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作者： Carl Park (doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has served as a pastor to congregations in New York and Chicago.)
三一的博士班同學Carl Park（Carl 常跟我一起打球）在Gospel Coalition上的這篇文章講了幾件事，說明亞裔福音派教會與白人教會的神學不同之處。
We weren’t a part of the fundamentalist-liberal divide from the early 20th century.
We aren’t quite Emergents or New Calvinists, because we’re not emerging from a white 80s-and-90s megachurchish spirituality that those groups take to task. We can identify with some aspects of those groups—we are urban and charismatic-friendly, and we were the Other long before it was cool to be—but much of the rhetoric does not connect.
we, as gospel-pondering Christians, might attend a debate about whether or not social justice is an essential part of the church’s mission, but we’re sort of perplexed by the question. In our history, immigrant churches preached the gospel and took care of the everyday needs of the immigrant community—explaining the water and electric bills, providing loans to one another, helping each other’s children get into college—without any bifurcation or angst.
Like Lin, many Asian-American Christians have deep personal faith, but they are also, notably, almost never culture warriors.
Asian American evangelicals also have a different history than white evangelicals. We have, by and large, never been a part of the Religious Right. We never marched after Roe v. Wade, and we didn’t know who Pat Robertson was. We knew James Dobson from Focus on the Family tapes, but we did not know his politics.
In our overseas mission involvement, our churches are sensitive to potential paternalism. But this is not because we studied missiology; it’s because our countries of origin experienced the colonial missions of churches within empires.
You will also immediately know it if you are part of a historically orthodox church in a major metropolitan center like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston or Los Angeles because your pews are probably filled with them.
How does confessing sin work in a shame-based culture? How do you preach the gospel effectively in a high-context language culture? How does the gospel help us consider traditional American images of masculinity alongside Asian ones like the samurai and the sage, archetypes who valued listening over speaking, deference to others over self-assertion?
- Linsanity and Asian American Christian Identity: Carl Park of TEDS Reflects (owenstrachan.com)