interview with Soong-Chan Rah about The Next Evangelicalism

May 27, 2009

Last week, I (DJ Chuang) interviewed Soong-Chan Rah about his newly published book, “The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity.” The Next EvangelicalismRev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

In this 12-minute interview, Prof. Rah talks about his book. I also asked him whether there is more to being an Asian-American follower of Christ than just believing in Him, reading the Bible, praying, and worshipping Him.

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Daniel K. Eng
May 27th, 2009

“having someone else define who I am…” very true, and resonates with me.

May 28th, 2009

Plus, just got this note from The Next Evangelicalism Facebook group admin (Tommy Lee):

“We are looking for bloggers willing to review The Next Evangelicalism. We will give free copies to selected bloggers.”

Fill out the online form at —

Tom Lin
May 30th, 2009

Soong-Chan’s former InterVarsity colleagues and certainly, IVP loves this… great stuff!

Matt Kim
June 6th, 2009

As someone who served under Soong-Chan’s leadership, I can say with full confidence that this book clearly reflects his life experience and demonstrates his passion for justice and reconciliation. I’m proud that he’s become a leading voice in evangelicalism and an equally strong voice in the Asian American Christian community.

Matt Kim, Senior Pastor of Logos Central Chapel, Denver, Colorado

Lance Athanasius
June 12th, 2009

I don’t understand the whining. Liberals want all of us to be in tribes like “asian american” The founders had a dream of a nation of free people unshackled from tribalism. Instead of adding to the melting pot this man wants to join the left in pursuit of tribalism. How sad.
Go and make disciples of Jesus and quit focusing on yourself and your “culture”

Jesse Phillips
February 1st, 2010

yes, good. How can we fix this white domination of the Church in America? Is it possible that some minorities exclude themselves from mixing w/ other groups? I can think of at least 3 Asian American churches around me that are very culturally exclusive, in which very few white people attend and do not feel welcome. Is it possible the reason there are not more Asian American national speakers b/c they keep themselves secluded and do not interact w/ the larger evangelical community?

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