asian-american-issues

Two Conversations on Ethnicity in the Local Church

Two Conversations on Ethnicity in the Local Church

Tony Thomas

Nuanced. That might not be a popular word or concept in a world that is becoming increasingly polarized. In this world you are either on the left or right. Republican or Democrat. Jordan or LeBron. Yanny or Laurel. Now how about a topic inside the church? “Ethnic-specific” versus “Multi-ethnic.” Is it possible to see both sides…

Fighting for Justice: An Interview with Rachel J. Lee

Fighting for Justice: An Interview with Rachel J. Lee

SOLA Network

This interview is part of our Conversations with SOLA series, in which we interview people who love Jesus doing things for Jesus with excellence and distinctiveness. Christians can often divorce their spiritual lives from their day-to-day lives and professions. But we believe that God wants us to use our careers and talents to impact…

How God Used an Asian American in a White Church to Start a Multi-Ethnic Ministry

How God Used an Asian American in a White Church to Start a Multi-Ethnic Ministry

Mark Lee

After you read the title of this article, you would think that I set out to accomplish this all long. But I just wanted to make a non-believing immigrant father proud. I was saved in a Korean church. But I had never had much church experience up until that point. In fact, when I went to college, I was only interested in 2 things…

When a White-Majority Church Invited an Asian-American Pastor to be its Senior Pastor

When a White-Majority Church Invited an Asian-American Pastor to be its Senior Pastor

Tim Park

In 2000, my wife, JoAnn, and I left an immigrant church, a church where I had served as a youth pastor and an English Ministry pastor for nine years, in order to plant Living Faith Community Church with the hopes of reaching a multi-ethnic community. But after the first couple of years, it became apparent that we were…