“Asian Americans and Missions: For Such A Time As This”
Alexander Jun PhD
Professor of Higher Education
Azusa Pacific University
Synopsis - “Asian Americans and Missions: For Such A Time As This”
In this session, we will discuss the complexities of being at one a model minority and perpetual foreigner as Asian Americans in the United States. We will discuss the liminality of identity and the dual burdens of being both ethnic minorities in North America, as well as Christian sojourners in a world that is not our ultimate home. We will conclude with a reframing of Asian American Christian identity that highlights the benefits of and providential purpose for God's grand design for being missional both locally and globally.
Dr. Jun is Professor of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. He conducts research on equity and justice in higher education and the evangelical church in the United States. He has authored numerous articles and books including, White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education(2018). He is a Ruling Elder at New Life Presbyterian Church in Fullerton, CA, and was Moderator of the 45th General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Alex and his wife Jeany have three children (two in college, 1 in high school). The Jun family lived and served with Mission to the World (MTW) in the Kingdom of Cambodia 2010-2013. He earned his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Southern California.