Canadian Asian Missional Podcast
Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

September 15, 2020

Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

Much has been said about the patterns and social customs of Canadian Asian church and faith experiences, but do those descriptions line up with how people are actually living our lives? Are we jumping to conclusions and preemptively ringing alarm bells? We talk to our friend and ethnographer Scott Wall about the importance of listening well, learning to make distinctions in our understanding, and how that impacts the way in which we approach ministry.

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

September 1, 2020

Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

 

Almost one quarter of Canada's population resides in the province of Quebec and its distinct culture and history has shaped a unique landscape for ministry. Coming out of a difficult relationship with religion and having embraced secularism which extends all the way to its laws, how can the mission of God be re-imagined and contextualized and what part does the Asian church play to engage people for Christ? We're chatting with our friend and pastor Rici Be from Montreal about his journey and how He has seen the church break through!

 

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 52 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 2: New Perspectives, Priorities & Postures (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

Episode 52 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 2: New Perspectives, Priorities & Postures (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

August 15, 2020

Episode 52 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 2: New Perspectives, Priorities & Postures (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

 

While the lead pastor of the future brings new vision and values, they also enter into a established rhythms and expectations. What does it look like to work toward change, while engaging in the slow process of investment and implementation? How can the experiences in their past help them to minister to the pastors they lead with wisdom, grace, and empathy? Here's the second part of our conversation with lead pastors, Ho-Ming Tsui and George Mah!

 

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 51 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 1: Building Trust & The Benefits/Challenges of Legacy (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

Episode 51 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 1: Building Trust & The Benefits/Challenges of Legacy (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

August 1, 2020

Episode 51 - The Next Generation Lead Pastor, Part 1: Building Trust & The Benefits/Challenges of Legacy (feat. Ho-Ming Tsui & George Mah)

 

As newer generations of Asian Canadian pastors step into the roll of the lead/senior position, what will be the course that they chart for themselves and the church? What can someone expect as they follow the legacy of the founding/previous pastor? We're joined by our good friends and lead pastors Ho-Ming Tsui and George Mah as they share their experiences and challenges of the long journey of building trust and setting a new course.

 

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 50 - Tales Of Race, Identity & Faith …Illustrated (feat. Gene Luen Yang)

Episode 50 - Tales Of Race, Identity & Faith …Illustrated (feat. Gene Luen Yang)

July 15, 2020

Episode 50 - Tales Of Race, Identity & Faith ...Illustrated (feat. Gene Luen Yang)

Topics such as race & diversity, immigration, Eastern vs. Western ideologies, and spirituality have rarely been so prolifically expressed, seamlessly integrated, or so fun to read as in the imaginative and thoughtful works of Gene Luen Yang. The award-winning cartoonist and writer joins us on our milestone episode to share his experiences and reflections in creating and crafting these stories and how it speaks into the Asian & North American narrative.

 

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Gene Luen Yang's WEBSITE

Gene Luen Yang on Twitter

American Born Chinese

Boxers & Saints

Dragon Hoops

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2020 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

July 1, 2020

Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

How can we recognize the main role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, faith, and communities? Joined by our good friend, Rev. Dr. Josh Samuel from Masters College & Seminary, we explore one of the fastest growing global Christian movements of our generation and what it can teach us to engage with the human experience, inform our worship, and spur us onto mission. Let's do this!

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Josh Samuel's website: Loving God and People

Theology Breakdown with Josh Samuel YouTube channel

Josh's book: The Holy Spirit in Worship Music, Preaching, and the Altar: Renewing Pentecostal Corporate Worship

Master's College & Seminary

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2020 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismemberment, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismemberment, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

June 15, 2020

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismembered Pastors, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

TRIGGER WARNING: In these episodes, we discuss the subject matter of sexual and power abuse and assault. Please exercise discretion and wisdom in listening as the nature of the topic may trigger some individuals.

In the second part of our frank conversation with our friends Xenia & Daisey, we discuss how how faith communities have responded to accusations. Can our reactions cause more harm and perpetuate a specific culture that make it difficult for us address these issues? Is it more difficult for those from an Asian background? Given the severity, how do we shepherd and create space for listening, restoration, and walking alongside victims, abusers, and our communities? An important and vital conversation for our day.

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

June 1, 2020

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

TRIGGER WARNING: In these episodes, we discuss the subject matter of sexual and power abuse and assault. Please exercise discretion and wisdom in listening as the nature of the topic may trigger some individuals.

Over the past several years, accusations of abuses in leadership have caused the church to face the dynamics between men & women in regards to ministering and serving together. How has culture and background impacted the way we have formed these relationships? What underlying issues have perpetuated and led to harm and misuse of power? In the first part of our frank conversation with our friends Xenia & Daisey, we examine the history of these relationships and our reaction and processing of the #ChurchToo movement.

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

May 15, 2020

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

When it comes to working out our convictions, there are definitely helpful and unhelpful approaches. What are the lenses in which we understand our theology? Is there grace and freedom to re-evaluated and change our traditions while still staying faithful? What happens when we doubt or when the way in which our beliefs are being formed differ from those who we live, serve, and worship with? We sit down for an honest and open conversation with pastor and author Austin Fischer to share our experiences and to be stretched to find a better way!

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2020 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, and Forming New Expressions of Worship (feat. John Baik)

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, and Forming New Expressions of Worship (feat. John Baik)

May 1, 2020

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, & Forming New Expressions Of Worship (feat. John Baik)

Styles of worship and liturgy have a long history and connection to cultures and influences. As we take a glimpse at the deeper roots that have shaped our modern expressions and the ties they have to our ethnic identities, we long for a new imagination that honours our past, while forging a new way for the future that includes all generations. Our bandmate John Baik joins us for this insightful conversation, recorded in an airport!

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

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