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Critical Race Theory and Schools

This week on our podcast, Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun speak about Critical Race Theory and the academy: how is history told, whose voices are included, and what does a “Christian” history mean? Listen now on Soundcloud, or search for “Centering Asian American Christian” on your favorite podcast app or directory. Centering is produced by Jason Chu, edited by Alexander Catedral, with music by Mark Redito  

Christians and Cancel Culture

  What IS cancel culture, and how does – and doesn’t – it fit into a Christian imagination of justice?   On today’s episode of Centering, Daniel and Alex speak about the roles of accountability, forgiveness, and power in the current conversation around “cancel culture”. Listen now on Soundcloud Or search for “Centering Asian American Christian” on your favorite podcast app or directory.   Centering is produced by Jason Chu, edited by Alexander Catedral, with… Read more »

God Is Not Colorblind!

  In this episode, Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun speak on intersectionality, identity, and the Image of God:   What is intersectionality? Why are social identities important to God, and to us? And how do we avoid idolizing social identity?   Listen now on Soundcloud, or search for “Centering Asian American Christian” on your favorite podcast app or directory.   Centering is produced by Jason Chu, edited by Alexander Catedral, with music… Read more »

Social Justice and the Gospel

Is social justice a different gospel, a distraction from the gospel, or the Gospel itself? This week on Centering, Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alex Jun talk about the various manifestations of justice and their relationship to the Christian Gospel. Centering is produced by Jason Chu, engineered by Alexander Catedral, with music by Mark Redito

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

What IS Critical Race Theory?

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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Is There Room in Evangelicalism for Asian Americans?

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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A Silent Exodus: The Death of Asian American Churches?

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

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

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… Read more »

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The History of Filipino American Christianity

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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Becoming Refugee American: The Vietnamese Experience

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

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)

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)

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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Why Care About Asian American Christian History?

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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Much Ado About Kneeling

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Trey Clark on Blending Ancient Western and African American Spiritual Practices

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Trey Clark, Pastor at South Bay Church of God and Fuller Alumnus, recounts his blending of ancient Western and African American spiritual practices

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“Having Been Justified by Faith . . . There Is Neither Male Nor Female”

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An Era of Women as 
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Remembering Evangelical Women

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