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By Debbie Gin

Can you be present to someone online? Can you practice presence online?

These are questions we’ve been asking in our work with theological schools. More officially, our
questions have centered around: Can people be formed online? (Formation can be about your spiritual
life, your faith, your pastoral skills, your intellectual skills or knowledge, your capacities for human character, your commitments to justice or social justice, etc., but this is for another blog post.) Whatever your context includes in “formation,” can that occur online? (more…)

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By Debbie Gin

“You can do anything, be anything you want.  You can even be the United States president.  You were born here.”  My father used to say this to his children, and, for a good part of my childhood, I believed every word of that mantra.  I don’t believe it now, but I often return to this string of sentiments and how they had a profound effect on my formation and sense of agency. (more…)

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By Wendy Choy-Chan

We have been studying the Book of Ruth this quarter.  Each week, we work on translating verses from Hebrew into English.  Our minds are filled with Hebrew vocabulary, parsing rules, chiastic structures, word plays, and other information that aims to help us interpret the book.   (more…)

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By Debbie Gin

My husband and I have a system worked out when we travel:  he drives while I navigate.  It’s worked well for us, as I love looking at maps and we both love exploring.  Mind you, I navigate the real way, not by turning on my phone’s voice-with-the-bad-British-accent, but by figuring out where we are and where we want to end up on the phone’s map and instructing my husband to turn left, right, or around.

On a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, we switched roles.  I drove while my husband navigated, and for various reasons, we encountered many obstacles and endured much internal (and external!) angst.  (more…)

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By Dr. Chloe Sun, Ph.D.

Looking back at my journey as a Chinese woman in ministry, I can summarize it in one word: challenging. So, I entitle this presentation “Against Overwhelming Odds: Chinese Women in Ministry.” I will be speaking primarily from my own personal experience, but I hope my experience will serve as a mirror reflecting other Chinese and Asian American women’s experience in ministry. (more…)

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