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09
Oct
08

Catalyst Conference 2008

I wouldn’t mind being at Catalyst Conference lounging with some of you bloggers that I’ve come to know or follow stalk. I’ve yet to go. Don’t know if I really ever will.

Catalyst has provided some great fresh ideas and fuel for next gen church leaders. I think they’re doing some pretty cool things but I do wish I could see some more diversity from such an influential effort that seeks to shape and impact the next generation of church leaders.
Is there a lack of minority esp. Asian voices making an impact on culture?
Or is it that these voices are just too busy actually making an impact on culture?

You can follow the tweets along with me or try to follow their live conference setup through Catalyst Backstage with Anne Jackson. The live ustream.tv for interviews were pretty buggy yesterday.

09
Oct
08

Made in China


I love this image that I came across on Tumblr. [sorry don’t know the source]
How appropriate for our current political, economic atmosphere and for ABCPastor.

Chinese Born American?
First thoughts?

Newly found blog friend and missional church planter Wayne Park has some thoughts.

01
Oct
08

Catalyst Live Webcast

CATALYST LIVE WEBCAST: Thursday @ Noon (Eastern) / 9:00am Pacific

Thursday, Oct 2nd, @ 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern, Catalyst is hosting a LIVE Webcast on Mogulus.com/catalystspace. Brad Lomenick and Chad Johnson will be giving you a view of Catalyst Conference behind the scenes and answering your questions.

via djchuang.com
01
Oct
08

Victor Lin Trio Concert in NYC, Oct 3

Catch another fine upcoming performance by The Victor Lin Trio at The Calhoun School: 433 West End Ave (at 81st St) New York City.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
Showtimes at 7pm and 9pm

Featuring
Victor Lin
, piano
Phil Kuehn, bass
Joe Saylor, drums
and special guests!

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors
RSVP here: www.calhoun.org/page.cfm?p=1953

Related Post:
Victor Lin CD Release Party

30
Sep
08

Imprint: Culture Lab

So many conferences around this time. Wish I could be at all of them.
Here’s one the one that I would have picked above all others: Imprint Culture Lab, at the Japanese American National Museum, CA, Oct 1.


ICL was founded to investigate and curate global creative culture, and foster cross-pollination between business and creative entities. It’s in its third year and the speaker lineup this year is impressive. These guys are the hitmakers. They’re influencers. They create cool. I love the intersection of Asian-American culture and creative power.

Among the cool:
Mark Arcenal
Founder/Creative Director for Fatlace and a member of the Nike Global Digital Design Group
Jeff Staple
Founder/Designer, Staple Design
Julia Huang
CEO of interTrend Communications, Inc.

Conference Hop
Catalyst Conference 2008, georgia, oct 8-10
Lead for the City, st. louis, mo, oct 20-22, 2008

Wish there were more NorthEast happenings so I can attend. Know of any upcoming 2008 or 2009? or of any around the world that I should consider blowing my budget on?

29
Sep
08

Have You Ever Slept Under A Cardboard Box?

Perhaps we may not experience personally what it’s like to be homeless and sleep on cardboard but we can help their plight. This is a great creative solution called The Le Clochard Project by SZN a foundation which hopes to help young homeless people in the Netherlands. You can look like you’re homeless or incredibly fashionable with this duvet quilt cover and pillow case set. A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of this set funds housing projects which prioritize supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education.

The quilt cover comes in several sizes in a price range from about $73 to $117.
A set of two pillow cases costs about $22.

Sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless young person doesn’t have to.

[via doobybrain]
29
Sep
08

Coffeehouse Theology

Just received my copy of a newly released book, Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life published by NavPress by my buddy Ed Cyzewski [inamirrordimly.com] from Biblical Theological Seminary. I heart Ed and you should too. I don’t deserve it but I get a nice little acknowledgment in it. Thanks Ed! And thanks Marla [coffeeshopjournal.com] for letting me know before I got my copy. Check out her blog for thoughts on third spaces.
I’ll be doing a review of Coffeehouse Theology soon. There will be a blogging tour of his book [link for schedule]. I think it’ll be a great resource to help the Christians apply theology to everyday life. Ed’s already written two study guides. Christians need to think or perhaps think harder but very often they don’t know how to when it comes to everyday issues.
Regardless anything containing the word “coffee” is cool and sells well.

I recommend picking up this book and reading it with a cup of fine coffee from onevillagecoffee.com, a socially conscious roasting company started by another abcpastor friend, Scott Hackman.




abcpastor
[american born chinese pastor]
seeks to be that third place for those who are american born chinese [abc] in ministry.
[i]
here we may explore issues unique to the chinese church and doing ministry in that context
[ii]
expand the intersection of asian american culture and christian faith
[iii]
or simply expose what goes on in the mind of this abcpastor

this may be a bit ambitious or even naiive but i do hope that through the posts we can bring together different faith communities, passions for the advancement of the Gospel and the equipping of the body of Christ.

if you are an abc pastor or have any suggestions or would like to contribute to make this space evolve, just comment.

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