Asian American Complicity in Racism

We Asian Americans might not say it out loud, but many of us have internalized a racist, reductionist history. We believe that the way to success is to work hard, and we pride ourselves in having done just that. We came to this country with nothing, speaking a foreign language, and we worked hard, saved money, and we achieved the American dream. And so when we look at the status of African Americans, we dismissively assume that they didn’t work as hard as we did, and we just conclude that only they are to blame.

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Like Father, Like Son

Two years ago, I became a father myself. The pregnancy process was marked by joy and excitement, but underlying it all were deeply embedded fears. What if I become like my dad? What if I follow in the footsteps of my dad, just like he followed in the footsteps of his dad?

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Why Local Churches Should Talk about Current Events

True biblical Christian discipleship cannot be privatized because it must address all of our lives, and our lives include both private and public aspects. Therefore, our discipleship must affect our work, our hobbies, our relationships, and even our politics. And if the role of the church is to make disciples, then it must follow that helping people to engage with politics in a Christian way is part of the role of the church.

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Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Jesus?

It’s a radically beautiful paradox—that we are so sinful that we nailed Jesus to the cross, but we are so loved that God nailed Jesus to the cross. And so when we look at the cross, we are reminded of our our love for sin, and it takes away our pride. But also when we look at the cross, we are reminded of God’s love for us, and it takes away our shame.

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