10 Tips for Being a Good Ally

This past weekend, I  had the privilege of spending a few days with the folks at the  2014 Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, CO. Along with some truly gifted thinkers and theologies, I was one of the 21 main speakers tasked with bringing a “big idea” to the event. The only requirement was that whatever [Read More…]

Jane Lui and Friends Cover TLC’s Waterfall

h/t: AngryAsianMan Arghhh . . . why did I not know about Jane Lui before now? *hangs head in shame* Better late than never. From her website bio: “I’m can be pretty shy, and learned that I feel most earnest and outgoing in music. More than anything, I want to be honest in music; it [Read More…]

10 Ways to Disconnect from the Next Generation of Progressives

A few weeks ago, I posted this video made by and for some friends of mine: I have been thinking about this video a great deal when it comes to staying connected to that “next” generation of progressive minds and hearts. Now I realize that there are many ways to define both “progressive” as well [Read More…]

FREE DOWNLOAD and My Interview with Leslie Rodriguez of Humming House

In 2009 I had the privilege of meeting Leslie Rodriguez at a collegiate event at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. Leslie was a member of the music team and I was one of the speakers. I remember having some great conversations about the state of the church, issues of justice and life in general. [Read More…]

A Generation Asks: WTF?

And now a message from the millennials… Wait, what?!?!? But, we thought you were going to fix everything . . . One of the reasons that my wife and I have committed to raising our kids in San Francisco is because we want them to be surrounded by people and perspectives like this: creative, passionate [Read More…]

UPDATED (11/21): Join me in Philippines — Tragedy, Beauty, Complexity

As some of you know, am in the Philippines on a month-long teaching assignment at The Silliman University Divinity School. This was made possible by a new partnership between Silliman University, the Presbyterian Church (USA) World Mission Office and The United Church of Christ in the Philippines. I am based out of Dumaguete City, one [Read More…]

Book Excerpt: He’s a different kind of Black

Below is an excerpt from my new Kickstarted book, But I Don’t See You as Asian: curating Conversations about Race. As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban; the high school I attended was [Read More…]

An open letter to myself about being a man

Original post on www.reyes-chow.com. Dear Me, Pardon the profanity, but it’s time that you got your shit together. Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . as the father of three girls, raised by a kick-ass mother and always surrounded by powerful women, you have always fancied yourself a fairly liberated male and one of the “good” [Read More…]

Confession of a Christian in the United States

Originally posted on 01.24.13 on reyes-chow.com. As I scanned my newsfeed this morning, I had another one of those, “No duh, Bruce.” moments. Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I am a citizen of the United States of America. As a Christian — I believe that we must love and serve one another: the stranger, the enemy, the prisoner, the [Read More…]

My Interview with MaryAnn McKibben Dana about “Sabbath in the Suburbs”

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time. I have met MaryAnn a handful of times in [Read More…]