Dialogues in Asian American Theology and Ministry

Being Asian American Theologically

Featuring Dr. Daniel D. Lee

March 7, 2023 • 3:30–5:00 PM EST • Hybrid Event

Center for Asian American Christianity

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Dialogues in Asian American Theology and Ministry

Being Asian American Theologically

In this lecture Dr. Lee poses being Asian American theologically as a critical vocation of Asian American churches, beyond being so culturally and socially. Without receiving and owning this core calling, Asian American churches too easily can fall into the temptation of being merely a community center, squandering our unique and crucial place in American Christianity. Being Asian American theologically involves an interdisciplinary task that is dynamic and fluid, always attending to the move and work of God in our communities.

Featured Speaker

Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Daniel Lee

Academic Dean of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry

Dr. Daniel D. Lee serves as the founding academic dean of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry and assistant professor of Theology and Asian American Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has served in a number of ministry contexts, including campus ministry, chaplaincy, Korean immigrant church, pan-Asian ministry, and multi-ethnic churches. He is also the author of Doing Asian American Theology: A Contextual Framework for Faith and Practice (IVP Academic), Double Particularity: Karl Barth, Contextuality, and the Asian American Theology (Fortress), and various book chapters and articles.

Dr. Daniel D. Lee serves as the founding academic dean of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry and assistant professor of Theology and Asian American Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has served in a number of ministry contexts, including campus ministry, chaplaincy, Korean immigrant church, pan-Asian ministry, and multi-ethnic churches. He is also the author of Doing Asian American Theology: A Contextual Framework for Faith and Practice (IVP Academic), Double Particularity: Karl Barth, Contextuality, and the Asian American Theology (Fortress), and various book chapters and articles.

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).

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.