18 Years Later, My Follow-Up Article for CT


Back in 1996, when I was a fledging magazine editor for Christianity Today, I wrote one of the few news articles that had ever been done about the Asian immigrant church in America. It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but I still get comments even to this day about how this was a groundbreaking article for Asian American Christianity. This spring, 18 years after I last wrote on this topic of the magazine, CT asked me to consider writing a follow-up article of sorts, only this one would be a cover feature package rather than a news article, with more words to work with and greater exposure. It was an impossible offer to turn down. I spent a good portion of my spring and then my entire summer (plus some of my September!) working on elements of this feature along with its accompanying sidebars. As it may be another 18 years before I get a chance to write on this subject, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors! It was an impossible difficult subject to tackle given all the growth and development of Asian American Christianity over the past two decades. But hopefully this will give readers a small taste of how Asian Americans are beginning to find their voice in the evangelical family.

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