to be aware of so that the gospel can penetrate