Tagged: diversity

Always more than 2 ways to do something

Always more than 2 ways to do something

I am an unconventional ideator and that’s made my life harder than most people in this real world. Here’s a real- life example I’m blogging while standing in TSA line for security check. Returning a rental car with a full tank of...

Work in Process at Exponential West 2013

Work in Process at Exponential West 2013

I love the Church capital C and all of its complexity, flavors, and even occasional messiness. During the past few days I was invited to teach 2 workshops, an overview of the multi-site church revolution and the Future of the Asian American...

U.S. Church Diversity has nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010

U.S. Church Diversity has nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010

The percentage of multiethnic churches in America has grown from 7.5% in 1998 to 13.7% in 2010, based on 2 different survey-bases studies, using a 20% minority criteria. One of the leading church researchers, Dr. Scott Thumma (Professor of Sociology of Religion,...

What is an Asian American Christian?

What is an Asian American Christian?

The face of American Christianity is not only black (African-American) and white (Anglo), even though that’s what we tend to see through both Christian and mainstream media. With the sudden popularity of professional basketball player Jeremy Lin, who is unapologetically Christian and...

Perception of Asian Americans as a brand

Perception of Asian Americans as a brand

Once in a blue moon, Asian Americans generate a bit of controversial buzz and tagged with the tiger metaphor, whether “tiger moms” (cf. Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior: Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of...

How long will it take for church diversity?

How long will it take for church diversity?

How long will it take? How long? A diverse society is all around us in the United States and yet most of our Christian churches do not match that diversity. Most would agree the church should, whether a church leader or the...

Why we need Asian Americans 5

Why we need Asian Americans 5

The rest of the reasons for why we need Asian Americans to be Asian Americans are (cf. intro, part 1, part 2, part 3): honesty instead of denial to break stereotypes to renew culture enrich theological insights Of course, this list, in...

Why we need Asian Americans 3

Why we need Asian Americans 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...