17 episodes

By, for, and about Asian American Christians, the Reclaim Podcast is the official podcast of the Asian American Christian Collaborative.

The Reclaim Podcast AACC

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

By, for, and about Asian American Christians, the Reclaim Podcast is the official podcast of the Asian American Christian Collaborative.

    Cultural Identity and the Origins of Asian America

    Cultural Identity and the Origins of Asian America

    What is the story of Asian America? Jane Hong sits down with Raymond Chang and Michelle Ami Reyes to talk about the roots of the term “Asian American,” the impact of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act on Asian immigration, and what kinds of changes can be made to immigration today.
    Jane Hong is associate professor of history at Occidental College. She received her PhD in history from Harvard University and is the author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion, published by UNC Press in 2019. Her current project considers how post-1965 Asian immigration changed US evangelical institutions and politics. The book, under contract with Oxford University Press, connects two historical developments rarely considered together: the rise of the Religious Right and the effects of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Born and raised in the New York City area, Hong now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
    Learn more about Jane Hong at
    https://twitter.com/janehongphd
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound Engineers: Iris Kim, Sean Kim
    Coordinator Grace Liu

    • 44 min
    Cultural Identity and the Silencing of Asian American Women

    Cultural Identity and the Silencing of Asian American Women

    Author and speaker Tiffany Bluhm joins Raymond Chang and Michelle Ami Reyes to talk about how Scripture helps us deconstruct harmful ideologies and practices that silence Asian American women. In their conversation, they talk about Tiffany’s book, “Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell The Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up!”, and what it looks like for Asian American women to truly thrive and be heard.
    Tiffany Bluhm is the author of She Dreams and Never Alone and their companion Bible studies. She is cohost of the podcast Why Tho and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Her work has been featured in World Vision magazine and on the YouVersion Bible app, the Hallmark Channel, and the Jenny McCarthy Show. She leads an engaged audience of 50,000 followers online and is committed to encouraging people of faith to live with conviction, substance, and grace. As a minority, immigrant woman with an interracial family, Bluhm is passionate about inviting all to the table of faith, equality, justice, and dignity. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound engineers: Ashley Hong, Sean Kim
    Coordinator: Grace Liu

    • 32 min
    Cultural Identity and Asian American Stereotypes

    Cultural Identity and Asian American Stereotypes

    What should we know about Asian American stereotypes and how can we deconstruct them? Raymond Chang and Michelle Ami Reyes talk with Sherrene Delong about the model minority myth and perpetual foreigner stereotype, and how we can reclaim our cultural identities as individuals and communities.
    Sherrene DeLong (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is working on a PhD in higher education at Azusa Pacific University. She is a contributor to All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church and Hear Us Emmanuel: Another Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, and has written for TGC, the enCourage blog, Made for Pax, and elsewhere. Sherrene works at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She enjoys handwriting letters and having too many books to read.
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound engineer: Iris Kim, Sean Kim
    Coordinator Grace Liu

    • 37 min
    Cultural Identity as Resistance

    Cultural Identity as Resistance

    How can our cultural identity inform our resistance to the status quo? Is there a biblical precedent for reclaiming cultural identity? Raymond Chang and Michelle Reyes talk to Robert Chao Romero, author of the upcoming book Brown Church (InterVarsity Press), about the role of the church planting in advancing justice and what it means to have an ethos of compassion.
    Robert Chao Romero (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles; JD, University of California at Berkeley) is an associate professor in the Departments of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940, Jesus for Revolutionaries: An Introduction to Race, Social Justice, and Christianity, and Mixed Race Student Politics.
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound engineers: Ashley Hong, Sean Kim
    Coordinator Grace Liu

    • 37 min
    Cultural Identity and Embracing Our Roots

    Cultural Identity and Embracing Our Roots

    How do we construct our cultural identity? What does it mean to celebrate it? How does having a mixed ethnic identity contribute to our understanding of being Asian American? Ray and Michelle chat with Chandra Crane, author of Mixed Blessing, about cultural inheritance, multiethnicity, and reclaiming an Asian identity.
    Chandra Crane (B.S. Education, M.A. Ministry) is the Multiethnic Initiatives Mixed Ministry Coordinator with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a member of the multiethnic Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in a multiethnic/multicultural family in the Southwest and now happily transplanted to the Deep South, Chandra is passionate about diversity and family. She is a Regular Contributor for Dordt University’s In All Things and has written for The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and InterVarsity’s The Well. Chandra is the author of Mixed Blessing: Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity from InterVarsity Press (2020).
    Learn more about Chandra Crane:
    https://chandracrane.com
    Get your copy of Mixed Blessing and listen to Chandra on IVP’s Every Voice Now:
    https://www.ivpress.com/mixed-blessing
    https://www.ivpress.com/every-voice-now/podcast/season-1/episode-2
    Stay connected with the AACC
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound engineers: Iris Kim, Sean Kim
    Coordinator Grace Liu

    • 40 min
    Cultural Identity and Family Ties

    Cultural Identity and Family Ties

    How do we navigate the cultural differences between our parents, our children, and us? What kinds of bonds exist between first- and second-generation Asian Americans? What kinds of disconnections arise? Ray and Michelle sit down with Tasha Jun to talk about family history, reclaiming her Korean American identity, and the role of cultural identity in her adoption journey.
    Tasha Jun is a melancholy dreamer, a biracial Korean American storyteller, wife to Matt, and mama to three little warriors. As long as she can remember, she’s lived and stood in places where cultures collide. Writing has always been the way God has led her towards home and the hope of shalom. You can find her on Instagram (www.instagram.com/tashajunb), sign up to stay in touch and receive her free monthly notes on belonging, cultural identity, life, and faith here (https://mailchi.mp/97f670c037aa/notesfromtasha) and find more of her writing over at tashajun.com.
    Stay connected with the AACC
    Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @aachristcollab
    https://asianamericanchristiancollaborative.com
    Support our GoFundMe campaign
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    Credits
    Hosts: Raymond Chang, Michelle Reyes
    Sound Engineers: Ashley Hong, Sean Kim
    Coordinator: Grace Liu

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Grace808089 ,

Encouraging, motivating

I’m an Asian-American woman in a predominantly white community. This podcast helps me feel seen and stay connected to like-minded (justice-minded) people! Grateful for the work of the AACC!

SarahGuerrero ,

Really helpful

I just listened to the episode on Critical Race Theory, and it was SO good. The hosts and guest were thorough and knowledgeable and have such a good handle on what’s going on from a cultural perspective. I learned so much!

grmhl ,

Much needed

This podcast is the perfect intersection of faith and culture! It meets a unique need in the Christian space, giving voice to Asian American perspectives and experiences in light of Scripture.

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