After graduating and entering my first years as Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) staff, I found myself sharing with the men on my staff team that I had a “conviction” about women not initiating and therefore would never call them on the phone and would only return calls – even ministry-related business calls. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘women’s roles’
I walk each day as an Asian American Christian woman drifting between four separate worlds (Asian. American. Christian. Woman.). These worlds often have opposing values that affect my mindset and how I respond and make decisions.
I grew up in Boulder, CO one of a handful of Asian Americans in a graduating class of 650. My dad was a producer and director for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. When I was nine years old, he directed Romeo and Juliet and I would accompany him to the rehearsals. He mentioned in passing that I would never play the lead role of Juliet because I was Chinese. (more…)
By Christine Chou
What have you been learning lately?
I recently read a short article in the Biola University magazine entitled “Who’s Yo Mama?” in which Joseph Hellerman discusses the passage in Luke 11:27-28 in which a woman calls out to Jesus, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” Jesus replies, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Hellerman points out that the woman’s statement points to the patriarchal values at that time. (more…)
Posted in spotlight, tagged acculturation, assimilation, Confucianism, culture, expectations, family, filial piety, finding one's voice, guilt, healing, parents, shame, submission, women's roles on March 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Jessica Chen is a full-time doctoral student at Loma Linda in Marital & Family Therapy. She has an MFT degree from Fuller Theological Seminary as well as a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA. Her favorite food is “niu rou mien” (translation: beef noodle soup), and her favorite hobbies include calligraphy and spending time with Madeleine, her miniature schnauzer.
What are your ministry passions? How did you discern these passions in your life?
While growing up in a Taiwanese American church, I started mentoring sisters and seeing a lot of things I didn’t know how to address from a purely biblical point of view. (more…)
by Joy Wong
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have it all. You can have it all—you just can’t have it all at the same time.” A former female boss of mine used to quote this to me, and it always helped me adjust to the different transitions of my life, whether from college to post-college life, singleness to marriage, or moving from the east coast to the west coast. Whenever I found myself lamenting a loss of any kind, I often reminded myself that each stage in life had its own unique set of losses and blessings. (more…)
Posted in Debbie, tagged "two-fers", communism, economics, gender roles, inclusivity, marriage, partnership, quality of life, raising a family, societal well-being, women's roles on November 20, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
by Debbie Gin
Have you ever wondered why a lot of the work done by women doesn’t get much credit? (That is, unless it’s women doing “men’s” work.)
I grew up in a Korean American household, where my mom did almost everything at home – cooking, cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, trash, yard work, paying the bills, dishwashing, attending to kids’ needs, sewing kids’ clothes – and worked (more…)