Category Archives: Multiethnic church

D’oh! Botching the question: “how being an ethnic minority makes things different for me…”

Oh crap—I just got asked point blank on “how being an ethnic minority makes things different for me” in a room full of white people… Oh crap.  Sure I welcome, the question—I welcome the pondering.  In fact, I encourage the

D’oh! Botching the question: “how being an ethnic minority makes things different for me…”

Oh crap—I just got asked point blank on “how being an ethnic minority makes things different for me” in a room full of white people… Oh crap.  Sure I welcome, the question—I welcome the pondering.  In fact, I encourage the

Asian American church proponents like myself are not against the Multiethnic church!

I get this vibe—that Christians who are rah rah for multiethnicity think that Christians who are rah rah for Asian American stuff are against them. I get this vibe when a multiethnic person asks me, “you’re not like Famous-to-us AA

Asian American church proponents like myself are not against the Multiethnic church!

I get this vibe—that Christians who are rah rah for multiethnicity think that Christians who are rah rah for Asian American stuff are against them. I get this vibe when a multiethnic person asks me, “you’re not like Famous-to-us AA

How to move forward towards Christ’s beautiful multiethnic church

A white friend of mine showed me this video (2:48, embedded below) this weekend of Aamer Rahman, a comedian painting a picture of reverse racism.  I thought it was great.  Next to me, I noticed my white friend fuming.  He

How to move forward towards Christ’s beautiful multiethnic church

A white friend of mine showed me this video (2:48, embedded below) this weekend of Aamer Rahman, a comedian painting a picture of reverse racism.  I thought it was great.  Next to me, I noticed my white friend fuming.  He

We are not there yet.

Where to start?  My head is swimming with ideas.  I could write for a long time about these things—but these things also exhaust me. They are tiring, but they also eat at me, and I see them eating at lots

We are not there yet.

Where to start?  My head is swimming with ideas.  I could write for a long time about these things—but these things also exhaust me. They are tiring, but they also eat at me, and I see them eating at lots

Everyone’s a little bit racist…it’s true!

I have that song from the musical Avenue Q stuck in my head….”Everyone’s a little bit racist, it’s true.   Everyone’s a little bit racist, how about yoooooouuuuu?” This is a song, that of course is sung by Sesame Street-esque

Everyone’s a little bit racist…it’s true!

I have that song from the musical Avenue Q stuck in my head….”Everyone’s a little bit racist, it’s true.   Everyone’s a little bit racist, how about yoooooouuuuu?” This is a song, that of course is sung by Sesame Street-esque

On being invisible

I thought this was just me, just a problem particular to myself—until a Singaporean friend confided to me at seminary, “I’ve never felt so invisible.” We were in the atrium, the seminary’s hub looking out onto the mostly American crowd

On being invisible

I thought this was just me, just a problem particular to myself—until a Singaporean friend confided to me at seminary, “I’ve never felt so invisible.” We were in the atrium, the seminary’s hub looking out onto the mostly American crowd

The extremes: wonders, confusions and what the ?

As I mentioned before, I’ve never been to a conference of such extremes.  Well, I guess it’s time to stop dancing around them…here they are… WONDERS The quality of people in the audience. I connected quickly to an all-star group

The extremes: wonders, confusions and what the ?

As I mentioned before, I’ve never been to a conference of such extremes.  Well, I guess it’s time to stop dancing around them…here they are… WONDERS The quality of people in the audience. I connected quickly to an all-star group

My hedging statements

What a difference a couple days makes!  [Though apparently not to my cold which still has not resolved itself…]  But what a difference it makes to one’s emotions, to being all worked up. I’m still thinking about this Mosaix business,

My hedging statements

What a difference a couple days makes!  [Though apparently not to my cold which still has not resolved itself…]  But what a difference it makes to one’s emotions, to being all worked up. I’m still thinking about this Mosaix business,

A time to rest. (or rest vs. denial or forgetting)

Besides writing and thinking on the plane, I was “THAT PERSON.” More than a mother with a newborn, more than the large, large person who you wish got upgraded to first class, I was that dreaded person you hoped and

A time to rest. (or rest vs. denial or forgetting)

Besides writing and thinking on the plane, I was “THAT PERSON.” More than a mother with a newborn, more than the large, large person who you wish got upgraded to first class, I was that dreaded person you hoped and

Forgiving Lifeway

I wrote this on the plane, before well, what I wrote in the last post.  Because the two original “last posts” got deleted.  This below is really a reaction to my lost Draft 2 of the “last post.” I see

Forgiving Lifeway

I wrote this on the plane, before well, what I wrote in the last post.  Because the two original “last posts” got deleted.  This below is really a reaction to my lost Draft 2 of the “last post.” I see