Is the Asian American church necessary, optional or unhealthy?

TomorrowTonight is Sunday January 21st. At 9:00pm Eastern, 6:00pm Pacific, and whatever that translates to your locale, I’ll be on the Next Gener.Asian Church Skypecast, where we will explore the question: “Is the Asian American church – necessary, optional, or simply an unhealthy diversion?

At this moment, I’ll be presenting about it as being “optional”, and a good one at that, b/c we need all kinds of churches for all kinds of people. [live update: bummer, the skypecast server isn’t working well, so we’re reverting to a Skype conference call – invite only, sorry!]

The skypecast is free, all you need is Skype and a good broadband Internet connection. We’ll try to record it for posterity.

[update] We got it recorded, listen below (mp3 audio):

Side note: our family is again subscribing to a DVD-by-mail service, this time with Blockbuster. We’re one of the 700,000 newbies. Their Total Access program really is the best of both worlds, and makes sense for their retail stores: you get up to 3 DVDs by mail, and you can also exchange those at the store for free in-store videos, when that movie impulse itches. This NYT article describes the market’s response, Blockbuster Marries Stores to Internet:

Q. You recently started a program that competes directly with Netflix called Total Access, which gives customers the option of returning DVDs through the mail or exchanging them at a store. How is that going?

A. We launched Total Access on Nov. 1, and in the last two months of last year we added 700,000 subscribers.

Q. You are giving customers a two-week free trial. Do you know how many are staying on and paying for the service?

A. We believe it’s somewhere between 70 and 75 percent. And that’s a much higher conversion rate than any of our previous programs.

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  1. David Park says:

    Dj, there was some lag on your input, which sometimes makes it sound like you’re behind or ahead of the conversation. Either that or we were all incredibly rude to one another. j/k. Really enjoyed the conversation. Thanks for your quick thinking and we’ll get geared up for next month.

  2. djchuang says:

    David, thanks for playing host to the skypecast/call — was my recording the one that had me behind and ahead, or did your recording also had me out of sync?