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Third Culture

Third Culture looks at matters of faith from the multicultural and minority perspective.
Peter Chin

Peter W. Chin is the pastor of Rainier Avenue Church and author of Blindsided By God. His advocacy work for racial reconciliation has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, and the Washington Post.

The Problem with 'Mad Max' FeminismThe Problem with 'Mad Max' Feminism
Is men’s propensity for violence really something to be imitated?
How Hurt Pastors Hurt PeopleHow Hurt Pastors Hurt People
Some people try to hurt pastors, but most do not. Every person deserves the chance to prove that they are the latter and not the former.
How to Destroy Your PastorHow to Destroy Your Pastor
What threatens pastors most is not the attack that comes from outside the church, but the criticisms of cliques from within.
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part TwoRaising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part Two
What does it mean to be both a peacemaker and a parent at the same time? A guest post from Russell Jeung.
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part OneRaising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part One
Following Jesus may put us in harm's way. But we should never be alone in that endeavor. A guest post from Russell Jeung.
We Are More Than '21'We Are More Than '21'
The '21' showed us that despite our differences, we are one family in Christ.
Piety in the #Ashtag EraPiety in the #Ashtag Era
Jesus never said, "When you give, make sure to use a hashtag to let other people know."
Dancing With CancerDancing With Cancer
Suffering and joy are not mutually exclusive. God can be present in both. An excerpt from Peter's book.
When You Don't Know What God Is Up ToWhen You Don't Know What God Is Up To
Sometimes all you need to know that a gift is good is to know Who gave it to you.
The Day I Became a ManSubscriber Access OnlyThe Day I Became a Man
There is a time for lament, and a time for lament to cease. An excerpt from Peter's new book.
Miscarriage, and Our Love Affair With EuphemismSubscriber Access OnlyMiscarriage, and Our Love Affair With Euphemism
A excerpt from Peter's upcoming book, Blindsided By God
When Disappointment Is The Best Thing For UsSubscriber Access OnlyWhen Disappointment Is The Best Thing For Us
Disappointment really hurts. But perhaps it hurts for an important reason.
Making Room For Those With NoneSubscriber Access OnlyMaking Room For Those With None
We all know there was no room for Christ at the inn. But is it the same in our own lives? A guest post by Sherry Woods
Please Stop Asking 'But What About...?'Subscriber Access OnlyPlease Stop Asking 'But What About...?'
True sympathy is wonderful. Playing one form of suffering against another is not.
How To Be A Christlike AllySubscriber Access OnlyHow To Be A Christlike Ally
Many of us want to be allies to our African American brothers and sisters but don't know how. The incarnation of Jesus shows us the way.
Ferguson, Church, and Continuing the ConversationFerguson, Church, and Continuing the Conversation
How can we continue the conversation on race in every season? A guest post by Rich Villodas
America the Beautiful, America the ViolentSubscriber Access OnlyAmerica the Beautiful, America the Violent
Ferguson may be about race, but it is also about violence. And we should have something to say about both.
Asking 'Why Me, God?' But in a Different WaySubscriber Access OnlyAsking 'Why Me, God?' But in a Different Way
The question "Why me, God?" can be a lament, but also an expression of gratitude.
No Such Thing As Convenient ChristianitySubscriber Access OnlyNo Such Thing As Convenient Christianity
Convenience is deeply engrained in American life. But it has no place in the life of faith.
What It's Like to Be Third Culture, and Why It Matters to the ChurchSubscriber Access OnlyWhat It's Like to Be Third Culture, and Why It Matters to the Church
The cultural terrain immigrants must navigate is difficult, but is also a source of strength.
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How Race Complicates the Latest LifeWay Debate
Challenging the Narrative: How Race Complicates the Latest LifeWay Debate
Black Southern Baptists weigh in on the issues around removing Sho Baraka’s album.
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