I can barely believe it. Next Gener.Asian Church (NG.AC) has made it to 2 years of blogging! So I can’t help but put in a note of celebration for the 250+ posts and over 50,000 views on such esoteric subject matter as Asian American culture and faith.
The blog really started with a lot of encouragement from DJ Chuang. He urged me to blog my thoughts as a Korean American Christian in that while many Asian Americans were Internet-savvy, they rarely discussed matters of church and faith for the world to read. How terrifying and humbling at the same time. For someone who doesn’t pastor at an Asian American church, have a seminary education (although I have since started pursuing one) or have some built-in audience, this has been a challenging and formative place for me and hopefully for others.
I never thought that I would have much to say, but the deeper I have explored the subject matter, the deeper it has gotten and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process. While I still don’t consider myself anything close to an expert, I have really broadened my notions of church, culture, and faith here can see how wide-reaching the conversations truly are.
Not that anyone’s keeping score, but here are some of the most popular posts over the past two years:
- The Ties That Bind Must Break
- preaching on Virginia Tech tragedy (DJ Chuang)
- Asian Churches Unbiblical? I Think You Mean Multiethnic… (The Cutting Truth)
- “A Silent Exodus” Leads to Freedom
- What We’ve Learned From “Skits That Teach”
- The Search for Asian-American Worship (Russell Yee)
- Worship Manifesto
My personal favorites are: True Colors and Anna Lee’s Woman, Thou Art Loosened. I remember watching the video the first time and weeping with my wife because she knew exactly how those young girls felt. And when Anna wrote her post I felt that weight all the more. Oh yes, to this short list of favorites I’d have to add, To Know Her Is To Love Them, which is a bit about my wife’s testimony. Thanks for your love and support, Sunita — I’d have nothing to say or write without you.
And thanks to you for reading and commenting…the best (hopefully) is yet to come.
soli Deo gloria…