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Recap: Asian American Theology and Ministry Colloquium

Watch Rev. Dr. Al Tizon's talk, "Identity Crisis: My Missionary Journey as a Filipino-American in Postcolonial Philippines"

The Rev. Dr. Al Tizon spoke to the Asian American Theology & Ministry Colloquium on October 28 about his background as a Filipino American and his mission work among poor communities in the Philippines. After growing up in the United States, Tizon learned to love his Filipino heritage while living in the Philippines, and he began to see how his experience was “distinctly shaped to challenge racism, classism, and bad mission practices.” Cultural hybridity, Tizon says, is a gift to the church, because “it positions us as Christians to bear witness to the whole gospel throughout the whole world.”

Tizon is an affiliate associate professor of missional and global leadership at North Park Theological Seminary, and he’s the author of Whole and Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World.

The colloquium was hosted by the Center for Asian American Christianity and co-sponsored by the Asian Association of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Korean Student Association.

Watch Tizon’s talk, titled “Identity Crisis: My Missionary Journey as a Filipino-American in Postcolonial Philippines,” below.

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