Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

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Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives.

Through our podcast seasons, as well as specially presented content, we dive into the reality and beauty of living out Asian American Christian faith.

Centering is a production of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives.

Through our podcast seasons, as well as specially presented content, we dive into the reality and beauty of living out Asian American Christian faith.

Centering is a production of the <a href="http://fuller.edu/aac">Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry</a> at Fuller Theological Seminary.

centering logo

Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives.

Through our podcast seasons, as well as specially presented content, we dive into the reality and beauty of living out Asian American Christian faith.

Centering is a production of the <a href="http://fuller.edu/aac">Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry</a> at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Latest Episode

White Supremacy and the Doctrine of Sin

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Dr. Daniel D Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun talk about sin, supremacy, and salvation.
 
In the face of systems that harm and hurt God’s creation, how can Asian American Christians receive and share in a holistic salvation?
Centering is produced by Jason Chu, engineered by Alexander Catedral, with music by Mark Redito
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Latest Episode

White Supremacy and the Doctrine of Sin

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Dr. Daniel D Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun talk about sin, supremacy, and salvation.   In the face of systems that harm and hurt God’s creation, how can Asian American Christians receive and share in a holistic salvation? Centering is produced by Jason Chu, engineered by… Read more »

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White Supremacy and the Doctrine of Sin

October 22, 2021

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Dr. Daniel D Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun talk about sin, supremacy, and salvation.   In the face of systems that harm and hurt God’s creation, how can Asian American Christians receive and share in a holistic salvation? Centering is produced by Jason Chu, engineered by Alexander Catedral, with music by Mark Redito

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What IS Critical Race Theory?

October 15, 2021

Welcome back to Centering! This season is a series of conversations on “Race and Grace” between Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alex Jun. We kick off this season with a conversation about Critical Race Theory: what is it, why does it make so many people so angry, and what do Asian American Christians need to know about it? Centering is produced by Jason Chu, edited by Alexander Catedral, with music by Mark Redito  

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

Is There Room in Evangelicalism for Asian Americans?

April 23, 2021

As American society undergoes historic shifts of public identity and conversation, Evangelicalism is changing along with it. Is there space in contemporary Evangelicalism for Asian Americans? Professor Daniel D. Lee joins Tim and Jane for this season’s final episode to discuss the varied and complicated future of Asian American Christianity and its relationship with evangelicalism

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

A Silent Exodus: The Death of Asian American Churches?

April 16, 2021

In 1996, Helen Lee called the trend of 2nd-generation Korean Americans leaving their ethnic churches a “silent exodus”. This week, she joins us to discuss how many Asian Americans and their ethnic churches continue to wrestle with cultural, theological, and social tensions. (Ed. note: This podcast was prerecorded on 1/8/21)

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Native Hawaiians: Independence and Christianity

April 9, 2021

In 1893, a group of White Americans forcibly overthrew the Kingdom of Hawaii. Today, the Hawaii Independence movement continues to resist US colonial occupation. Leon Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ke Aupuni O Hawaii (the Hawaiian Kingdom) and Director of Christian Voice of Hawaii joins Centering to speak on faith and freedom in Hawaii.

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The History and Future of South Asian American Christianity

April 2, 2021

South Asian Americans have a storied history of Christian faith. The Apostle Thomas brought the gospel to the southwestern coast of India in AD 52, and the Mar Thoma church continues as a source of faith and tradition for many diasporic Indian communities. This week, Sam George, Catalyst of the Lausanne Movement and Director of Global Diaspora Institute at Wheaton College BGC, joins Jane and Tim to talk about the ongoing experiences of South Asian American Christians.

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The History of Filipino American Christianity

March 26, 2021

Since the 90s, Filipino Americans have been the 2nd largest Asian American population – but are often overlooked in the “Asian American” conversation. Asian American scholar Dr. Melissa Borja joins Jane and Tim to speak on the distinctive history and religious life of Filipino Americans.

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

Becoming Refugee American: The Vietnamese Experience

March 19, 2021

Many Vietnamese Americans did not make a choice to come to the US – they were forced to leave their country by US imperialism and its widescale displacement, destruction, and death. Dr. Phuong Nguyen joins Tim and Jane this week to speak about the experiences, identity, and faith of the Vietnamese community.

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

The Asian American Feminist Trailblazer (Mabel Ping-Hua Lee)

March 12, 2021

100 years ago, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee rode a horse through the streets of New York, fighting for women’s right to vote. She was also a Christian leader who bought a Chinatown church and fought against racism and sexism in her denomination. Professor Grace May joins Tim and Jane to share about the life of this incredible Asian American Christian leader.

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From Concentration Camps to Civil Rights (Roy Sano)

March 5, 2021

Bishop Roy Sano was incarcerated with other Japanese Americans during World War II, led the fight for a distinct Asian American voice in the United Methodist Church, and directed the groundbreaking work of PACTS, the Pacific and Asian American Center for Theologies and Strategies. This week, Bishop Sano joins Tim and Jane to share his lived insights on Asian American Christian history.

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Is There Room for Us in Racial Justice? (Yuri Kochiyama)

February 26, 2021

Activist Yuri Kochiyama held Malcolm X as he died. A Sunday School teacher, American concentration camp survivor, and activist leader, she’s best known for her lifetime of work dedicated to justice and liberation. This week on Centering, ethicist Dr. Grace Kao joins Jane and Tim to reflect on how Yuri’s Christian upbringing grounded her organizing, and provides a model for Asian American Christians engaging in racial justice.

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

Why Care About Asian American Christian History?

February 19, 2021

We’re back! This season, historians Dr. Tim Tseng and Professor Jane Hong are guiding us through several key topics drawn from Asian American Christian history. In this first episode, they start with a foundational question: why should anyone – whether Asian Americans or Christians – care about such a specific field?

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#MeToo and the Church

October 7, 2020

This week, we’re exploring the #ChurchToo movement: How has the conversation around sexual harassment and assault impacted what the church is to people?

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

Decolonizing Worship for Asian Americans

October 7, 2020

Asian American worship: what does it look like, where does it start, and what’s our future?

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

“Do we need Asian American churches?”

January 3, 2019

Kevin and Daniel talk about the pressure for churches to be superficially “multi-ethnic”, the need for ethnic-specific Christian spaces, and how Asian American faith can paint “a portrait of heaven” just as much as an overtly multi-cultural church.

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Southeast Asian Ministry with Ken Kong

December 20, 2018

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, we welcome our first guest: Cambodian-American minister Ken Kong, the founder of Southeast Asian Ministries (seasianministries.com).

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“What do we do with our parents?”

December 13, 2018

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Pastor Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel D. Lee discuss how our relationship with our parents sets out a “script” for us – and how we deal with those expectations for the rest of our lives in marriage, child-raising, and church.

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“How do we fix the Asian American church?”

December 6, 2018

This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary discuss: how can we fix the Asian American church?

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“Why do sermons die?”

November 29, 2018

In this episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary ask: Why do sermons die?

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“What is ‘Asian American?’”

November 15, 2018

Throughout this season, we’re addressing “the big questions.” In our third episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary ask: What is “Asian American”?

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“Do our stories matter to God?”

November 8, 2018

For our first season, we’re addressing “the big questions.” In our second episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary ask: do our stories matter to God?

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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

“Why another podcast?”

November 1, 2018

For our first season, we’re addressing “the big questions.” In this episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary start by asking: why start an Asian American Christian podcast?

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