MCCA 2011: Following the Suffering Servant as an Asian American

Relationship with Self

Dangers of being colorblind described in Why we need Asian Americans.

Relationship with Jesus

“Asians are 5% of the population.. yet less than 1/3 of 1% of executive positions.. less than 1% of board positions.. even though Asians are better educated and make more money than any other group in America…” [source]

Asian Americans’ Rising Suicide Rates

A Family Suicide Risk in US Asians?

Relationship with Parents

Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents

Relationship with the World

1 in 7 marriages are interracial — nearly 15% [source]

Eric Liu’s The Accidental Asian

7,000 Asian American churches in USA; 15.2 M Asian Americans [source]

Stats

  • 86 percent of Asian Americans are high school graduates.
  • 49 percent of Asian Americans are college graduates.
  • 20 percent of Asian Americans have graduate degrees (M.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D.).
  • Asian Americans have the highest median household income of any racial group ($64,238). [source]

Other Resources

  • Gospel Empowered Authenticity and Transparency Dr. Paul Kim – [Download MP3]
  • Asian American Christian Thought and Theological History: Pastoral Implications for Diversity and Innovation in a Multiracial Church – Stephen Um and Julius Kim [MP3; The Gospel Coalition 2011 Conference in Chicago]
  • Many more books and articles

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