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Telling Our Stories, Telling God’s Story: the Ministry of Spiritual Direction and Being Asian Canadian

The story of my own formation, as a spiritual director, and a Christian of Asian Canadian heritage is an integral part of the story of the Church and the story of God. The stories of others in my community, their stories of immigration, of belonging and not belonging, of racism,…
100 Percent Authentic Fake: Asian Americans and the Power of Being Authentically Fake
May 23, 2023

The Story of Saffron: From Awakening to Disillusionment as an Indian American Woman

So this is the story of saffron in my life, and how my revival had come to fruition. In this book, you will follow along somewhat chronologically on this journey. It begins with my awakening, followed by navigating my racial identity, and then reckoning with the disillusionment. These are poems…
May 17, 2023

Reconciliation — Moving Beyond Tolerance to Love and Acceptance

My heart is broken and still breaking whenever I think about the tragedy that took place at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. But I will continue to believe in a God who promises that it shall come to pass: “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat…
May 15, 2023

Understanding the Political and Historical Formations of Taiwanese Identity

I cannot change the past. I cannot undo the fact that the reason why my family ended up in Taiwan was for reasons connected to the agenda of a military dictator who terrorized the ancestors and families of many of my close friends — and even some of my extended…
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March 15, 2023

Chinatown Rising to Evangelical Rising: Is Youth Ministry Changing the Ethnic Church?

Youth ministries are not only changing the future trajectory of individual lives, but ethnic churches as a whole. Youth ministries, therefore, are inflection points in ethnic churches
March 13, 2023

Doing Asian American Theology: A Conversation with Daniel D. Lee

Our bodies, our locations, our cultures, and our particular context matter. Where we meet God, where we hear God's word actually matters to God and to ourselves.
March 2, 2023

Dismantling the “South Asian American Dream”

Growing up, faith to me meant identifying with my family as a Brahmin Hindu. Yet, if you asked me what culture I belonged to, I would do or say anything to convince you of this: although my family was Indian, I had become an American. My ability to compartmentalize my…