Thursday, June 16, 2011
Asian American Christian Thought and Theological History: Pastoral Implications for Diversity and Innovation in a Multiracial Church
Stephen Um and Julius Kim do a great job of capturing some key thoughts regarding Asian-American Christian ministry. They led a workshop during round 2 of the 2011 The Gospel Coalition National Conference entitled, "Asian American Christian Thought and Theological History: Pastoral Implications for Diversity and Innovation in a Multiracial Church." Nothing radically seismic in regards to theology or ecclesiology, I just found it refreshing and candid. It also doesn't hurt that Um is a council member of The Gospel Coalition and Kim is on faculty at Westminster Seminary California . . . not to mention that both are "on team" with the PCA. Too often, the only voices being barked in this conversation are the left of center, inclusive hugging, social gospel hopping, eisegesis processing, allegorical thinking, less-than-biblical & more-on-psychological/culture/experience, local-born and/or N-American raised Korean/Chinese/Japanese . . . how refreshing it is to hear people who truly have a high view of Scripture prophetically speak into the Body of Christ. Yes, it really has been that long.