reconciliation

The moment of blessing from older to younger

During the 2008 Southeast Asian Leadership Summit, a special moment was shared by the older generation with the younger generation — a powerful word of confession and blessing. This video captured “The Moment” and was recorded by Russell Yee. Posted here with permission.

Elder Chiv Taing is speaking and Pastor Amra Phou translating. Transcript below:

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This week’s questions…

This week’s discussion questions on Asian American leadership, will tackle the context of both in the church and broadly, outside of the church, looking at some things that may hold back Asian American’s in their development.  Areas of identity issues, perhaps background from a shame and guilt mother culture, and sometimes a grace-less church has […]

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interview with Soong-Chan Rah about The Next Evangelicalism

Last week, I (DJ Chuang) interviewed Soong-Chan Rah about his newly published book, “The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity.” Rev. 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. […]

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The Challenge of Multiculturalism for the American Church

This paper titled The Challenge of Multiculturalism for the American Church provides a still timely call for the American church, even though it was published about a decade ago (the paper was written by Dr. Malcolm Webber):
Parochialism means “viewing the world solely through one’s own eyes and perspective. A person with a parochial perspective neither […]

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example of true reconciliation

Today’s Christian magazine has a new interview with Soong-Chan Rah, who helped call attention to a controversial skit in a book published by Zondervan and Youth Specialties. [ht: Edward Gilbreath, editor of Today’s Christian magazine]
Soong-Chan has some very insightful things to say about the importance of reconciliation in the church, and he adds this informative […]

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not easy being Asian American

2 videos that give a glimpse of what it feels like to be an Asian American, dealing with racism [via Eugene Cho’s blog], identity [via ISAAC blog], and more:

The first video, Silent Racism, was produced as a part of the 2006 Faith and Race class at Quest Church (Seattle) processing issues of race, racism, and […]

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Japanese and Koreans seek reconciliation

Originally published in the Urbana Today Daily Paper, December 31 edition (PDF)
Japanese and Koreans seek reconciliation
By Ingrina Shieh
Japanese and Korean attendees on the International Student track gathered together this week in tears after apologizing to each other for the past sins of their nations.
What was supposed to be about 25 minutes of combined worship on […]

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