#022: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

#022: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the second part of my talk that I gave at Harvest Church of God in Dallas, TX. The talk was entitled, “6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church” based in 2…

IS YOUR SOUTH ASIAN CHURCH ETHNOCENTRIC OR ETHNIC-SPECIFIC?

IS YOUR SOUTH ASIAN CHURCH ETHNOCENTRIC OR ETHNIC-SPECIFIC?

I’ve heard many of my peers talk about the relevance and effectiveness of the South Asian Church.  Should the South Asian church exist?  Is it a broken model of church?  Should we just give up? These are important questions. However, I…

#021: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 1 of 2) [PODCAST]

#021: 6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church (Part 1 of 2) [PODCAST]

For this session, you will be listening to the  first part of my talk that I gave at Harvest Church of God in Dallas, TX. The talk was entitled, “6 Keys to Become a Transformational South Asian Church” based in 2…

10 STATEMENTS I WISH EVERY SOUTH ASIAN PASTOR WOULD SAY

10 STATEMENTS I WISH EVERY SOUTH ASIAN PASTOR WOULD SAY

I believe South Asian pastors play an important role in shaping the cultural and spiritual landscape of South Asian Americans. Their words can inspire or discourage the gifts and passions of the next generation. Unfortunately, I’ve heard my fair share…

4 CRUCIAL STEPS FOR NEXT-GENERATION SOUTH ASIAN LEADERS

4 CRUCIAL STEPS FOR NEXT-GENERATION SOUTH ASIAN LEADERS

It is exciting to see young next-generation South Asian leaders take positions of influence in churches across the nation! However, I am saddened when I notice these leaders participate in the destructive behaviors of the previous generation. I’m shocked when…

10 WAYS TO BRIDGE THE GENERATIONAL GAP AT YOUR SOUTH ASIAN CHURCH

10 WAYS TO BRIDGE THE GENERATIONAL GAP AT YOUR SOUTH ASIAN CHURCH

There is a problem in the South Asian (SA) church. It is the generational gap. Unfortunately, most church leaders are not paying attention to the generational gap between SA Immigrants and SA Americans. If church leaders do not address this…

5 INSIGHTFUL QUESTIONS FOR THE SOUTH ASIAN FAMILY

5 INSIGHTFUL QUESTIONS FOR THE SOUTH ASIAN FAMILY

I’ve been thinking a lot about family life lately. Andy Stanley’s sermon series, “Future Family”, Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Parenting, Michael Hyatt’s podcast episode about affirming your spouse, and my church’s recent family retreat has really inspired me to think…

10 FAVORITE MOMENTS AT SOUTH ASIAN INTERVARSITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

10 FAVORITE MOMENTS AT SOUTH ASIAN INTERVARSITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

I had the privilege of teaching at the 3rd South Asian InterVarsity Leadership Institute on August 1-5, 2014. It was one of my favorite moments in college ministry. The sharpest South Asian student leaders from all over the United States…

REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT TRAGEDIES

REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT TRAGEDIES

In the past few months, 10 reported South Asian college students from seven different university campuses died from tragedies ranging from traffic accidents to alleged murders (Harvard, USF, Virginia Tech, SIU-Carbondale, NYIT, Rice, and UT-Dallas). My deepest condolences go out…

HOW TO REACH SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY (AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT)

HOW TO REACH SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT)

South Asian Americans are the American-born children of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, and/or Bhutan. These young men and women are headed to the university campus in droves.  South Asian American university students are graduating to…

HOW TO IMPROVE SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN GENDER DYNAMICS IN 6 SPECIFIC WAYS

HOW TO IMPROVE SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN GENDER DYNAMICS IN 6 SPECIFIC WAYS

Let’s be honest. There are unspoken rules when it comes to gender dynamics in the South Asian community. Men get several privileges while women do not. Talented women are treated differently because they don’t fit into a stereotypical mold. Our…