Aug. 4, 2014

Dr. Wong's Prescription for Life: One of the best gifts you can give to another is prayer.

Pray silently for others, ask others how you can pray for them and then do that. Take the time to pray with others - often stepping aside. Invite others to pray for you too.  I ask my students on the information sheet - How can Dr. Wong pray for you?

 

June 16, 2014

Back to blogging soon. Please remind me!

 

Feb. 8, 2014 - Living in the Holy Spirit

 

Asian American Church Ministry

For my paper "Toward a Theological Foundation for English Ministry in the Canadian Chinese Churches" see www.tyndale.ca/~dwong under Downloads, Genera

Preaching in a Multicultural World 

How would you describe the context for our preaching - Post-9/11? There has been Preaching in a Postmodern World, Preaching in a Post-Everything world. I have propounded Preaching in a Multicultural World (see link below). 

"Preaching in a Multicultural World" is the title of an article I wrote for Preaching: The Professional Journal for Preachers (Mar/Apr 2008). It is available at Click here 

This article was based on the groundwork that I did for 2 papers that are available below: 

I have a paper I wrote on "Multicultural Preaching and Its Implications for Pedagogy" for the Academy of Homiletics - Click here 

I also have another paper I wrote on "An Intercultural Homiletic: Preaching Amidst Cultures" for the Academy of Homiletics - Click here 

"Multicultural Preaching" described in Preaching Words: 144 Key Terms in Homiletics by John S. McClure (Nashville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007). It is posted at Click here. The book is a very helpful tool. 
Overall this article is a good introduction to the topic. However, one aspect is lacking is how the congregation sees the preacher. There may be a lot of baggage by the congregations who hears a Euro-American Caucasian preacher. What if that preacher has a southern accent that might be heard as a voice of oppression? Those preachers from other cultures may be heard differently as well - positively or negatively. Positively if the congregation can relate to the experience and background of the preacher. Negatively if the congregation cannot understand the preacher due to language. There are great challenges to speak to the diversity of the congregation. 

I read Preaching in an Age of Globalization by EunJoo Mary Kim that just came out in April 2010. Click here 
I wrote a book review for Homiletic

Found great resources for my "Preaching in a Post 9/11 World" by Willimon, Wink, Hauerwas and McLaren. 

Here are some of my resources: 

Allen, Ron. "Useful Resources for Preaching in Commemoration of September 11." www.sermonmall.com/WTC/postwtcA.html. 
Beverely, James A. "September 11th and Islam." Connection (Winter 2001): 1, 9. 
Beverley, James A. Islamic Faith in America. New York: Facts on File, 2003. 
________. Understanding Islam. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001. 
Bush, Trudy. "At the Mosque." Christian Century 118:26 (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2001): 8-9. "Theological Thoughts for Preaching in Connection with Marking September 11" 1st anniv 
Brueggemann, Walter. "Antidote to Amnesia." In Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching, ed. David Fleer and Dave Bland, 7-25. St Louis: Chalice Press, 2009. 
________. "Truth-Telling Comfort." www.sermonmall.com/WTC/wtc22.html 
Written after , Sept. 12, 2001 
Griffith, Lee. The War on Terrorism and the Terror of God from "Ministry on September 11 
Hauerwas, Stanley. "The Christian Response to Violence." In In the Aftermath: What September 11 is Teaching Us about Our World, Our Faith and Ourselves, 35-45. Kelowna, BC: Wood Lake Books, 2002. 
Jeter, Joseph R., Jr. Crisis Preaching: Personal and Public. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998. 
Keller, Timothy. "Preaching and Pluralism: Elevating Christ in a Culture that Sees All Religions as Equal." In The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s Communicators, ed. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson, 177-79. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. 
Kim, Eun Joo Mary. Preaching in an Age of Globalization. Nashville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. 
Johnson, Graham. Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reaching Twenty-First Century Listeners. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. 
McLaren, Brian. "Exodus and Today’s World." In Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching, ed. David Fleer and Dave Bland, 151-63. St Louis: Chalice Press, 2009. 
Moore, Michael. "Fahrenheit 9/11." Lion Gate film, produced and directed by Michael Moore. 2004. 
Money and oil played role, documentary 
________. "The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader. New York: Simon and Shuster, 2004. 
Nelson, Gary V. Borderland Churches: A Congregation’s Introduction to Missional Living. St. Louis: Chalice, 2008. 
Phipps, Bill. "And a Child Shall Lead Them." In In the Aftermath: What September 11 is Teaching Us about Our World, Our Faith and Ourselves, 115-21. Kelowna, BC: Wood Lake Books, 2002. 
Former moderator, United Church of Canada 
Richardson, Rick. "Cross-Cultural Preaching: How to Connect in our Multicultural World. In The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s Communicators, ed. Haddon Robinson and 
Riddell, Peter G. Christians and Muslims: Pressures and Potential in a Post 9/11 World. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004. 
Craig Brian Larson, 171-73. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. 
Roxburgh, Alan J., and M. Scott Boren. Introducing the Missional Church: What It is, Why It Matter, How to Become One. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009. 
Williams, Rowan. Writing in the Dust after September 11 
We should not rush to fill in the empty spaces left in our lives any more than we should rush to re-build at Ground Zero. In "Ministry on September 11" 
Willimon, William. The Sunday After Tuesday: Campus Pastors Respond to 9/11. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002. 
Willimon, William. "What September 11 Taught Me about Preaching." In In the Aftermath: What September 11 is Teaching Us about Our World, Our Faith and Ourselves, 103-13. Kelowna, BC: Wood Lake Books, 2002. 
Wink, Walter. "The Wrong Apocalypse." In In the Aftermath: What September 11 is Teaching Us about Our World, Our Faith and Ourselves, 47-53. Kelowna, BC: Wood Lake Books, 2002. 

I presented a workshop at the Baptist Convention of Ontario & Quebec Assembly on "Preaching in Today's World." You can see the material atClick here 

Updated Aug. 9, 2012