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Getting Wisdom

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By Diana Gee

Wisdom cries out in the street;
                        in the squares she raises her voice.
            At the busiest corner she cries out;
                        at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
            “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
            How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
                        and fools hate knowledge? 
                                                                 —Proverbs 1:20-22 (NRSV)

Ignorance is bliss, so they say. Watching the news while eating dinner can leave one feeling disgusted and nauseous. War, destruction, violence, hunger, fear… the list goes on. There are some things that I’d rather not know, some things that I’d rather not deal with. (more…)

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By Joy Wong

All my life, I have had an unexplainable aversion to large groups of Asian Americans.  For instance, when my husband Will wanted to check out a dumpling food truck that was swarming with Asian Americans, I felt a strong inner reluctance to approach that crowd.  Another example — when I first started college, I initially felt a repulsion to the Asian American campus fellowship.  Most of the time, I attributed this reaction to my introverted tendencies — but why the aversion to Asian Americans in particular?

It’s only recently that I’ve begun to unpack this strange reaction.  (more…)

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Hannah Lee is currently serving as Children’s Pastor at Korean Church of Southwest Los Angeles.  She also participates in a ministry called InnerChange in downtown LA, and works part-time at a missionary organization called KIBI (Korea-Israel Bible Institute).  She recently received a masters degree in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.  In her spare time, Hannah enjoys singing, dancing, hip-hop, and photography, especially photographing food. (more…)

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by Melanie Mar Chow

As noted on the introductory materials on this blog, AAWOL exists to “gather evangelical Asian American women for leadership renewal and development.” As I pondered what content to include, I realized that this blog can be a place for “cyber gathering” and, as such, a resource for leadership development.

“How?” you may ask.

As I mentioned in my previous post, AAWOL has been for me a place to explore the truth of what it means for Asian American women to serve in leadership. (more…)

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by Melanie Mar Chow

Being a presidential year, the stage is being set to revisit and regain what is truly “American”. In all the rhetoric, I find myself thinking about what is “truth” in all the promises.  Do you wonder what truth the new president’s promises will hold come January?

One “truth” I have struggled with for the past 30 years is why there are so many women absent from leadership positions in the church today. (more…)

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