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Challenging Racism Through the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke10:29-37)


Written November 17, 2011 for my New Testament Studies class at Fuller Theological Seminary Introduction The following study explores Luke’s parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) through the interpretive lens of race relations in the United States. Although the race relations between 1st Century Palestine and 21st Century America are vastly different, Jesus’ address … Continue reading

Reflections on Yang’s “Paper Tigers: What happens to all the Asian American overachievers once the test taking ends?”


Written May 12, 2011   Certain Monday nights tend to be hectic. We have monthly meetings to discuss the church’s role in our small Gardena community. After much banter and deliberation, the meeting adjourned an hour early and I was left with my own somewhat pessimistic thoughts to digest our discussion. Alone in the vacant … Continue reading

Seek Justice: A Chinese and Japanese American Christian Response to Social Justice


Written May 2009 as my final thesis for my Bachelors of Arts in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.   Abstract This article examines how Asian American Christians in Los Angeles County have applied their faith to social justice. Using literature-based research and interviews with 16 Chinese and Japanese American Christians, the author … Continue reading

An Asian American Evangelical Church’s Call: Seeing the Humanity in Our (Black and Low-Income) Neighbors


I wrote this article in July 2011 for GVBC’s bi-weekly Spirit newsletter, when I was on Gardena Valley Baptist Church staff as pastoral intern of neighborhood impact. It was an attempt to help our church members begin the process of looking inward at our isms, beliefs, and values which may restrict our openness toward those … Continue reading

Uncovering the Racial Themes of the X-Men: 1st Glance, Racial Justice; Double-Take, White Privilege


I originally thought this scene from an X-Men comic (circa 1981) was a great example of the internal process a white person undergoes when realizing they benefit off of white privilege. But on second thought (and with some research), I no longer think it promotes racial justice. The context: Lee Forrester, the then girlfriend of Cyclops, … Continue reading

“Jeremy Lin ‘SNL’ Sketch Takes On Racist Linsanity Jokes”


Jeremy Lin ‘SNL’ Sketch Takes On Racist Linsanity Jokes, Media Commentary (VIDEO) SNL’s satirical commentary on the Linsanity craze. While its depiction of race relations was humorous, it played on the API community’s somewhat lack of political consciousness, representation, and voice. This skit was shown in light of ESPN’s insensitive headline towards the Knicks’ recent … Continue reading

The Struggles of Discussing Race in the Asian American Evangelical Church


Reposted at Racialicious.com and bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com.   Recently, while attending one of the most ethnically diverse evangelical seminaries in the nation, I found myself in an environment where I had to defend the argument that race still matters. Don’t get me wrong; students and faculty alike openly discussed ethnic and societal culture; and although all were … Continue reading

Race Relations and Seinfeld: the Black-and-White Cookie


Yesterday evening, Monica and I were relaxing after a long day of new years family festivities. We sat lazily on our comfy and familiar couch, she crocheting, me reading. Our bellies had all but digested the traditional Japanese American cuisine we ate earlier. As often happens during these post-digestion lulls, I get hungry and search for … Continue reading

undergrad in a nut shell


this partially sums up my undergrad experience. i have 5-years of formal training and lived experience under my belt. Deutsch, B. (09 Oct 2008). White-lies. Lefty cartoons. Retrieved from http://www.leftycartoons.com/white-lies/.

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