Ep 9 – “Following the Way of Jesus” with Pastor Raymond Chang

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Ep 9 – “Following the Way of Jesus” with Pastor Raymond Chang

Introduction

Pastor Raymond Chang is the president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative (AACC), a pastor, and writer. He regularly preaches and speaks throughout the country on issues pertaining to Christianity and culture, race and faith. He has lived throughout the world (Korea, Guatemala, Panama, Spain, China), traveled to nearly 50 countries, and currently lives in Chicagoland, serving as the Executive Director of the TENx10 Collaboration (an initiative of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Seminary), which is a collaborative movement that is geared towards reaching 10 million young people over 10 years with the gospel). Prior to his role at Fuller, Raymond served for 7+ years as the Associate Chaplain for Discipleship at Wheaton College. He also worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and served in the Peace Corps in Panama.

He has contributed chapters to several books including “Ministers of Reconciliation: Preaching on Race and the Gospel,” with other books forthcoming.

He is currently pursuing his PhD on the intersection of Spirituality and Campus/Organizational Racial Climates. He is married to Jessica Chang.

In this episode, we discuss the roots of Ray’s faith commitment, the origins and nature of his work to prevent gun violence and the impact of the 2021 Atlanta spa shootings in his life and work, current events in Israel and Palestine, and the role of reconciliation in all of this.

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This episode of the Reconciliation Roundtable podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by Luke Overstreet.

 

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