Churches, Cultures & Leadership


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Jeremy Lin, ESPN, and Ways for Discussing Culture

Churches can take advantage of what is happening in our culture and media as a way to prompt discussions and reflection. This article on the Relevant Magazine site about Jeremy Lin can help shape a conversation. By connecting with the … Read the Post

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Online: Resources for Multicultural Ministries

The New Culture From the website: “Our website…has become one of the most visited sites on the internet for Christians seeking Bible-based resources on multi-ethnic topics. It is packed full of free resources and links to over 600 books, articles, … Read the Post

Posted in: Online Resources, Part I: Theology and Context, Part III: Leadership, Communication and Change

National Association of Korean Americans

The National Association of Korean Americans was founded after the 1992 Los Angeles riots to create a multigenerational forum to promote communication and justice concerning civil rights and relationships with other ethnic groups, and to address U.S. relations with the … Read the Post

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By engaging ethnic histories and hearing personal autobiographies we are participating in God's creative work of shaping and reshaping church life and mission.

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Part I: Theology and Context

Using the frameworks of practical theology and missional ecclesiology, we provide an introduction to the work of leadership and to social theory, including matters of social contexts, cultural variables, and ethnic identity.

Part II: Sociocultural Perspectives

Cultural anthropology provides insights into social power and human dynamics that vary among cultures. Topics include worldviews, relationships, identity, language, and perception and thinking.

Part III: Leadership, Communication and Change

We need to develop the skills and capacities for communication and leadership in intercultural settings in order to engage the challenges of church life and mission in multicultural contexts.


We are assembling resources for pastors, professors, and students -- websites, cinema, documentaries, group exercises, books, and Bible studies.