Editor's Note: This is the second part of a four-part series based on the new book, "Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions." The Christian Post series looks at racism and multi-ethnicity in the church from the perspective of African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American Christian leaders. Part One, an interview with the editor of the book, Anthony Bradley, can be read by clicking here.
Amos Yong is an American Pentecostal theologian who was born in Malaysia. He is one of nine evangelical theologians, including Bradley, an associate professor of theology and ethics at The King's College, who write about their personal experiences as minorities interacting with white evangelical institutions in the book, Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions. Yong is Dean of the Divinity School and the Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University.
In the book's third chapter titled, "Race, Racialization, and Asian-American Leaders in Post-Racist Evangelicalism," Yong writes that "the North American evangelical world has taken many important steps toward overcoming the racist history of slavery in this country, and my own story, to be told in this chapter, reflects how I and other Asian-Americans have been beneficiaries of such repentant attitudes and even practices." more >>
Editor's Note: This is the final part of a three-part series based on a recent interview The Christian Post conducted with Joni Eareckson Tada, and her husband, Ken. The couple reveals candid details about their 30-year marriage and their distress over the condition of Christian marriages today. Click on Part One and Part Two to read.
Here is part three of their three-part interview.
CP: In the book, you both questioned what purpose God had in mind for you as a team. This vision was soon revealed as you visited several countries including Romania. How can couples who may not work in ministry together but work regular nine-to-five jobs find their purpose as a team? more >>
Dwyane Wade showed up at a prom Friday night and surprised one lucky – and persistent – fan who has asked him multiple times to be her date since last Fall.
The Miami Heat superstar pulled up to the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School senior prom at the LaJolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., decked out in a sleek black suit, white shirt, no tie, and striking red loafers ensemble. Wade had not responded to 17-year-old Nicole Muxo's Twitter invite to be her date at the prom, so she was not expecting him to show up, especially since he was busy with the NBA playoff season. But just before he entered the ballroom, Wade gave her a call and wished her a good night, The Miami Herald reported.
And then he made his grand entrance and surprised Muxo and all her classmates. more >>
Last Monday, a Philadelphia jury found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty on three counts of first-degree murder, one count of manslaughter and literally hundreds of lesser charges. The verdict came after nearly two months of testimony that described, in what the Washington Post called "gruesome detail," the inhumanity and brutality of what can and does happen in American abortion clinics.
It also exposed the incoherence of the legal, moral, and philosophical reasoning underlying the abortion regime.
Gosnell avoided a possible death sentencing by forgoing his right of appeal in exchange for life sentences. more >>
WASHINGTON – About 500 people, representing 37 states, gathered Friday in Washington, D.C., for the "Step Forward for Orphans March." The marchers had firsthand experience with the brokenness of the international adoption system. Some came with the children they struggled to adopt, others marched with photos of the children they have adopted, or want to adopt but are unable to due to political barriers put in the way.
"Today the process is so restrictive, and so bureaucratic and so broken, we are really actually prohibiting families and kids from coming together. It's nuts," Craig Juntunen, president and founder of Both Ends Burning, told The Christian Post as he was marching.
The march, he explained, is the beginning of the "unstuck social movement" which will "form the social and political will to get kids out of orphanages and into families." more >>