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Greg Jao
Author: Your Mind's Mission & other books. Mission, race & leadership. And SFF. Sr. Assistant to the president of Tweets always personal
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Greg Jao 46s
What are some of the best books coming out soon? Amazon won't tell you, but has a great list (and has them on sale if you pre-order.) . Buy indie and support the cultural ecosystem a bit!
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Greg Jao 2h
Congratulations! So grateful for the vision, study, care, and passion in these books.
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Greg Jao 2h
Finally, for pre-1965 immigrants who faced lynching, race riots, and violence (and lived through Japanese internment): How did these create a culture of silence/acquiescence? But I'm not a specialist (or even a generalist with some knowledge here. Only musings.
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Greg Jao 2h
I also think that the desire to "make it" -- and the way that affects the vocational dreams for their kids -- tends to encourage low social-risk taking (although open to high economic risk-taking). Don't rock the boat.
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Greg Jao 2h
And, wondering whether Asian seminaries (or US seminaries) offer any coursework on politics and theology; and how profoundly conservative most immigrant churches are -- in part because they're trying to retain the 1950s/60s culture the current "elders" remember from home
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Greg Jao 2h
Also: how many Chinese churches are pre-trib dispensationalist (and how that can gut political protest); about how English fluency (or its lack) might make political engagement more difficult; about how many of them still think of Asia as "home" -- which changes things
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Greg Jao 2h
Uhhh.... I'm wondering about what said about immigration & the push toward assimilation; about pre-1965 immigrants (and the undocumented now) who were/are in survival mode); about post-65 immigrants who had more education & status (and want status quo)...
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Greg Jao 10h
Struck, impressed, humbled, and convicted by the way Christians (I suspect pretty conservatives ones, given what I know about the situation) in Hong King are so active and engaged. What’s different about US Chinese Christians?
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Greg Jao 22h
Thanks, David, for the kind words.
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Greg Jao 23h
Every Christian tradition is losing young adults, although at different rates. There’s no space for superiority, only engagement, reflection, repentance (where necessary), and fidelity. Committed to work through to turn the tide.
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Greg Jao Aug 17
Always appreciate the insights of . Here’s a wise thread about preaching, church, politics and Jesus. Sometimes we tackle things directly, and sometimes not.
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Greg Jao Aug 17
Grateful for the work of , , and other groups that invest in arts and artists as artists.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
Replying to @sarahmccammon
Thankful for your religion reporting — and the sacrifices that make it possible.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
Replying to @samhaist
I think you really want it tattooed on the foreheads of the people you’re with. Though it’d be a good reminder for the people who are with you, I guess.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
I’m grateful your FIL at least wanted you to eat with your husband — as opposed to wanting to eat with your husband without you! (But also see the control being exerted on when and with whom you should eat.) But also appreciate and respect the things you were balancing
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Greg Jao Aug 16
Not to justify the husband's choices but maybe to enter into that thought world more. One takeaway I had on this story: To be cautious in assuming the sacrifices I (as an individual) am willing to make for my parents are the sacrifices my wife/children should make.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
I'm imagining (a) widowed mom, (b) newly immigrated from Asia, (c) short-term stay (or ailing and declining), (d) with no English-language fluency, and (e) with no understanding of Western cultural norms for whom (f) this would have been the expected behavior.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
Replying to @spulliam
We're grateful too! So grateful for your work there!
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Greg Jao Aug 16
For real. I understand the bind, and I think there was a failure in discipleship at multiple levels at that church.
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Greg Jao Aug 16
I recall a friend telling the story of a mother-in-law who wouldn't let the daughter-in-law eat at the same table -- even though the MIL was staying with them. To me, that's a husband fail!
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