Culture Learning

For 500 years, Native people have been told that in order to follow and worship Jesus, they must learn how to act, speak, think, and pray like the White man does. For them, assimilation certainly appears to be central to the Gospel message of the missionaries. But is assimilation a core part of our religion?

After hearing more than one pastor say, “We cannot experience the fullness of revival without the native Hawaiian people of this land,” Hawaiian campus staff member Moani Sitch felt God inspire her with a vision that would stimulate the reconciliation between Christians and native Hawaiians. Her vision became Ho‘olohe Pono, an experience based on the Hawaiian phrase that means to listen carefully, well, and rightly.

 

This article discusses how to motivate Asian Americans to obey Jesus, particularly given non-Western understandings of debt-obligation and how they impact understanding the Cross.

This paper explores the various ethnic identities that make up Asian Americans.  Sections include the histories of various ethnic groups (Cambodian American, Chinese American, Filipino American,