Asian American Identity
                            for A3MNet
                               2.13.09




Monday, February...
Identify Yourselves



Monday, February 16, 2009
To Be Asian American...




Monday, February 16, 2009
subjective identity

                            objective identity



Monday, February 16, 2009
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                               ject
                                   ive
                                       iden...
sub
                               ject
                                   ive
                                       id  ...
profession
                                       nation
                            gender                      culture
 ...
you = collection of identities?




Monday, February 16, 2009
spiritual




                            or do you have a master identity?



Monday, February 16, 2009
you = blend of identities?




Monday, February 16, 2009
larger                        larger
                                         larger
                       community     ...
larger                    larger
                                     larger
                       community             ...
ethnic
                   culture race   spiritual



                   which identity do our churches promote?




Monda...
Russell Jeung “observes that many Asian American Evangelicals tend to
       view their racial-ethnic identity as separate...
Anthony Alumkal asserts that “second generation Asian American
     Evangelicals have assimilated uncritically the same wo...
Timothy Tseng states “many Asian American Christians view
    questions of race, racial identity, and racial discriminatio...
While ethnic and racial identities may not be rigid and
     fixed, nonetheless they are still part of who we are as
      ...
“The primary concern of the Bible is our
   identity formation, that is, who we are in the
       grace of God rather than...
Asian American Biblical Interpretation must move beyond
   idealized and essentialist notions of culture and a tendency
  ...
the missiology of identity
    “The scandal of particularity is at the center of the
            question of missions.” – ...
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  • A Aidentity

    1. 1. Asian American Identity for A3MNet 2.13.09 Monday, February 16, 2009
    2. 2. Identify Yourselves Monday, February 16, 2009
    3. 3. To Be Asian American... Monday, February 16, 2009
    4. 4. subjective identity objective identity Monday, February 16, 2009
    5. 5. sub ject ive identi ty objective identity Monday, February 16, 2009
    6. 6. sub ject ive id enti ty ity nt de i ve ti c je ob Monday, February 16, 2009
    7. 7. profession nation gender culture spiritual race ethnic age familial economic Monday, February 16, 2009
    8. 8. you = collection of identities? Monday, February 16, 2009
    9. 9. spiritual or do you have a master identity? Monday, February 16, 2009
    10. 10. you = blend of identities? Monday, February 16, 2009
    11. 11. larger larger larger community community community does the community define identity? Monday, February 16, 2009
    12. 12. larger larger larger community community community or is there a dialogue? Monday, February 16, 2009
    13. 13. ethnic culture race spiritual which identity do our churches promote? Monday, February 16, 2009
    14. 14. Russell Jeung “observes that many Asian American Evangelicals tend to view their racial-ethnic identity as separate from their spiritual identity...’At times, Asian American Christians may have to renounce Asian cultural practices that are unhealthy dysfunctional. They can then affirm their “true” identities and gain freedom as children of God.’” Monday, February 16, 2009
    15. 15. Anthony Alumkal asserts that “second generation Asian American Evangelicals have assimilated uncritically the same worldview of their white counterparts by accepting ‘mainstream American evangelical theology as synonymous with ‘Christianity.’” Monday, February 16, 2009
    16. 16. Timothy Tseng states “many Asian American Christians view questions of race, racial identity, and racial discrimination not in structural or institutional terms, but as personal and attitudinal issues....the “popular Evangelical viewpoint universalizes Christian identity while erasing particular ethnic identities.” “This popular thinking is rooted in gnostic dualism between spirit and flesh...” Monday, February 16, 2009
    17. 17. While ethnic and racial identities may not be rigid and fixed, nonetheless they are still part of who we are as humans, created by God, such that ethnic and racal identities have intrinsic value to God. – Timothy Tseng Monday, February 16, 2009
    18. 18. “The primary concern of the Bible is our identity formation, that is, who we are in the grace of God rather than moralistic exhortation for what we must do.” Monday, February 16, 2009
    19. 19. Asian American Biblical Interpretation must move beyond idealized and essentialist notions of culture and a tendency to utilize the immigrant experience of marginality and liminality as normative of all Asian Americans to emphasize particularity, contradiction, and complexity in order to counter oversimplified personifications of what constitutes Asian American. Monday, February 16, 2009
    20. 20. the missiology of identity “The scandal of particularity is at the center of the question of missions.” – Newbigin Monday, February 16, 2009

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