My name is Fred Mok and I’m the English pastor of Chinese Church in Christ – South Valley. My personal blog was supposed to be about issues affecting Asian American Christianity but I couldn’t keep it that narrowly focused.
I had been thinking about how to have a broader platform by which to address the gospel and Asian American Christianity and I’ve always admired this site. I found myself dissatisfied with the frequency of the posting. I felt like I was wandering in the wilderness and starved for regular sustenance.
I admire the work of more theologically focused minority blogs and the more activist but I was looking for something with a a bigger theological tent and something that could rebuke activist/liberal/progressive tendencies because I am secretly a white man, at least on the inside. Not really but I’m certainly sympathetic to how white people feel and skeptical of the “down with white people” feel of activist/SJW culture.
I also have friends that are better writers and thinkers than I am and I wanted them to join me in getting our voices out there.
At the Exponential Conference, I met up with DJ Chuang, who helped found this site, told him about my idea to start a group blog, and he said:
Why not take over nextgenerasianchurch.com?
He offered to connect me with other co-founder, David Park and the video above is the product. I’m looking forward to what is to come!
Or, listen to the audio (download mp3 audio)