Tagged: shame

Asian American Sermons on Shame

What a shame that we can’t talk about our pains. It’s hard for anyone from whatever ethnic background to talk about their weaknesses and pains, it’s especially hard for Asians and Asian Americans. And, sadly it’s not talked about in churches, where...

Can we talk about shame?

Yes, we have launched a podcast called Erasing Shame where we will have honest talk for healthy living—emotionally, relationally, mentally, and personally. DJ Chuang and Eunice Lee will co-host Season 1 together. I’m particular grateful for Eunice making time to do this...

Erasing the Shame of Mental Illness

Erasing the Shame of Mental Illness

Quite the honor and privilege to be here at the inaugural Honor Shame Conference 2017 at Wheaton College, near Chicago. This is very pioneering work to bring out other facets and perspectives embedded in Scriptures that are brought out through the lens...

7 of the ways to debunking myths of shame

When 2 young Asian Americans tackle the enormously huge topic of shame, that is quite extraordinary. Several non-Asian Caucasians have recently addressed the concept of shame, most popularly among them is Brené Brown, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing when someone Asian American (or...

Talking about Shame – Twitter Chat on 3/12

Talking about Shame – Twitter Chat on 3/12

Shame is something that doesn’t get talked about in any society, be that Western cultures or Eastern cultures, and therein lies its overwhelming hidden power. Research professor Brené Brown in her recent books and TED talks has broken the ice and begun to...

Will churches help to erase shame about mental illnesses?

Will churches help to erase shame about mental illnesses?

Excerpt from “Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame? Rick Warren confronts one more “last taboo.”” – cover story in Christianity Today by Christine A. Scheller (3/31/14):: “In some Asian populations, we know there are not even words for therapy or suicide…”

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness in Churches

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness in Churches

March 28th, 2014 is the day when the world could have more safe communities for people with mental illness. The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church is convening on 3/28 from 8:30am to 9:00pm (Pacific Time, UTC-7) Saddleback Church in Lake Forest,...