Honoring the Generations

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In this intentionally grounded and richly theological volume, the editors bring together diverse leaders from pulpit and academy alike to explore the opportunities for ministry in an Asian North American Christian community that is increasingly challenged by a generation gap, not so much between age groups but between first-generation immigrants and the second- and third-generations. Contributors include Peter Cha, John Chung, Mitchell Kim, Sam Kim, David Lee, Grace May, Nancy Sugikawa, Gideon Tsang, Tim Seng, ...

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Overview

In this intentionally grounded and richly theological volume, the editors bring together diverse leaders from pulpit and academy alike to explore the opportunities for ministry in an Asian North American Christian community that is increasingly challenged by a generation gap, not so much between age groups but between first-generation immigrants and the second- and third-generations. Contributors include Peter Cha, John Chung, Mitchell Kim, Sam Kim, David Lee, Grace May, Nancy Sugikawa, Gideon Tsang, Tim Seng, Jonathan Wu, Greg Yee, and Peter Yi.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817017064
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Sydney Park, MDiv, ThM, PhD, is a Bible scholar and Assistant Professor of Divinity at Besson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. She also ministered in Korean-American churches for eleven years. Dr. Park is the author of The Concept of Submission within the Godhead and the Church in Philippians (T & T Clark, 2007) and co-author of The Post Racial Church: A Biblical Framework for Multiethnic Reconciliation (Kregel, 2011).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Ken Uyeda Fong vii

Editors' Preface ix

Introduction Peter T. Cha Al Tizon xiii

1 Theology of the Household of God: Identity and Function of Christ's Body in Ephesians M. Sydney Park 1

Part 1 From Generation to Generation

2 Intergenerational Ministry: Why Bother? Mitchell Kim David Lee 21

3 The Disillusioned Generation: Ecclesiology from the Margins Gideon Tsang Soong-Chan Rah 39

4 Now-Generation Ministry Sam S. Kim M. Sydney Park 59

Part 2 Ministry Issues

5 Forming "Grace-Full" Pastors Peter T. Cha Greg J. Yee 81

6 The Way Home: Brothers and Sisters Serving Together Grace Y. May Peter K. Yi 100

7 Formation of Servants in God's Household Nancy Sugikawa M. Sydney Park 120

8 Children of Light: Following Jesus in Public Life Timothy Tseng Jonathan Wu 148

9 Extending Grace and Reconciliation: From Broken Households to the Ends of the Earth John E. Chung Al Tizon 169

Conclusion: Moving Forward and Outward Soong-Chan Rah 197

Afterword Biak Mang 203

About the Contributors 205

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