Dr. Russell Jeung

Topic: The Exilic Identity in Christ: Being God's Special Posession

Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Peter 2:11-12)

  • 1. Exilic Identity in Christ
  • 2. Ministry Asian American Style
  • 3. Love Languages of Asian Americans
  • 4. Vocational Call to be the Church

Adult Workshop topic: Diversifying Our HOC Churches: Embracing Our Multi-Ethnic Communities


Dr. Russell M. Jeung is a professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. His research interests include the sociology of race, the sociology of religion, and social movements. His publications include Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (2012) and Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches (2004). In addition, he has co-produced with Valerie Soe the documentary The Oak Park Story (2010) about his faith-based community organizing in East Oakland with Cambodians and Latinos. Jeung’s newest release, a PLT publication as part of the Virginia Seminar, is At Home in Exile (2016), a spiritual memoir about his family history, his Hakka Chinese American background, and his experiences in East Oakland for the last two decades.

Dr. Jeung was a consultant for the Lived Theology and Race Workgroup, and a participant in the Lived Theology and Power Workgroup. He also participated in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2006 and the Conference on Lived Theology and Civil Courage, and is a member of the second class of the Virginia Seminar in Lived Theology. To find his Virginia Seminar author page, click here. Jeung served as a Summer Internship in Lived Theology mentor for Melina Rapazzini in 2015.

In the News… “Saved by my Refugee Neighbors,” Christianity Today (June 17, 2013).

Source: http://www.livedtheology.org/contributors/russell-m-jeung/