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This blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look to the authoring of this book and the conversations that follow as people read this book everywhere.


Asian American Pastors and Pornography

Too many pastors struggle secretly with porn addiction. Research says 57% of pastors have struggled with porn and Asian pastors and Asian American ones are no exception. This ugly struggle is true for many men, and some women, regardless of ethnic background, whether Korean American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Indian American, and the many other ethnicities and nationalities in the world, Asians and non-Asians alike. While it's possible for someone to have a double life, doing Bible teaching or Christian… Read more >



Churches for Indian American Second Generation Christians

This article reports on the issue of "silent exodus" among second-generation Desi South Asian Americans and provides a comprehensive analysis of the issue. Thanks to Dr. Sam George for sharing it. Ethnic Indian churches struggle to retain young Indian American Christians within the fold (by Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad) Next week when tens of thousands of people of Indian descent fill up the pews in churches during Christmas, Josh Koshy, a New York-based young advertising executive will not sit… Read more >


Discussing Current Trends about Asian American Churches

When there are online discussions about topics related to what MultiAsian.Church has presented, that is quite noticeable. There are not yet many voices from Asian American pastors and church leaders on the web, the public web, that are discussing very important and urgent issues pertaining to the churches where Asian Americans find belonging. Encouraging to find 2 recent blog posts from 2 Korean American pastors, Steve Bang Lee and Thomas Hwang, writing their thoughts on 2 pertinent issues regarding Asian… Read more >



Webinar: Asian American Churches in a Multiethnic World

Thanks to Healthy Church Leaders Initiative's Pathway to Ministry and Dr. Timothy Tseng for the opportunity to participate in this webinar on September 17, 2017. Description: Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, projected to double in population by 2050. While many ethnic Asian churches are reaching an immigrant generation by ministering in Asian languages, new kinds of next generation multi-Asian and multi-ethnic churches are more effective with reaching English-speaking Asian Americans and a multi-ethnic community.… Read more >



What is the definition of a MultiAsian.Church?

One very frequently asked question is how does the author define this newly-coined term, "MultiAsian.Church?" What do I really mean by MultiAsian.Church, exactly? Even someone who's read the entire book still asked this question, though my definition is clearly printed in Chapter 5 of the MultiAsian.Church book, as follows: Next generation multi-Asian churches are loosely defined as: autonomous English-speaking churches that are intentionally or incidentally reaching next generation Asian Americans and other non-Asians too and led by an Asian American pastor. As… Read more >


An invaluable introduction into the Asian-American Christian experience–from one who knows

MultiAsian.Church Book Review by Noel Becchettion (on amazon.com) Multi.Asian Church is a readable, helpful doorway into a theater of ministry overdue for careful study: reaching and ministering to the millions of Asian-Americans that live in the West. D.J. Chuang has assembled an impressive foundation of research to underscore his basic premise: Asian-American Christians have played, and continue to play, significant roles in how God is building His multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Body of Christ in the English-speaking world, particularly in the U.S.… Read more >


Readers React to the MultiAsian.Church Book

What kind of responses have I heard from readers about this new MultiAsian.Church book so far, people are asking me. It's among the most frequently asked question so far in the infancy of its release, now that both the print and digital editions are available. While I don't have video cameras recording how people react when they're reading the book, here are some of the first responses I have heard or received about this MultiAsian.Church book: "Love love love your book,… Read more >


Printed version of MultiAsian.Church almost available

The printed edition of MultiAsian.Church book is near completion and soon to be in the amazon.com online store. Final layout of every page was completed last week and submitted to the printer. (We're using CreateSpace as a print-on-demand publishing service.) And before it's made available, a proof copy has to be reviewed for any final changes that may be required. Here's a brief video update with the author DJ Chuang unboxing the proof of the printed book that just arrived:… Read more >


Introduction

We live in amazingly fast-changing times, perhaps the fastest in human history. It was not long ago when modern life in America was three broadcast networks on television. Music that used to be on cassette tapes was being distributed on compact discs (CDs). VCR tapes and rental stores opened up a new sub-culture of watching movies at home (with microwave popcorn, of course). Personal computers came with floppy disks, and dial-up modems connected the masses through networks like AOL, Prodigy,… Read more >


Foreword

One of the great road trips I took was a drive across the United States from California to Washington D.C. During the drive, I stopped at a monument simply called, “The Four Corners Monument.” What makes this place unique is that it is the only intersection in the United States where four states intersect: Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. These four states share this common point. In many ways, this book is like The Four Corners Monument. It is… Read more >


Christian Counseling for Asian Americans

Half of all American adults will suffer from mental illness in their lifetime, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, this includes Asian Americans and non-Asians alike. When people are struggling with mental illness, the first place they call is the church. Mental health and well-being is a very important part of overall healthy ministry for churches, pastors, and church leaders to have a network of resources like Christian counseling to help people have hope and healing. Mental Health Resources… Read more >


Digital Edition of MultiAsian.Church Book Launched

This MultiAsian.Church book was first launched as a digital edition (also known as an eBook) at the Thirty.Network pre-conference session on October 4, 2016. Author DJ Chuang was interviewed by Angela Lee before an enthusiastic audience. Watch the video. As the book sales have gotten underway, there is a growing amount of interest from many parts of the country. We eagerly await the conversations on the social chatter about the book's content. In a recent book promotional giveaway sponsored by NexGen, several… Read more >


preparing to launch after writing

As we approach the release of the new multiasian.church eBook, the excitement is growing and so is the number of final details adding up, more than I initially anticipated. As you may have seen from the back story of this book, I started writing this book on September 2015 and finishes the manuscript on August 31, 2016. At first I thought I could write and publish the book by April 2016, in time for a conference called Exponential East, but… Read more >


It’s time to start when inspiration strikes

Welcome to a new work in progress here at multiasian.church. I confess that I don't have everything figured out and most everything is not planned just yet. And that's okay. I don't mind sharing with you and the world, even as things are just starting out, and not even the foundation is set in concrete yet. It's a behind the scenes look at how to start something, when the only thing in place at the moment is a registered domain… Read more >