Tagged with Asian

What I read this week

Over at Q Ideas, an argument for greater animal welfare from Christians and churches. The article is good and highlights what the Southern Baptist Convention has been doing to care for animals, but the conversation that follows is interesting . . . as they often are.   Another piece at Q Ideas that argues for … Continue reading

Commentary: Christian College Diversity

I recently posted an interview with George Yancey concerning ethnic-diversity at Protestant colleges and universities. The first section is below: George Yancey has been an important voice on diversity within American Christianity. In addition to authoring several books, the University of North Texas sociologist is cofounder of the Mosaix Network, a relational association that promotes … Continue reading

A New Venture: Recovering Evangelical

I just started a new venture.  Recovering Evangelical (RE) is a new website started by Christopher LaTondresse and several others who have been a little disillusioned and disappointed by the way Evangelicalism has developed. I was asked by my friend Andrew Ulasich to write in two short articles a month in the Misplaced Jesus category.  Below is a description of … Continue reading

Resources: Post-Racial Parenting

Below is a great piece from ColorLines.com about “Post-Racial” parenting. The article is fact not really suggesting that a “post-racial”  perspective is valid, rather it gives helpful hints to being racially conscientious as a parent or anyone involving the raising of children. I can’t help but think this is also valid for those working with … Continue reading

Perspective:Why We Need Asian-Americans

DJ Chuang has been posting an important series considering why we need Asian Americans to be Asian Americans. It is a conversation not only for Asian-Americans or Asian-American Christians, it is for all of us. Taking the time to deeply think about what our cultural expectations (and thus at times limitations) of Asian-Americans are, deconstructing the blanket assumptions … Continue reading

Resources: Cultivating More Ethnic-Minority Ph.D. Students

A couple weeks ago I read an interesting article by Matthew Wesley Williams on the Fund for Theological Education website. It the article Williams goes through three vital elements needed to encourage ethnic-minorities to pursue doctorate work. This is a salient issue within ethnic-minority seminarians. Many choose to go into ministerial work because there is more personal, profession, and … Continue reading

How White is your resume?

It is often joked that minorities are more likely to be hired because institutions want/need diversity, but the reality is research still shows that a White male with the same qualifications as a Black male is more likely to be hired for the same job. This bias specifically applies to resumes. “Ethnic” names and connections … Continue reading

How Asian culture affects future generations

This was initially posted by DJ Chaung, and is a brief conversation about broad Asian culture – I realize that Asian culture is diverse . Being married to an Asian (Taiwanese) American woman has given me an interesting perspective of an Asian-American experience. At times, even unthinkingly, my wife is in-between White-American culture and Taiwanese … Continue reading

HP Racist?

HP responded on its blog. “We are working with our partners to learn more,” HP said. “The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty ‘seeing’ contrast in conditions where … Continue reading

Giving Thanks,Together: A Prayer for Unity

Turkeys being dressed this eve Norman Rockwell table setting Families sitting elbow to elbow Gestures preparing the moment Conversations link to yesterdays A time when time was breathing Prayerful celebrations of thanks Snapshots of where it all began Empty chairs of of lost feelings Ceilings echoing voices passed Nodding dreams sleeping away A photographic gallery … Continue reading