How to get to know Asian Americans
We have a lot of learning to do and a lot of relationships to build, especially we as Asian Americans and we as the American evangelical church. Even with both having been around for 5 generations or so, the conversations and relationships between Asian American Christians and the majority-Caucasian evangelical church can be described as nascent, in so far as it relates to incorporating Asian American voices into evangelical leadership with their cultural perspectives, rather than assimilating Asian and minority voices into a so-called-colorblind evangelicalism (though some Asian American Christians are agreeable to the latter).
I anticipate I’ll be blogging and commenting on more of this in the coming weeks and months, as opportunities and time avail. 3 recent opportunities have invited my commentary about Asian American Christianity, thanks to Ed Stetzer, David Housholder, and Lifeway::
#guest #blog #post 9 Things About Asian American Christianity: Asian Americans are accelerating in their role in participating and shaping the future of the American church at large. at The Exchange, Ed Stetzer’s blog
#podcast #episode 5 Misconceptions About Asian-Americans on the Life & Liberty podcast hosted by Davide Housholder
#video #webshow Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Ministry with Elizabeth Drury, Mark DeYmaz and DJ Chuang on The Exchange with Ed Stetzer (air date: 10/14/13)
[update 11/14/13] Why Evangelicals Don’t Know Asian Americans: We have quite a way to go towards ending racial stereotyping in Christendom – my 2nd blog posts (of 3) at Ed Stetzer’s blog
[update 11/21/13] Ethnicity, Context, and Mission: A Brighter Future for the Church—DJ Chuang shares his thoughts on the future of the Church. (3rd of 3)
I’m glad I have found you DJ. I think the work you’re doing with Asian American churches are pivotal. Having spent most of my involvement in Korean churches, I absolutely see opportunities for bridging the gap. Thanks for the work you’re doing. I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts!
Paul, thank you for the affirmation and happy to connect with you as well. I had the opportunity to connect with a handful of church leaders from Portland this week at #mosaix2013 (http://mosaix2013.com) and great to hear of good things happening your way..