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Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast

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In this season's final episode, Daniel and Alexander talk about the future of America: where will conversations around race go? What will be the issues that continue to arise around race, power, and inequity? And how can the Christian church be
This episode, Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alexander Jun speak on critical race theory - and the church. Does Critical Theory have a place in ethnic, Asian American, and multicultural churches? What are the dangers - and uses - of introducing the
This week, 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?
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 ar
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 us? And how do we avoid idolizing social identity?
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 Gospe
This week, Dr. Daniel D. Lee and Dr. Alex 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?
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 start off with a conversation about Critical Race Theory: what is it, why does it make so many people so angr
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
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, the
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
South Asian Americans have a storied history of Christian faith: 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 com
Since the 90s, Filipino Americans have been the 2nd largest Asian American population - but are often overlooked in the "Asian American" conversation. This week, Asian American scholar Dr. Melissa Borja joins Jane and Tim to speak on the distin
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
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. Professo
Bishop Roy Sano was incarcerated 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 Stra
Activist Yuri Kochiyama held Malcolm X as he died. She was a Sunday School teacher, American concentration camp survivor, and activist leader. Ethicist Dr. Grace Kao joins Jane and Tim this week to share how Yuri's Christian upbringing grounded
We're back! This season, historians Dr. Tim Tseng and Professor Jane Hong guide us through our Asian American Christian history. This first episode, they start by answering the question: why should anyone - Asian Americans and/or Christians - c
Minari, from director Lee Isaac Chung and A24 Films, is a haunting and rich sketch of a Korean American family in 1980s Arkansas. It won the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at 2020 Sundance. After a screening of the film co-hos
In the final episode of their season, Der and Melba are joined by Hmong American pastor Second Yang to discuss the surprising and overlooked ways that language can have an impact on our faith, fellowship, and worshipping communities
Der and Melba listen and respond to diverse Asian American men's voices, describing their experiences of community. What do they look for, find, and lack in their communities, and how can churches and Christian communities do a better job of ca
Dr. Daniel D. Lee of Fuller Seminary joins us this week to speak about ancestral religion, Christian faith, and syncretism: how can Asian American Christian communities relate to ancestral spirituality in a healthy and Gospel-centered way?
On this episode of Centering, Caroline Lancaster (Associate Director for Multiethnic Initiatives, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) joins Der and Melba to examine acculturation and internalized racism as it relates to belonging to a Christian
Today on Centering, Der and Melba speak with multiethnic ministry expert Kathy Moua (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) about the ways that Christian communities can specifically care for Asian American women.
In this episode, minister Larry Varghese joins Der and Melba to talk about the joys and challenges of building community in his Indian American Mar Thoma congregation. Centering is produced by Jason Chu, engineered by Alexander Catedral, with
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