51 episodes

A podcast for Progressive Asian American Christians and other like minded individuals to share progressive views on theology and how we understand the world and faith through it.

The PAAC Podcast Lydia Suh, Liz Lin, & David Chang

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

A podcast for Progressive Asian American Christians and other like minded individuals to share progressive views on theology and how we understand the world and faith through it.

    Just Smash it Down a Little (Ep. 50)

    Just Smash it Down a Little (Ep. 50)

    In the last episode, Melissa and Serena Cerezo-Poon shared their conception journey. In today’s episode, we fast forward to parenting. How are Serena and Melissa raising their child? How do they handle division of labor or outside gender expectations? As they discuss, in some ways same-sex parenting can be super ordinary, and yet they also appreciate how much they inspire others who want to raise children of their own. Thank you again Serena and Melissa for sharing a snapshot of your life with us, and for the many ways you are role models not just for Nemo but for the rest of us! And thank you everyone for listening!
    Music:
    tubebackr - District 19
    DayFox & BraveLion - Soulmates
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
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    "We, the undersigned, united as people of faith, the Asian diaspora, and the spiritual descendants of Asian American activists, choose to write this letter to you, because silence is complicity. We refuse to be complicit in harming your collective communities.” - A Letter to Our Black Siblings, in Solidarity 

    • 26 min
    What We Take For Granted: Same Sex Pregnancy (Ep. 49)

    What We Take For Granted: Same Sex Pregnancy (Ep. 49)

    Imagine you and your same sex partner decide you want to conceive a child. Navigating the world of fertility options can quickly become a minefield -- from finding the right doctor, to interpreting insurance coverage, to understanding state-by-state legal challenges. And that's all before the expensive and sometimes heart-rending process of IUI or IVF.
    Melissa and Serena Cerezo-Poon are veterans of this experience, and have come out the other side with their beautiful child. In this episode, they go into detail about their conception journey, hard choices they had to make, and what did and didn't help them get pregnant. Thank you Serena and Melissa for your willingness to be transparent about what remains a murky and confusing topic.
    Also in this episode, Ophelia Hu Kinney makes her debut as co-host along with Liz. Welcome to the podcasting team, Ophelia! Thank you for your thought provoking questions. And thank you everyone for listening!
    Music:
    tubebackr - District 19
    DayFox & BraveLion - Soulmates
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
    Find a church: http://facebook.us14.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bc0a8e9d2aee28bedcc83bd31&id=0d8addffbf&e=bca77d3fa9
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/28gBg1ifrsxAD8ZM1jrzH2?si=Us_mUbbcQJmiSaWWY0z9zg
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    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iuufwrbkq6dp7eewr3xodbnvfyq
    “With any of the insurance coverage, they want you to do your own ‘trying’ for a year before you’re diagnosed with fertility issues. As a lesbian couple, how the hell are you supposed to do that?” - Tatiana Quiroga, https://www.fastcompany.com/90378575/it-cost-more-than-180000-to-start-our-family

    • 49 min
    Moral Injury (Ep. 48)

    Moral Injury (Ep. 48)

    cw: language, racism 
    When Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock was riding the school bus in first grade, a girl stabbed her in the back of her head with a pencil and said, "Don't you ever do that again to me, you dirty Jap." From that dramatic introduction to the United States, Dr. Brock settled into her childhood on a military base in Kansas, before eventually making her way into college and graduate school in California.
    Dr. Brock's work on moral injury couldn't be more relevant in the time of a pandemic. Her vivid stories of her childhood, activism, worship, and scholarship are just the thing for curling up and listening. Thank you Liz for your great questions, Dr. Brock for sharing your time with us, and thank you everyone for listening!
    Music:
    Waimis - Parting Ways
    Ikson - Coastline
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
    Find a church: http://facebook.us14.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bc0a8e9d2aee28bedcc83bd31&id=0d8addffbf&e=bca77d3fa9
    Subscribe to the podcast!
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paac-podcast/id1243306853
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/28gBg1ifrsxAD8ZM1jrzH2?si=Us_mUbbcQJmiSaWWY0z9zg
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/david-chang/the-paac-podcast
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iuufwrbkq6dp7eewr3xodbnvfyq
    “No human being can find their way to a new moral identity alone. We become moral people through the love and guidance of our families, and communities from the moment we are born.” - Dr. Rita Brock

    • 53 min
    An Insult to God (Ep. 47)

    An Insult to God (Ep. 47)

    Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock was the first Asian American woman to earn a doctorate in theology. As Liz notes in this episode, she is one of the godmothers of the Progressive Asian American Christian movement. In this wide ranging interview, Dr. Brock discusses why the traditional view of substitutionary atonement is an insult to God, how the view actually emerged during the first Crusade in the year 1098, and how progressive Christians can find hope especially in the time of Easter. Thank you for listening!
    Music:
    AWN - Nouvelle Lune
    Jlsmri - A New Way
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
    Find a church: http://facebook.us14.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bc0a8e9d2aee28bedcc83bd31&id=0d8addffbf&e=bca77d3fa9
    Subscribe to the podcast!
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paac-podcast/id1243306853
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/28gBg1ifrsxAD8ZM1jrzH2?si=Us_mUbbcQJmiSaWWY0z9zg
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/david-chang/the-paac-podcast
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iuufwrbkq6dp7eewr3xodbnvfyq
    “The spark of love is the spark of divinity in us that keeps us alive.” - Rita Brock

    • 51 min
    Just Present Moments (Ep. 46)

    Just Present Moments (Ep. 46)

    While other young adults flocked to flashy praise bands and motivational preachers, Surani Joshua found herself drawn to the unprogrammed worship of the Quaker faith. In this episode, Surani discusses her experience as a Sri Lankan American growing up in Arizona and Virginia, her journey in math education, and living in the present moment as a foster parent. Thank you Surani for your tireless work as a moderator and for sharing your story with us!  
    This is the last of our moderators series. Don't forget you can always support your tireless moderators through the links below. (Buy them a boba!)
    Venmo: @PAAC-ModAppreciationFund
    Paypal: paacmods@gmail.com
    Music:
    Milky Way - Joakim Karud
    Rainbow - JayJen
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
    Find a church: http://facebook.us14.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bc0a8e9d2aee28bedcc83bd31&id=0d8addffbf&e=bca77d3fa9
    Subscribe to the podcast!
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paac-podcast/id1243306853
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/28gBg1ifrsxAD8ZM1jrzH2?si=Us_mUbbcQJmiSaWWY0z9zg
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/david-chang/the-paac-podcast
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iuufwrbkq6dp7eewr3xodbnvfyq

    • 50 min
    Rigidity Falls Away (Ep. 45)

    Rigidity Falls Away (Ep. 45)

    cw: eating disorders and domestic violence
    Gloria Hu grew up a Taiwanese-Canadian in a majority-minority suburb of Toronto, with a Mormon father and Presbyterian mother, eventually migrating into the United Church of Canada. In this episode, Gloria gets personal about how recovering from her eating disorder coincided with letting go of the rigidity of evangelicalism, why therapy based around Intensive Outpatient Treatment was for her a game changer, and discusses her doctoral research on religion and religiosity as a predictor of health as well as potential intimate partner violence among Asian Americans.
    Gloria also shares her painful but necessary experience of creating distance and setting boundaries with family members and the moment she realized something needed to change.
    Thank you Gloria for your willingness to share your riveting story as well as for everything you do for PAAC. And thank you everyone for listening!
    Support the moderators!
    Venmo: @PAAC-ModAppreciationFund
    Paypal: paacmods@gmail.com
    Music:
    AWN - Nouvelle Lune
    Waimis - Parting Ways
    PAAC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressiveAAchristians
    Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAACpodcast/
    Twitter: @paachristians
    Email: admin @ paachristians . org
    Find a church: http://facebook.us14.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bc0a8e9d2aee28bedcc83bd31&id=0d8addffbf&e=bca77d3fa9
    Subscribe to the podcast!
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paac-podcast/id1243306853
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/28gBg1ifrsxAD8ZM1jrzH2?si=Us_mUbbcQJmiSaWWY0z9zg
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/david-chang/the-paac-podcast
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iuufwrbkq6dp7eewr3xodbnvfyq

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Ezrajustin ,

Great podcast

Have really been enjoying this podcast for some time now. Lovely to hear progressive Asian Christian perspectives and thought

Ucbsph ,

Must listen

For any PAAC.

J_Calhoun ,

Thank you for being a lifeline for PAAC people!

Thank you for being a lifeline for PAAC people!

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