There does indeed, as DJ Chuang has pointed out, seem to be a flurry of more interest in Asian American Christianity and our leadership as there have been a number of new books released.
A book that I had the privilege to read and copyedit before it hit the press entitled, “Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation”. Edited by DJ Chuang and Timothy Tseng (ISAAC), the book offers some great historical information as well as further insight into the problems with identity formation within the next generation. I think the book was a wonderful way for me to further delve into where culture meets theology in a personal and refreshing way. I’ll be definitely using some of their chapters as conversation-starters here.
“More Than Serving Tea,” an Intervarsity Press book that sings of the things that Anna menions in her post on this blog. I can’t wait to give that a read.
“God’s New Whiz Kids?: Korean American Evangelicals on Campus”, by a Rebecca Kim available for pre-order on Amazon. I would love to read it and meet Ms. Kim someday. It sounds like it may provide some comfort to those who worry about the Silent Exodus, although I suspect it won’t help immigrant church pastors sleep any better.
Finally, “Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life” by Elaine Howard Ecklund is available now on Amazon as well. Just the mere title strikes me as fascinating, new models for civic life? I could use a new model.
There are also a few surveys that I spotted on ISAAC that I thought would be good to post here if it helps to increase participation. As someone with one foot in the marketing world, I’m always interested to see what “survey says”…
The first is a survey for Asian American pastors for a study by Dr. Jonathan Kim at the Talbot School of Theology. If you’re still hesitating, suffice it to say that you could win a new iPod Shuffle.
Second is for “Scholars of Asian American Christianity (including doctoral candidates)! Help us develop a network of scholars and research agenda (SANACS). Complete our on-line survey by Dec. 31! Click here to take survey“