Tagged: culture

Ideas that shaped Western and Eastern cultures

Ideas that shaped Western and Eastern cultures

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...

Why Asian American generations don’t understand each other

Why Asian American generations don’t understand each other

Language shapes culture. I’ve also heard it said that language and culture are intricately connected. Another dimension of that came to light recently as I listened to this NPR TED podcast episode, Does The...

Being Asian American is more not less

Being Asian American is more not less

Spontaneous combustion of ideas are so much more exhilarating than a predictable routine to me. And the conversations lit up my switchboard and I want to share one of them with you. Yesterday I’m...

Where is God when good people hurt?

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...

10,000 reasons for the popularity of Gangnam style

10,000 reasons for the popularity of Gangnam style

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...

Untapped potential of Asian Americans

Untapped potential of Asian Americans

Got tapped to weigh in on this informal survey on Facebook from Tom Lin: What are some gifts Asian Americans bring to the Church and missions? Scroll down to see all the responses that...

The need for Context and Voice. new eBook.

The need for Context and Voice. new eBook.

This is a conversation I want to engage. And Vince Marotte has fired the first shot. It won’t be the last. The church has a big glaring communication problem and Vince calls it out...