Dialogues in Asian American Theology and Ministry

Challenges, Transitions, and Opportunities in the 2nd-Generation Asian-American Church

Featuring Reverend Charles Choe

February 6, 2023 • 6:00–7:30PM ET • Hybrid Event

Cooper Room, Erdman Center, 20 Library Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540

Center for Asian American Christianity

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Dialogues in Asian American Theology and Ministry

Challenges, Transitions, and Opportunities in the 2nd-Generation Asian-American Church

In this presentation, Pastor Charles Choe of Tapestry LA Church will discuss how second generation Asian American churches can navigate their unique challenges, transitions, and opportunities. Join us as we learn about finding our identity as Asian American and Christian in the midst of many competing voices, as well as how one church has taken its missional calling in the city seriously.

Featured Speaker

Tapestry LA

Charles Choe

Lead Pastor

Charles is the Lead Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. Wanting to use his ransomed life for God, he attended Fuller Seminary and graduated with his Master's of Divinity (M.Div). Upon graduating, Charles entered the pastoral ministry preaching and leading God’s people with a great desire to see changed lives. Charles joins Tapestry LA with 20 years of pastoral ministry experience. Charles and his wife Grace live in La Crescenta, California and have three children: Chloe, Noah, and Camden. While Charles has a hectic schedule, he manages to follow his favorite sports teams: the Lakers and the Dodgers. His utmost desire is to proclaim the glory of God as he endeavors to be driven by the Gospel and the Holy Spirit.

Charles is the Lead Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. Wanting to use his ransomed life for God, he attended Fuller Seminary and graduated with his Master’s of Divinity (M.Div). Upon graduating, Charles entered the pastoral ministry preaching and leading God’s people with a great desire to see changed lives. Charles joined Tapestry LA with 20 years of pastoral ministry experience. Charles and his wife Grace live in La Crescenta, California and have three children: Chloe, Noah, and Camden. His utmost desire is to proclaim the glory of God as he endeavors to be driven by the Gospel and the Holy Spirit.

Host

Center for Asian American Christianity

Dr. David C. Chao

Director

Dr. David C. Chao is director of the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Asian American theology, organizes academic programs in Asian American theology and ministry, and mentors Asian and Asian American students. His research and writing focus on Asian American theology, the uses of Christian doctrine for liberation, the convergence and divergence of Protestant and Catholic dogmatics, and the theology of Karl Barth. His first book, titled Concursus and Concept Use in Karl Barth's Doctrine of Providence, is under contract with Routledge. He is grant co-author and project editor for the $300,000 translation grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Karl Barth Translator’s Seminar. He is also developing a multi-volume project on Asian American theology. Chao is a graduate of Yale University (BA), Regent College (MDiv), and Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM, PhD). He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Association for Asian American Studies. Chao has a wide range of pastoral experience with Chinese American, Korean American, and Pan-Asian churches and ministries and is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Dr. David C. Chao is director of the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Asian American theology, organizes academic programs in Asian American theology and ministry, and mentors Asian and Asian American students. His research and writing focus on Asian American theology, the uses of Christian doctrine for liberation, the convergence and divergence of Protestant and Catholic dogmatics, and the theology of Karl Barth. Chao has a wide range of pastoral experience with Chinese American, Korean American, and Pan-Asian churches and ministries and is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Join us in person at Princeton Theological Seminary

Location: Cooper Room, Erdman Center, 20 Library Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540. Parking is free at the Theodore Sedgwick Wright Library, 25 Library Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540. Click here for more details.

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Center for Asian American Christianity

The newly expanded Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary comes at a critical time in the life of Asian America. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial-ethnic demographic in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the persistence of anti-Asian racism. Moreover, minority and immigrant churches are poised to transform the face of Christianity in the United States in the next few decades. The Center for Asian American Christianity seeks to equip and empower the next generation of Asian American leaders for service in church, society, and academy.

Princeton Theological Seminary has been a leading voice in Asian American theology and ministry through the work of Professor Emeritus Sang Hyun Lee, the Center for Asian American Christianity, and the establishment of the Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American Theology.