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)

Originally published

April 16, 2021

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Jane Hong

Associate professor of US history. Author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion (UNC Press, 2019). NJ Transplant to Los Angeles. Currently writing a history of how post-1965 Asian immigration changed US evangelicalism (Oxford Univ Press). Tweets @janehongphd.

Tim Tseng

Tim Tseng

Fuller Asian American Center Affiliate and Pacific Area Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Tim’s forthcoming book, tentatively titled Asian American Christianity and the Quest for a Better Country, will be the first comprehensive history of Asian American Christianity.


Helen Lee

Helen Lee has been a Christian publishing professional since 1993, when she began her career working at Christianity Today. She is the associate director of strategic partnerships at InterVarsity Press, where she formerly served as an associate editor and director of marketing; she also serves as the director of content and resource development for Mission Alliance.