Asian American Symposium November 2-3, 2009

September 29, 2009

[via Young Lee Hertig]

Fuller Theological Seminary’s Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations, the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity and the Office of Urban Initiative warmly invite you to “Living Out the Gospel,” An Asian American Equipping Symposium. Hosted by Richard Mouw, President and Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Living Out the Gospel: Asian American Contributions and Challenges

This year’s symposium, “Living Out the Gospel,” will address continuity and change in the on-going development of Asian American church ministries. It will specifically question the difficult and often painful relationship between innovation and faithfulness in the lives of Asian Americans and Asian American churches. What reconciliation is possible between generations that define themselves by, on the one hand, immigration, tradition, and family, and on the other hand, individualism and autonomy, integration, and friendship by internet? If newly emerging Asian American churches remain loyal to their first-generation predecessors, will they be able to continue to move forward? What are Asian Americans sacrificing by leaving behind their mother churches and striking out on their own? What will “the Gospel” look like within the “living” context of changing Asian American identities, problems, and dreams? Richly theological and deeply personal, this year’s symposium will prove to be constructive. Read more details about the program.

jontran.JPGThis year’s lecturer will be Dr. Jonathan Tran (PhD Duke University) who is assistant professor of theological ethics in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. A former ministry practitioner with Asian American churches and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, he is author of Faith on the Edge (IVP, 1999), The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country (Blackwell, Fall 2009) and Theology and Foucault (T & T Clark International, Fall 2010). Emigrated from Vietnam at an early age, Dr. Tran’s journey into Christianity has been coupled with an ethnic awakening that has thoroughly influenced his theological life.

Date: November 2-3, 2009, Beginning at 1:30 PM, November 2

Place: At Fuller Theological Seminary and Pasadena University Club, Pasadena, CA

RSVP is required
$40 Regular Registration, $10 Student Registration
Lunch and Dinner included

Please click here to RSVP and to view the event schedule.

Continuing education units available for pastors.

For more information, please contact Young Lee Hertig, SoCal Regional Director, ISAAC
Call: 626-676-5010 or E-mail: younglee@isaacweb.org

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