One of the goals of this blog is to be a safe place for dialogue about Asian American culture and its intersection / collision with the Christian faith. To that end, we want to invite other writers of different Asian ethnicities to give insight to their context. The hope is, as we share our struggles and testimonies, “bear one another’s burdens”, and let our eyes adjust to the light of the Gospel, that together we might share what we see, and in our own small ways, work to transform our cultures in this new light. So we are proud to introduce Anna Lee to the Next Gener.Asian Church blog.
Anna Lee is a Chinese-American InterVarsity campus leader at New York University . Currently she is pioneering the Graduate Student Fellowship there after having had a huge part in launching the Multi-Ethnic Fellowship there as well (here’s a great tale, I’m sure it’s just one of many). On top of the years that she has in campus ministry, she also holds degrees in Journalism and in Social Work from NYU, which really gives Anna a unique set of lenses to comment on AA Christian issues in both church and parachurch, as well as on the “street-level”.
I met Anna in September at the ECBC Conference this year, where we had the chance to be on a Asian American Leadership Roundtable together thanks to Peter Ong. We also got the chance to be a part of the impromptu discussion that led to the post, “Game Theory and the Asian American Church”. I have an enormous respect for Anna and really look forward to dialoguing with her here.
So be on the look out for new posts from Anna Lee!