The task of Asian American evangelical theology remains to be undertaken. This lecture explores the internal logic of North American evangelicalism, which minimizes the impetus toward theological thinking among Asian Americans, and suggests how Asian American evangelicals can remind their evangelical colleagues about the necessity of engaging contextual reflection for the revitalization of the evangelical theological enterprise as a whole.
Amos Yong is the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Director of Doctor of Philosophy Program at Regent University in Virginia. His research interests are in Global Pentecostalism, Theology of disability, Theology and Science, Political Theology, Inter-faith Dialogue, and in Asian American Theology. His books include Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor (Orbis, 2008), Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity (Baylor, 2007) and The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Baker, 2005). Prior to academia, Yong was a pastor in various churches in California, Washington and Massachusetts, the son of a pastor and missionary raised in Malaysia and Stockton. He is married to Alma and has three children. He has two masters from Portland State and Western Evangelical Seminary and also completed his doctorate at Boston University. For more information about Amos click this link.
A shortened version of this talk was given at ISAAC’s Asian American Equipping Symposium at Fuller in February 2011. It can be viewed here:=http://vimeo.com/20826365 (21:59).
Grace Hsiao is the Interim Director of Operations and soon-to-be the ISAAC Northern California Regional Director. She received her Masters at Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and her B.A. at Stanford University. She has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and interned at City Church (San Francisco).
ISAAC Scholar is an initiative of ISAAC's Northern Californian Region to share the latest Asian American Christian related research from the academy. ISAAC also offers talks and workshops for pastors, elders and lay leaders (ISAAC Ministry Leader) and for young adults and parents (ISAAC Family).
The mission of Institute of Asian American Christian Studies (ISAAC) is to come along side academy and church to help it think through what it means to be Asian, American and Christian.