PAAC Podcast

The PAAC Podcast examines current events, race, and theology from PAAC perspectives. We also interview PAAC members about their spiritual and professional journeys. Tune in here or find us on iTunes or Google Play!

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We Were Raised in a Bubble (Ep. 38)

We Were Raised in a Bubble (Ep. 38)

Rev. Thomas Yang grew up in a Korean Christian bubble in the suburbs of Chicago. That is, until the bubble burst and he was fractured from that community. In this episode, Thomas shares of how a queer Christian pastor, the curiosity of kindergarteners, and a series of...

Hairstyle Evangelism (Ep. 37)

Hairstyle Evangelism (Ep. 37)

CW: Domestic violence and suicidal thoughts  As a highly talented photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, block print painter, craft beer lover, music and food aficionado, and maker of off-the-chain gyoza, is Aya Tiffany Sato is, as Liz puts it, “one of the...

Doing Life Together (Secret Sauce edition) (Ep. 36)

Doing Life Together (Secret Sauce edition) (Ep. 36)

Something special is happening in Seattle. Beyond being the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle seems to have the perfect blend of geography, culture, and people to create a thriving local PAAC community—Seattle PAAC aka SPAAC. Aya Tiffany Sato and Rev. Thomas...

Trespassing Avocado Groves (Ep. 35)

Trespassing Avocado Groves (Ep. 35)

Listen to the episode here. Sarah Ngu is, among other things, a freelance writer, journalist, deacon, podcaster, and co-founder of Church Clarity. In this episode, Sarah shares her journey of growing up in Malaysia, moving to the U.S. at age 10, coming out to her...

Church Clarity (Ep. 34)

Church Clarity (Ep. 34)

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Wait, this isn’t Wrigley Field?? :) (Ep. 33)

Wait, this isn’t Wrigley Field?? 🙂 (Ep. 33)

We continue our conversation with Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of NAPAWF, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Sung Yeon shares about her experience growing up in South Korea, Singapore, and India, before coming to the United States. She also...

#PAACcon2019 (Lydia’s back!) (Ep. 31)

#PAACcon2019 (Lydia’s back!) (Ep. 31)

In what feels like a throwback to the early days of the podcast, Liz and Lydia recap and reflect on the 2019 PAAC Conference. Buckle up people -- this episode has all the feels. Update: As you'll hear in the episode, we talk about potential cities for future PAAC...

Spiritual but not religious? Or religious but not spiritual? (Ep. 30)

Spiritual but not religious? Or religious but not spiritual? (Ep. 30)

We continue our conversation with Dr. David Congdon, as he walks us through his journey from Portland, Oregon to Princeton Theological Seminary, and eventually to the suburbs of Kansas City. David tells us how his views have evolved since writing his book, the...

Letter: PAAC Podcast

Letter: PAAC Podcast

I’m terrified of making cold calls, so it was with no small amount of fear and trembling that I reached out to Lydia and Liz to ask if they were interested in making a podcast.
Zora and Ada Who Live in Maine (Ep. 28)

Zora and Ada Who Live in Maine (Ep. 28)

As a precocious, queer freshman at Amherst College, Ophelia took it upon herself to join InterVarsity, because she wanted to find out more about this Christian thing. (Because that’s what queer young adults from non-religious childhoods do when they attend a secular,...

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