Churches, Cultures & Leadership


American Studies and Ethnicity

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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Books on American Studies and Ethnicity

We recommend these books on American studies and ethnicity. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Cornell, Stephen, and Douglas Hartmann. Ethnicity and Race. Newbury Park, Calif.: Pine Forge, 2007. Explores the various … 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.