"I hope the book catches folks who are realizing that faith shouldn’t be colorblind and that Jesus sees us in all of our sociolocation and all of who we are." — Sabrina S. Chan
Authors Sabrina S. Chan and La Thao talk with us about Asian American identity formation and the ways history, culture, and community intersect with Christian faith.
For each of us, the stories of culture, race, and ethnicity lay the foundation of our identities and our expressions of faith. In today’s conversation, author Sabrina S. Chan and La Thao talk with me about Asian American identity from a Christian perspective. Together with two other authors, they have written the book Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation, exploring the history and stories of the Asian diaspora in America and their impact on vocation, faith, and identity. Sabrina and La discuss the significance of this book at this time in history, the distinctiveness of different Asian cultures in America, and the gifts of growing in one’s cultural awareness. This conversation is thoughtful and informative for anyone who identifies as Asian American or if you’re someone who loves and appreciates the Asian American people in your life.
So jump right in! We're so glad you're here.
You can listen on iTunes or at The Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
Further resources for this interview:
- Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation by Sabrina S. Chan, Linson Daniel, E. David de Leon, and La Thao. (Use the code "40IVCF23" for 40% off and free US shipping from IVP.)
- Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents,
Edited by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha, Susan Cho Van Riesen, Greg Jao, and Paul Tokunaga. (Use the code "40IVCF23" for 40% off and free US shipping from IVP.)
- More Than Serving Tea:
Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith, edited by Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto and Tracey Gee. (Use the code "40IVCF23" for 40% off and free US shipping from IVP.)
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