i’ve been hot and cold since its inception and reconception [besides the fact that i’m a hot and cold blogger too] regarding my involvement with meremission.org, an open dialogue in missional theology. but finally i decided to take a dive and get out of my own faith ghetto. i think that there has never been more ripe a time than now for asian americans to share a voice in certain movements and dialogues especially after the recent events surrounding youth specialties. we can spend so much time focused in our respected ministries that we like the immigrant chruch become myopic. similarly, without alternative voices like that from the asian american community our non-asian brethren can also become myopic. we cheat each other out of seeing how much more magnificent the mission of God really is. simple postmodernism. the i’ve been saying this with increasing frequency lately that we simply need each other more than ever.
i’ve introduced myself on meremission as an asian american looking to add my voice to a predominantly white dialogue. being the church, a missional church in the post-wutever age beckons us to consider how different cultures frame their faith experiences. i stated my previous difficulty with joining the dialogue and asked if there were any non-white members there. i know it’s not easy for many of our non-asian brothers to step into our reality. my boy todd is beginning to wrestle with me in my context. i’m thankful for this relationship and many others particularly in the philadelphia area where we try to be intentional and make the good news news to all.