Asian American Pastor: Daniel K. Eng

Grace, race, and the Kingdom of God

Resources/Links

Here is a growing list of links to helpful blog posts, documents, and videos. Note that the content is not mine. The presence of these links here does not imply my endorsement.

Ministering to Asian Americans

Silent Exodus: Asian American Christians Leaving Churches   DJ Chuang

Small Groups in Asian-American Culture  Nancy Sugikawa

Pre-Marital Counseling Asian-American Style, Part One   Part Two  Part Three
  Benjamin Shin

Culture and Christianity: Bridging the Generational Gap  A report about the 2016 Asian American Ministry Conference

Asian American Ministry Leaders Convene to ‘Envision’ the Future Together  A report about the 2016 Asian American Ministry Conference

Seeing Through New Eyes  Jonathan Ng, Inheritance Magazine
Every time he stood in front of a mirror and saw a scrawny Asian kid staring back at him, he felt shame.

Asian American Christians face tough choice between mom and God   The Seattle Globalist

What It’s Like Explaining Depression To Your Asian Parents  Susan Cheng, Buzzfeed
Many Asian parents tend to practice tough love — but that makes it so much harder for someone struggling with depression.

Three Parenting Questions for Danny Kwon  Fuller Youth Institute
“What trends do you see in the ways Korean-American families are living out their faith these days?”

Silent Exodus: Can the East Asian church in America reverse the flight of its next generation?  This is the watershed article from 1996 by Helen Lee in Christianity Today.

Silent Exodus  recap of a talk given by Joshua Kang

The Boomerang Effect  Helen Lee Christianity Today.
2014 follow-up to her 1996 article.
“The generation of the ‘silent exodus’ has now started coming back.”

Cultivating Lasting Faith with Asian Teenagers  by Mike Park,  Fuller Youth Institute

Rediscovering Grace: Challenges and Opportunities in Asian Youth Ministry   by Mike Park, Fuller Youth Institute

The Silent Exodus Of Syrian Christians And The Next Generation From The Indian Immigrant Churches In North America  Sam George

Why An Asian-American Doctor of Ministry Program?  Benjamin Shin

Keeping (and Losing) Faith, the Asian American Way  Jerry Z. Park and Joshua Tom

Thanking Our Immigrant Parents
“How Master of None points to the joy, not the guilt, of Honor your father and mother.”

Does InterVarsity Reach “Too Many Asians?”  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Multiethnic Ministries blog
“Over the past couple decades, several InterVarsity groups across the country have transitioned to being majority Asian American fellowships.”

 

Asian Americans and the Church at Large

“Where Are You Really From?”  with Mike Tong, Desiring God

Stick Out. Resist. Not Your Model Minority.  Laura Mariko Cheifetz  Inheritance Magazine
“Being Asian American is awesome. (I said that to a white church group recently.)”

Being Asian American in a White Church   Tim Chiang, 9Marks

Why we need Asian Americans to be Asian Americans  DJ Chuang, Orange Asian Man

Asian-Americans called to be ‘All In’  Biblical Recorder
report on the WORD Conference for Asian-American church leaders

Asian Americans: Silent No More  Helen Lee, Christianity Today
“Asian American Christians are growing in influence and audience. Will they be embraced by their broader church family?”

9 Things About Asian American Christianity  with DJ Chuang and Ed Stetzer
“Asian Americans are accelerating in their role in participating and shaping the future of the American church at large.”

Eugene Cho Leads the Quest for a Reconciled Church  Christianity Today
“The Seattle pastor believes Asian Americans need to speak out about race in America.”

InterVarsity’s Plan for a Culturally Diverse Staff  Christianity Today
The campus ministry has pioneered intentional, personalized training for Asian American leaders.”

A Journey on the Margins: Reflections of a Korean- American Presbyterian  Julius Kim,  Modern Reformation

Confusions Abounding: Asian Americans cannot be pigeonholed  Mark Galli

Why Evangelicals Don’t Know Asian Americans  with DJ Chuang and Ed Stetzer
We have quite a way to go towards ending racial stereotyping in Christendom

‘Stop Stereotyping Us,’ Demand Distressed Asian American Evangelical Leaders  Christianity Today
“After Rick Warren and Exponential jokes go awry, more than 80 leaders explain why they are ‘weary, hurt, and disillusioned.”

Asian American Churches

7 Issues in the Chinese American Church Andrew Ong

Understanding Korean-American Churches  The Presbyterian Outlook

Reflections on Chinese Missions Convention 2016 and the Chinese Evangelical Church  Faith Chang

New York’s Korean Congregations Thrive  NY City Lens

O.C. exports Asian American churches to the world  with DJ Chuang, OC Register

The Many Models of the Asian American Church  Helen Lee, Christianity Today

Where is the Asian American Church During Tumultuous Times?   Inheritance Magazine

Interview with Oriental Mission Church: The Need for a Mutual Understanding  Christianity Daily

Korean American Churches: From generation to generation   Joan Huyser-Honig  Calvin Institute of Christian Worship 

 

Asian American Church History

A Little Tokyo church finds the answer to its prayers  Los Angeles Times
a feature about the history of Union Church of Los Angeles

Joseph Wong: Fellowship for American Christian Evangelicals (FACE)

 

Asian/Asian American Theology

‘All Theology Is Born Out of Contextual Struggles and Questions’  Christianity Daily
G2G-KODIA Hosts Forum on Contextual Theology

Recovering an Asian Perspective of Grace  Jackson Wu

 

Ethnic-Specific Ministries

The Legitimacy of Ethnic Churches in Multi-Ethnic Contexts  Andrew Ong
“Three realities that point to the legitimacy of ethnic churches in multi-ethnic contexts.”

Ethnic Churches in America: A Conversation  A conversation between Andrew Ong, Clark Fobes, and me.
“Are ethnic churches biblically unfaithful?”

Biblical Principles For Contextualized Ministry Dave Lowe, Cru
“Why do you segregate your students?”

Two Views Regarding Ethnic Specific and Multi-Ethnic Fellowships  Collin Tomikawa and Sandy Schaupp, InterVarsity

Ethnic Specific Ministry: A Different Lens   Collin Tadao Tomikawa, InterVarsity

One Surprising Reason We Value Ethnic Specific Ministry  Steve Tamayo, InterVarsity

Four Misconceptions of Ethnic Specific Ministry  Orlando Crespo, InterVarsity

Is Your Ministry Ethnocentric or Ethnic-Specific?  Linson Daniel, InterVarsity

Epic Movement: Discovering Culture, Identity, and Mission  Larry Tu, Cru

Why Ethnic Specific Ministries? with Tommy Dyo, Cru

 

The Asian American Experience

Report finds U.S.-born Asian Americans report more discrimination than immigrants  NBC News

A Chinese-Canadian to his parents: ‘Privately, I yearned for your love’  MacLean’s
“Growing up, actor Simu Liu constantly fought with his immigrant parents. Now, he sees through their eyes—and pays tribute to them.”

Constance Wu Opens Up About Asian Stereotypes in Hollywood  Allure

The High Cost of the Model Minority Myth for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans  Tracy Lam, Jonathan Hui  Kennedy School Review

The Asian disadvantage (that’s being ignored)  CNNMoney
For some Asian Americans, it’s a familiar yet troubling story.

There Are Fewer Asian Americans Than You Might Think  Frank H. Wu, Huffington Post
While detractors claim that “Asian American” divides, they fail to appreciate how it unites.

For Many Asian Students, Education is About Reputation  Alia Wong, The Atlantic
For Asians, Attending a Top School is Worth the Struggle

“Go back to China…go back to your f—ing country.”  Michael Luo
An Open Letter to the Woman Who Told My Family to Go Back to China  New York Times

Why Aren’t There More Asian-American Leaders?  Susan Adams, Forbes

The untold story of Chinese restaurants in America  Heather R. Lee, Scholars Strategy Network

New Chinese Immigrants Are Different From Chinese Americans And Proud Of It  Rupert Li, Huffington Post

Asian Americans: A Diverse and Growing Population  Pew Research Center

Paper Tigers  Wesley Yang, New York Magazine
What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?

The model minority is losing patience   The Economist
“Asian-Americans are the United States’ most successful minority, but they are complaining ever more vigorously about discrimination, especially in academia”

 

Asian American Theologians and Ministry Leaders

A List of Asian American Theologians  from DJ Chuang

A List of Influential Chinese-American Christian Leaders from DJ Chuang

Asian American Christian Equippers  sponsored by Talbot School of Theology

 

Asian Americans and Sports

A look back at Jeremy Lin’s back-to-back ‘Sports Illustrated’ covers  The Undefeated
What Linsanity meant to Asian-Americans

Jeremy Lin: Asian Basketball Star Faces Racial Slurs   Time Magazine
“Jeremy Lin has emerged as one of the country’s élite college basketball players. Why does he still get mocked for being Asian?”

Pioneering Knick Returns to Garden  New York Times
The first Asian American NBA player, Wat Misaka

The Minority Experience

Six Postures of Minority Culture   Cru Press

Five Majority Culture Postures toward Ethnic Minority Ministries
Blog post here.   Cru Press

Preaching in a Multicultural World  Daniel L. Wong

 

The Issues of Race and Ethnicity in Churches

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations   Raymond Chang, Christianity Today
“Lecrae, Truth’s Table, and an Asian American ministry leader”

Why Increasing Racial Diversity in Denominations Is a Math Problem  Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition

Asian American church proponents like myself are not against the Multiethnic church!  J Lee

Helping Asian Churches Become Multi-Ethnic  Patrick Cho, 9Marks

 

Ministry Contextualization and Hermeneutics

4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures  Jackson Wu

Filial Piety: A Christian Perspective  ChinaSource

 

Videos:

“It’s All About Mentorship”   Cory Ishida

 

“Leadership in Parenting” with Steven Chin

 

“What Kind of Mentor Should I Look For?  with Benjamin Shin

 

“What is unique about Asian American ministry?”  with Brent Wong and DJ Chuang

 

“Ethnicity Matters” with James Choung

“Asian Americans in the Church will double by 2040” –with DJ Chuang

Page last updated December 14, 2017.

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