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Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: weekly conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives. Every Thursday, join our host Pastor Kevin Doi, along with Professor Daniel Lee (Fuller Seminary) and occasional guests. Centering is a production of Centered: Resources for the Asian American Church. It is recorded on location at Fuller Theological Seminary's Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry.

Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: weekly conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives. Every Thursday, join our host Pastor Kevin Doi, along with Professor Daniel Lee (Fuller Seminary) and occasional guests. Centering is a production of Centered: Resources for the Asian American Church. It is recorded on location at Fuller Theological Seminary's Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry.
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Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: weekly conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives. Every Thursday, join our host Pastor Kevin Doi, along with Professor Daniel Lee (Fuller Seminary) and occasional guests. Centering is a production of Centered: Resources for the Asian American Church. It is recorded on location at Fuller Theological Seminary's Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry.

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English

Contact:

626.584.5430


Episodes

2x03 - Toxic Masculinity and Women Leadership in Asian American Churches

4/18/2019
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This week, we feature a conversation between two women ministers as they discuss toxic masculinity and Asian American church culture. Ruby Varghese of Quest Church joins Irene for an episode of Centering about women leadership in Asian American churches.

Duration:00:32:12

2x02 - #MeToo and the Church

4/12/2019
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This week, we're exploring the #ChurchToo movement: How has the conversation around sexual harassment and assault impacted what the church is to people? Irene is joined by Erin, a minister and chaplain, as they discuss their experiences as survivors and Christian ministers.

Duration:00:32:07

2x01 - Decolonizing Worship for Asian Americans

4/4/2019
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We're back! It's season 2 of CENTERING: the Asian American Christian Podcast. This week, our new host Irene Cho, joins Angie Hong (www.angiekayhong.com), SueAnn Shiah (www.sueannshiah.com), and Julie Tai (www.fuller.edu/chapel) to talk Asian American worship: what does it look like, where does it start, and what's our future?

Duration:00:36:56

(You Don't) Know Yourself: Identity, Context, and Missions

2/26/2019
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We preach the gospel not in words or actions, but with our whole lives—for better or worse. We must be self-aware, especially when reaching across cultures. In this seminar delivered at Urbana 2018, Professor Daniel D. Lee (Fuller Seminary) tackles the surprisingly difficult task of really knowing ourselves, in all our racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, relational, and embodied identities.

Duration:00:51:59

"Is Yellow Black or White?" (Part 2): Third World Liberation & Erased History

1/23/2019
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From the transcontinental railroad to agriculture in California’s central valley, Asian Americans played a crucial role in the formation of our nation. So why does the American popular imagination so lack the voices of Asian Americans? Based on the work of Professor Gary Okihiro, Dr. Daniel D. Lee of Fuller Seminary's Asian American Center explored the question: "Is Yellow Black or White?" in this lunch seminar co-hosted with the Racial Justice Initiative.

Duration:00:15:41

"Is Yellow Black or White?" (Part 1): Intro & Indentured Labor

1/23/2019
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From the transcontinental railroad to agriculture in California’s central valley, Asian Americans played a crucial role in the formation of our nation. So why does the American popular imagination so lack the voices of Asian Americans? Based on the work of Professor Gary Okihiro, Dr. Daniel D. Lee of Fuller Seminary's Asian American Center explored the question: "Is Yellow Black or White?" in this lunch seminar co-hosted with the Racial Justice Initiative.

Duration:00:27:40

"Is Yellow Black or White?" (Part 3): Discussion

1/23/2019
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From the transcontinental railroad to agriculture in California’s central valley, Asian Americans played a crucial role in the formation of our nation. So why does the American popular imagination so lack the voices of Asian Americans? Based on the work of Professor Gary Okihiro, Dr. Daniel D. Lee of Fuller Seminary's Asian American Center explored the question: "Is Yellow Black or White?" in this lunch seminar co-hosted with the Racial Justice Initiative.

Duration:00:35:35

1x08 - Do We Need Asian American Churches?

1/3/2019
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For the final episode of our first season, "The Big Questions", we're talking ethnic churches. Kevin and Daniel talk about the pressure for churches to be superficially "multi-ethnic", the need for ethnic-specific Christian spaces, and how Asian American faith can paint "a portrait of heaven" just as much as an overtly multi-cultural church.

Duration:00:22:41

Talking Southeast Asian Ministry with Ken Kong

12/20/2018
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This week, Centering welcomes our first guest: Cambodian-American minister Ken Kong, the founder of Southeast Asian Ministries (http://seasianministries.com). Ken shares about his family's story of immigration and faith, his experience as a Southeast Asian American in Asian American circles, and the important work going on in Cambodian and Southeast Asian Christian communities. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share Centering! If you have any questions or feedback, reach us at...

Duration:00:29:43

1x07 - Talking Southeast Asian Ministry with Ken Kong

12/20/2018
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Centering welcomes our first guest: Cambodian-American minister Ken Kong, the founder of Southeast Asian Ministries (http://seasianministries.com). Ken shares about his family's story of immigration and faith, his experience as a Southeast Asian American in Asian American circles, and the important work going on in Cambodian and Southeast Asian Christian communities.

Duration:00:29:43

What Do We Do With Our Parents?

12/13/2018
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What do we do with our parents? This week on Centering, the Asian American Christian podcast, Pastor Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel D. Lee discuss how our relationship with our parents sets out a "script" for us - and how we deal with those expectations for the rest of our lives in marriage, child-raising, and church. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share Centering! If you have any questions or feedback, reach us at CenteringPodcast@gmail.com, visit facebook.com/CenteredToday, or join in...

Duration:00:21:52

1x06 - What Do We Do With Our Parents?

12/13/2018
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This week, Pastor Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel D. Lee discuss how our relationship with our parents sets out a "script" for us - and how we deal with those expectations for the rest of our lives in marriage, child-raising, and church.

Duration:00:21:52

How Do We Fix the Asian American Church?

12/6/2018
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This week on the Centering podcast, Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary discuss: how can we fix the Asian American church? After asking what this question means - and why it resonates with so many Asian American Christians - Kevin and Daniel explore the topics of internalized self-hatred, the need for practical resources for Asian American Christian communities, and how to lovingly build up the church. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share Centering! If you have any...

Duration:00:21:01

1x05 - How Do We Fix the Asian American Church?

12/6/2018
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This week on the Centering podcast, Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary discuss: how can we fix the Asian American church? After asking what this question means - and why it resonates with so many Asian American Christians - Kevin and Daniel explore the topics of internalized self-hatred, the need for practical resources for Asian American Christian communities, and how to lovingly build up the church.

Duration:00:21:01

Why Do Sermons Die?

11/29/2018
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In our fourth episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary discuss preaching, asking: Why do sermons die? After discussing how the purpose of sermon is to present the Living Word of God, Kevin and Professor Lee dig into the elements of a good sermon; the signs of good preaching; and a word of encouragement for pastors. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share Centering! If you have any questions or feedback, reach us at CenteringPodcast@gmail.com, visit...

Duration:00:21:24

1x04 - Why Do Sermons Die?

11/29/2018
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In our fourth episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary discuss preaching, asking: Why do sermons die? After discussing how the purpose of sermon is to present the Living Word of God, Kevin and Professor Lee dig into the elements of a good sermon; the signs of good preaching; and a word of encouragement for pastors.

Duration:00:21:24

What Is "Asian American"?

11/15/2018
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In our third episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary address a deceptively simple-sounding question: what IS Asian America? Daniel describes the complexity of Asian Americans, from our diverse backgrounds to our national history of legalizing race. He also outlines "the Asian American Quadrilateral", a tool to help Christians and Christian leaders understand what Asian America shares in common - and even what we don't. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share...

Duration:00:21:50

1x03 - What Is "Asian American"?

11/15/2018
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In our third episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary address a deceptively simple-sounding question: what IS Asian America? Daniel describes the complexity of Asian Americans, from our diverse backgrounds to our national history of legalizing race. He also outlines "the Asian American Quadrilateral", a tool to help Christians and Christian leaders understand what Asian America shares in common - and even what we don't.

Duration:00:21:50

Do Our Stories Matter to God?

11/8/2018
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In our second episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary ask: do our stories matter to God? Daniel explains how being rooted in a particular context can avoid tribalism and nationalism, but see our experiences as giving God specific glory as the author of our stories. For example, calling God "a good father" can mean very different things depending on our own experiences with, and cultural understandings of, our own fathers. Please rate, subscribe, comment and share...

Duration:00:20:54

1x02 - Do Our Stories Matter to God?

11/8/2018
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In our second episode, host Kevin Doi and Professor Daniel Lee of Fuller Seminary ask: do our stories matter to God? Daniel explains how being rooted in a particular context can avoid tribalism and nationalism, but see our experiences as giving God specific glory as the author of our stories. For example, calling God "a good father" can mean very different things depending on our experiences with our own fathers.

Duration:00:20:54