Reflecting on Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and Tyre Nichols

This is what I shared with my church on the morning of Sunday, January 29, 2023: As a staff, we felt it important to talk more directly about last weekend’s shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay among the Asian American community, and then the release of the videos showing the murder of Tyre …

Guns and racism

Feeling tired and heartbroken again in the wake of another spate of shootings, the latest on Wednesday in Dallas at a Korean salon and on Saturday at a grocery store in a predominantly Black Buffalo neighborhood, which were racially motivated, and at a Taiwanese church in Orange County yesterday. When I moved to the US …

How John Lewis ended up at our screening of Selma, a.k.a. A Go(o)d Step

    I was standing by the entrance of the cinema when I recognized him — John Lewis, long-serving congressman from Georgia, civil rights champion, and personal hero. I was at the theater because The District Church was hosting an advance screening of the new movie,¬†Selma,¬†together with two other churches — Restoration Arlington and The …

Last night

Grateful for my District Church community and the ways we’re growing together. And I believe we’re just getting started. There’s more to come.