A Call for Tough-Mindedness: MLK, Jr. Day, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Here is a short talk I gave at Naperville Covenant Church yesterday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I was honored to speak alongside my longtime…

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Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Here is a post I did for CT Women’s #AmplifyWomen series. It begins: “For my 14-year-old son, the word ‘needle’ used to evoke feelings of pain. But last Saturday,…

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The Case for Diversity On Your Conference Stage

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Recently there was a brouhaha on social media about the most recent Christian conference to feature an all-white speaker lineup. Laura Turner addressed this latest incident in her Religion…

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My “Fresh Off the Boat” Dilemma

Friday, February 6, 2015

I want to be a fan. I want to be a hater. And therein lies the problem. If you follow current developments in network television, you might have…

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18 Years Later, My Follow-Up Article for CT

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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…

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How Pursuing Diversity Drew In a Community

Thursday, May 22, 2014

At First Covenant Church (FCC) in St. Paul, Minnesota, a church with longstanding roots in the city’s East Side neighborhood, you can still find families with ties to the original…

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Embracing Every Tongue, Tribe, and Nation

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  Recently, I was a part of an initiative to help the evangelical church become aware of and understand its limitations in the area of cultural intelligence and…

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