It's Lonely Being a Liberal Asian-American Christian

by Liz Lin. HuffPost, January 9, 2017.

This article explores the intersection of Asian-American culture and Christianity, why many maintain conservative faith beliefs, and the dissonant experience of liberal Asian-Americans.


growing up as an Asian-American, social mores of Asian culture, inner conflict about identity and beliefs, finding a faith community

Best For

Christian multicultural congregations, anyone interested in cultural competence



Suggested Uses

  • Better understand your Asian-American friends by reading this article and discussing.
  • As you strive to become a multicultural congregation, encourage your leaders to read this article and discuss how it impacts your approach.

About the Contributor
McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, McKenzie's faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.   

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