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…]

Why this Presbyterian Signed An Open Letter from the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Others who have since blogged about the letter: Angry Asian Man, Kathy Khang, Rachel Held Evans, Elder,J, rethinkxian, Dora, AsAm News, Evangelical Covenant Church, NPR Codeswitch and The Christian Post — Please let me know if you know of others and I’ll update this list. And if you are seeing this for the first time, be sure to check out, The Open [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…]

“But, I Don’t See You as Asian” has been released.

I will be doing a grand announcement over on www.reyes-chow.com later this week, but wanted to give a heads up to my Patheos readers about the my new book, But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race now available in on Amazon and for the Nook. There will be more to come, but in [Read More…]

My First Kickstarter Project – A Book on Race

I am diving in and writing about what feeds my soul and gives me hope: race. For the read the full story and become a backer – CLICK HERE. [Read more…]

What Historically White Denominations Can Learn From the Republican Party

The day after election night is like Christmas morning for bloggers and political pundits. Like eager children we come bounding down the stairs ready to rip open and reflect on wins, losses, gaffes and funnies left on the hearth of election night. Oh but where to start? I think I’ll start with race. For as much as [Read More…]

“To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy…” Bruce Lee

This morning this picture flashed up on my FB Stream from The Official Bruce Lee Facebook Page. It is a postcard written to Bruce Lee’s future wife, Linda, just a few weeks after they started dating. In case you can’t read what it says, To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than [Read More…]

Review of “White Flour” by David LaMotte and Jenn Hales

Most people know David as a singer, songwriter, peacemaker, activist and author. And over the past 15+ years, I am grateful to have come to call him a friend, but David’s real mark on my life is as the soundtrack that was played during the birth of all three of my daughters. As refrains of [Read More…]

Why Do All Asians Look the Same?

This morning, my family engaged in one of our all-time favorite activities, watching the United States Women’s National Soccer Team play. Today we cheered on from our living-from the United States as they beat North Korea 1-0 in the first round of 2012 Olympic play. Watching the USWNT play over the past few years has [Read More…]

Book Review: Making Paper Cranes by Mihee Kim-Kort

Making Paper Cranes Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology by Mihee Kim-Kort [Mihee on Twitter] Pre-order on Amazon First, Mihee is a friend and colleague. Second, I am in awe of my friend and colleague. When I review a book by a friend, I am always a little nervous. What if it isn’t very good? [Read More…]