Pressing Past Racialization in the De-Colonial Missionary Context | Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran, associate professor of theology and ethics at Baylor University, discusses how harmful black-white binary views of race plague mission efforts within the Asian American experience.

The Fuller Missiology Lectures is an annual conference held by the School of Intercultural Studies. Its 2017 theme, “Race, Theology, and Mission,” considered the issue of race through a multicultural lens. Discussions aimed to develop historical, theological, interdisciplinary, and missiological approaches to race that can interrogate conventional thinking about ethnoracialism, colorism, and hierarchicalism (in its various manifestations across gender, economic, and class lines), even while revitalizing Christian witness and practices of racial justice, reconciliation, and peace in the present time.

Listen to a response from Daniel Lee, director of the Center for Asian American Theology, and a following Q&A: