Tagged: religion

Asian American Christian faith matters

A handful of events and networks have crossed my radar recently that cultivate dialogue around the contextualizing of Christian faith for/with/by Asian Americans. October 15th / 22nd @ Dallas / Houston Legacy Dialogue 2011: Trust Factor – how to build trust between...

American religion from the margin to mainstream

2 fast-growing religions were made in America: Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses. They may well still be on that growth-spurt, not just in the United States, but around the world. Both are adapted from Christianity and yet have diverged in ways that many...

Who gets paid in a new kind of church?

The recurring question of the times in 21st century America is: “What is the church?” My flight is cancelled. That gives me time to blog. As I’m trying to get to Orlando for a couple of days at Exponential Conference with 4,000...

Leaderless revolution. Leaderless religion.

We live in an amazing time in human history — the leaderless revolution in Egypt was fueled, by social media tools. And we don’t hear as much about the details about how it all happened in mainstream media, because there’s not one...

churches closing and pastors leaving

Question >> “do u know a place to get stats on how many churches close a day, month, year etc and the same on pastors and leaders leaving ministry?” djchuang >> Good question. (And, in case you can’t tell, this question came...

philosophy and religion have a place

Small talk is not my forte’. I can talk about weather or sports for maybe 30 seconds tops. Those are the conventionally safe topics. Work usually comes up early in the conversation, as in “what do you do?” People too quickly associate...

faith doesn’t replace knowledge

So there’s this new movie out about the ridiculousness of religions and faith by Bill Maher. No link love, but he sure gets quite the mainstream media attention. Both rationalists (aka atheists and/or agonostics) and religious folks say there is media bias...

To be American you need to have religion

Here in a symposium on religious faiths, affiliations, and ethnicities. Fascinating talk just began w/ Russell Jeung. He made a provocative statement as I started blogging– “To be American, you need to have a religious identity.” “And, Asian Americans are the most...