I am passionate about highlighting and promoting AAPI Christian voices in the Church, especially because it is so hard to find. …


I spent January tweeting (@joshswu) analysis of survey data about the gender norms of evangelical men. Using data from the 2020 Nationscape study, I was able to analyze attitudes based on a representative sample of around 23,000 self-identified evangelical men.

I hoped to find that evangelicals, especially evangelical men, had…


It seems that that every four years, the church is shocked to realize that so many Christians are political, care about elections, and are passionate about politics. While there is discipleship and intentionality in exploring how faith shapes almost every other aspect of life, how faith should shape politics and…


Christians often say, or are caricatured to say, that they will support any candidate as long as he or she is pro-life, that abortion is the issue that trumps all other political considerations, and that all pro-life Christians are Republicans because the Republican party is the pro-life party.

But the…


Growing up in Asian and White church spaces, politics was rarely discussed. When it was, it was almost always implicitly and sometimes explicitly claimed that to be God-fearing was to be Republican.


The contemporary debate over whether or not Christians should engage in social justice is not novel to our generation. Disagreement about Gospel versus justice, Gospel over justice, or Gospel and justice has been a hallmark of the church in America since colonial days. In learning how the Puritans endorsed an…


Today, there is much anxiety, concern, and fear that secular theories like cultural Marxism, critical race theory, and intersectionality are invading the sacred of the church. But I did not learn that our current “entanglement” with secular political thought pales in comparison to the comprehensive embrace of secular Enlightenment philosophy…


I did not know that Puritans owned slaves until I was in my 30s.

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Having grown up in church my whole life, including spending a year in New England public schools and reading about Puritans in both English literature and theology settings, I never learned that the Puritans owned slaves…


I grew up in the Church and Christian circles my whole life. Literally. In Taiwan, we lived on the top floor of a multi-story building while the church my father pastored in was on the first few floors. For most of my childhood, my parents were teaching in or attending…

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