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ACross Culture

By Jessie Tang

Jessie and her guests explore culture, identity, and the Christian faith - from the UK and beyond.

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S5E1: Decolonising Worship - with Gloria Fanchiang

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ACross Culture: Divine Immigrant - with Christopher Mazen
ACross Culture: Divine Immigrant - with Christopher Mazen
Christopher Mazen is Jessie's guest for this episode of ACross Culture. Mazen shares about his journey and practice in worship music across three continents. This episode ends with a clip of Anta Atheemun, an Arabic song which translates as 'You are so awesome'. Lyrics and chords can be found here. He also has a podcast called Divine Immigrant The Podcast. --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Mazen's Instagram: @divineimmigrant Mazen's Facebook: christopher.mazen You can also support Mazen's album on bandcamp.  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- 🎙️ Support this podcast: ko-fi.com/acrossculturepod
45:50
May 06, 2022
S5E7: Entrepreneurial Spirit - with Dayalan Mahesan
S5E7: Entrepreneurial Spirit - with Dayalan Mahesan
Dayalan Mahesan joins Jessie as her guest for the final episode of the series. Dayalan is an entrepreneur who mainly works in property and is also working with Evangelical Alliance's South Asian Forum.  Listen to this episode where they talk about setting up businesses, ministry, monoethnic diaspora churches, multiethnic communities, identity and more.  Dayalan also shares a word of encouragement based on Psalm 103:15-16 and recommends the book 'Redeeming Your Time' by Jordan Raynor.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Click to read an article written by Dayalan for Tamil Heritage Month. Dayalan's Instagram: @dayalanmahesan_kw --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- 🎙️ Support this podcast: ko-fi.com/acrossculturepod
35:22
February 18, 2022
S5E6: World Traveller - with Stephanie Biggs
S5E6: World Traveller - with Stephanie Biggs
Stephanie Biggs is an Ethnomusicologist who calls herself a world traveller! Listen to this episode of ACross Culture where Stephanie and Jessie talk about travelling, experiences in Tanzania and the construction of whiteness there, Stephanie's work & ministry, perceptions of worship norms and more (including song contests!).  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Support Stephanie here >>> Kujenga Upya (ACTI ministry/giving page)  Artists in Christian Testimony International (ACTI) home page: Inspiro Arts Alliance (a ministry of Operation Mobilization)  TED TALK - the danger of single story  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- 🎙️ Support this podcast: ko-fi.com/acrossculturepod
55:13
February 04, 2022
S5E5: Infinite creativity - with davecreates
S5E5: Infinite creativity - with davecreates
davecreates is Jessie's guest for this episode of ACross Culture. Hear more about him and his music, faith, identity and more.  His latest release was on December 31st with a new collective he formed with some friends called "Reflective". Check out the EP here: https://album.link/i/1601887414 --- 🔗 MORE LINKS 🔗 davecreates' music - https://linktr.ee/davecreates Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamdavecreates/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/iamdavecreates @iamdavecreates --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- 🎙️ Support this podcast: ko-fi.com/acrossculturepod
30:27
January 21, 2022
S5E4: Discovering my true identity - with Revd Mark Nam
S5E4: Discovering my true identity - with Revd Mark Nam
Revd. Mark Nam joins Jessie as the guest for this episode of ACross Culture. Listen to this as they discuss identity, church, the Teahouse, forms of resistance, racial injustice and more. --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Follow Mark: Twitter - @marknam Facebook - @marknam Instagram - @marknam Visit the website of The Tea House  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
44:27
January 07, 2022
S5E3: Intercultural Reconciliation - with Ruwani Gunawardene
S5E3: Intercultural Reconciliation - with Ruwani Gunawardene
Ruwani Gunawardene is Jessie's guest for this episode, where they explore intercultural reconciliation. Listen to this to hear a little bit about Ruwani's background, interests, and what it might look like to combine culture and faith in her contexts.   Apologies for the sound quality in this episode.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Ruwani's blog: http://www.interculturalru.com/  Listen to Tell Me the Old, Old Story here --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
41:40
December 24, 2021
S5E2: Bringing what hurts before God - with Rachael Newham
S5E2: Bringing what hurts before God - with Rachael Newham
Rachael Newham, author of 'Learning to Breathe' and 'And Yet' joins Jessie on this week's episode podcast, where they talk about mental health, the charity she founded, lament, and grief.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Rachael's instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @RachaelNewham90 Books can be bought here:  And Yet | Rachael Newham Learning to Breathe --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
29:59
December 10, 2021
S5E1: Decolonising Worship - with Gloria Fanchiang
S5E1: Decolonising Worship - with Gloria Fanchiang
Gloria Fanchiang is a second-generation Taiwanese American songwriter, independent recording artist and worship leader, passionate about decolonising worship and helping Asian American communities develop contextualised worship music and liturgy. She joins Jessie in this first episode of Series 5, where they talk about identity, worship, multi-ethnic worship, songwriting, decolonisation and more.  A clip of Gloria's latest release, the acoustic version of 'God Who Sees Us', is played at the end of this episode.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Gloria's instagram: @glofanmusic  Gloria's Facebook: @glofanmusic Website: www.gloriafanchiang.com Listen to Gloria's song 'God Who Sees Us' on YouTube (original version) Stream/download her song on different platforms --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
39:55
November 26, 2021
S4E7: Welcome Home - with Ellen Yun
S4E7: Welcome Home - with Ellen Yun
Ellen joins Jessie in this week's episode where they talk about the stigma of mental health, therapy, mental health in the church, Chinese and East Asian communities, codeswitching, bicultural identity and more.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Ellen's instagram: @ellenyun_counselling Website: www.ellenyuncounselling.com Dobu or not tofu's IG: @dobu_ornot_tofu --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
49:46
September 10, 2021
S4E6: Give yourself a chance - with Cleo Clara
S4E6: Give yourself a chance - with Cleo Clara
Cleo and Jessie talk about identity, missions, OM Logos Hope and reentry from the mission field.  --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗 Cleo's art Facebook: @projekt.kepompong Instagram: @projekt.kepompong OM ships Facebook: @logoshope  Website: omships.org  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
46:39
September 03, 2021
S4E5: There's more than one way - with Philippa Zawe
S4E5: There's more than one way - with Philippa Zawe
Philippa joins Jessie on this week's podcast episode. We talk about her music, our experience at Christian Union, identity, intercultural worship, diversity and more.   --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗: Follow Philippa: Facebook: @PhilippaZawe Instagram: @philippazawe Twitter: @philippazawe  Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/philippazawe Bandcamp: https://philippazawe.bandcamp.com/ Youtube: Lay It All Down Podcast: https://anchor.fm/greaterstrongerwiser  -- Learn more about Songs2Serve and ICP here: Songs2serve.eu  ICP - Intercultural Church Plants  ICUK - Intercultural Churches UK -- Multicultural Kingdom book by Dr Harvey Kwiyani gets a mention --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with ACross Culture 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
39:50
August 14, 2021
S4E4: Cultivating the art of listening - with Fr Simon Cuff (& ACross Culture's 1 year anniversary!)
S4E4: Cultivating the art of listening - with Fr Simon Cuff (& ACross Culture's 1 year anniversary!)
Father Simon Cuff joins Jessie as her guest for this episode - he shares about community organising, racial consciousness, Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory. Fr Simon recommends the following books by Terry Eagleton - Reason, Faith, Revolution and Tragedy.  🔗 LINKS 🔗: Follow Fr Simon on Twitter: @frsimoncuff --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
37:55
July 30, 2021
Bonus episode: The 'wrong' way
Bonus episode: The 'wrong' way
As promised, here is a talk that Jessie gave earlier in July 2021. Topic: Anti-racism Passage: Luke 10:29-37 --- I want to thank Dr Elizabeth Sung for her expertise... a lot of the things I said in this talk was learnt from her! --- 🔗 LINKS 🔗: Watch the whole service on YouTube --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
14:49
July 23, 2021
S4E3: It's rightly uncomfortable - with Rev Anna Poulson
S4E3: It's rightly uncomfortable - with Rev Anna Poulson
Rev Anna Poulson, vicar of St John's Southall, speaks to Jessie about intercultural church, whiteness, being a white privileged woman and more. This episode is really important, and what I call "getting into the nitty gritty"... so please listen and share. ---- 🔗 LINKS 🔗: Anna's church - St John's Southall   --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
44:34
July 16, 2021
S4E2: They have so much energy - with Calvin Cheah
S4E2: They have so much energy - with Calvin Cheah
Calvin and Jessie talk about students and student ministry.  Listen to hear about his story, Cambridge, internationals and more. ---- 🔗 LINKS 🔗: FOLLOW CALVIN: Facebook @calvin.cheah Instagram @calvincamcheah YouTube youtube.com/c/CalvinCheah Daily Bible Reading Show --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
49:47
July 02, 2021
S4E1: Exiled from my country - with Parvaneh Nicholson
S4E1: Exiled from my country - with Parvaneh Nicholson
Parvaneh Nicholson, an evangelist with a strong passion for the persecuted church, joins Jessie to share her story, some miracles that have happened in her life, and losses too. Listen to find out more about the challenges of being a Muslim-Background Believer (MBB), the persecution that some Christians face, receive some tips, and more.  This is a wake up call, everyone!! ---- 🔗 LINKS 🔗: Parvaneh's testimony in full: An Angel's Touch Open Doors UK website Mahabba Network website -- Churches Together ideas for World Refugee Day (Sanctuary Sunday) ---- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 ---- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: FB: @acrossculturepod IG: @acrossculturepod More links: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod ----- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
47:36
June 18, 2021
Bonus episode: my podcast story, reviews & more
Bonus episode: my podcast story, reviews & more
Jessie's bonus episode, designed to sit in between Series 3 and Series 4. Listen to this short episode to hear about the inception of ACross Culture, listen to some reviews and a clip of the new song 'God Who Sees Us' by Gloria Fanchiang. Click on the links below to listen to the full song, which features some of our friends in the US.  I'd like to thank all of my guests for their willingness to be interviewed and share about themselves and/or interesting topics! See you in Series 4!  🔗 LINKS 🔗: Listen to Gloria's song on YouTube Stream/download her song on different platforms  Listen to her latest episode on the Asian America Ken Fong Podcast Gloria's socials: https://www.facebook.com/glofanmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/glofanmusic/ --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod FB: www.facebook.com/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod ---- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
11:31
May 25, 2021
S3E7: It all has to do with identity - with Coco Mbassi
S3E7: It all has to do with identity - with Coco Mbassi
Musical artist Coco Mbassi joins Jessie for Series 3 Episode 7 of ACross Culture podcast. In this episode she talks about her background, music, identity, scriptwriting and more. - Photo by © Ewane Nja Kwa 🔗 LINKS 🔗: Coco's Website BBC page about Coco Coco's podcast Grace Touch  - CofE's race report --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod FB: www.facebook.com/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod ---- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
47:47
April 23, 2021
S3E6: Dear Singles - with Eden Dayuha
S3E6: Dear Singles - with Eden Dayuha
Eden Dayuha, a certified coach, speaker and trainer, joins Jessie to talk about John Maxwell coaching, singleness and her Dear Singles community.  🔗 LINKS 🔗: Dear Singles FB page Single And Secured Souls FB group Eden's personal FB page --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- 📱 CONNECT with me 📱: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod FB: www.facebook.com/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod ---- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
48:44
April 09, 2021
S3E5: Heart Music - with Ian Collinge
S3E5: Heart Music - with Ian Collinge
Jessie is joined by Ian Collinge in this episode where he talks about heart music, music psychology, worship in the church and more.  Ending this episode is a clip from Arts Release's Resonance global project of Nara Ekele Mo, a popular Nigerian worship song. Hear the full song here. www.artsrelease.org --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- CONNECT with me: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod FB: www.facebook.com/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod ---- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
44:48
March 26, 2021
S3E4: Double the dose - with Revd Karen Greenidge-Silcott
S3E4: Double the dose - with Revd Karen Greenidge-Silcott
In this episode, Karen speaks about her experiences being a priest in the Church of England.  I also talk about unconscious bias :)  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- CONNECT with me: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod FB: www.facebook.com/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod ---- Support this podcast: paypal.me/acrossculture
38:29
March 12, 2021
S3E3: Opening up a whole new world - with Corina van der Laan
S3E3: Opening up a whole new world - with Corina van der Laan
Corina speaks to Jessie about intercultural communication, relationship counselling and some joys & challenges of being in an intercultural relationship.  Details for her training:  https://www.icpnetwork.nl/ https://www.icpnetwork.nl/product/groeien-in-interculturele-communicatie/  --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- CONNECT with me: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod
46:31
February 26, 2021
S3E2: Healing my ethnic identity - with Anna Tran
S3E2: Healing my ethnic identity - with Anna Tran
This episode is with Anna Tran. We talk about ethnic identity, churches, healing and more. I also talk about Lunar New Year, and the book The Life of a Banana by PP Wong, who is the first published British Born Chinese novelist.  Anna's IG: @annabitof_light --- 🎙 Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- CONNECT with me: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod
44:07
February 12, 2021
S3E1: Learning to walk on our knees - with Theo Visser
S3E1: Learning to walk on our knees - with Theo Visser
Kicking off series 3 is an interview with Theo Visser, leader of the Intercultural Church Plants EU network. We talk about fruit salads (seriously), setbacks, lessons learned on the way and some practical tips about church planting.  🔗:  https://www.icpnetwork.eu/  --- 🎙Please subscribe and review this podcast 🎙 --- CONNECT with me: linktr.ee/acrossculturepod IG: instagram.com/acrossculturepod 
34:31
January 29, 2021
S2E5: A BBC in HK - with Christina Tang
S2E5: A BBC in HK - with Christina Tang
Christina Tang shares her experiences of being a BBC who recently relocated to Hong Kong. Topics discussed: language, churches, learning a culture, the Hong Kong protests, political tensions. Christina recommends the book The Space Between Us: How Jesus Teaches Us to Live Together When Politics and Religion Pull Us Apart by Sarah Anderson. 
47:43
December 04, 2020
S2E4-2: A South Asian Christian Experience - continued
S2E4-2: A South Asian Christian Experience - continued
This is part two of the interview with Shakeel Nurmahi. Listen to part one here. In this episode we talk about: South Asian Christian culture, Naujavan, podcasts, British Asian identity and more.  Don't forget to check out Naujavan and Shakeel's social media: IG @shakeel_nurmahi, Twitter @shakeelnurmahi
38:23
November 27, 2020
S2E4-1: A South Asian Christian Experience - with Shakeel Nurmahi
S2E4-1: A South Asian Christian Experience - with Shakeel Nurmahi
This is the first part of a 2-part interview with Shakeel, the host of Naujavan podcast. In this episode you'll hear us talk about: Shakeel's church experience, language, being an Indian Christian, and South Asian culture in Christianity.  Follow Shakeel on social media:  Twitter @shakeelnurmahi IG: shakeel_nurmahi
33:41
November 20, 2020
S2E3: Arts in Mission - with Deborah Kim
S2E3: Arts in Mission - with Deborah Kim
Jessie is joined by Younhee Deborah Kim who talks about her experience doing arts in mission.  In this episode you'll hear about the following things: Arts in Mission Korea, mission trips, Ethnodoxlogy, using local arts, positionality as a Korean woman in mission, using art for God's kingdom.  She recommends the following books: Worship and Mission for the Global Church Creating Local Arts Together Community Arts for God’s Purposes Check out Deborah's artist collaboration videos of African praise songs here: https://youtu.be/2l9BAlYOkk4  https://youtu.be/92fushpWZj8 https://youtu.be/O6c0omEshJQ https://youtu.be/ZK3qk-grjbw 
28:22
November 13, 2020
S2E2: Third Culture Kid - with Josh Gibson
S2E2: Third Culture Kid - with Josh Gibson
Josh joins Jessie to talk about his experience of being a Third Culture Kid/Missionary Kid.  Topics explored: TCKs, MKs, the 'where are you from?' question, missionary culture, diversity, transition and change.  Josh's spoken word piece 'A Different Time' can be found here. 
44:01
November 06, 2020
S2E1: Social Justice - with Joelle Phua
S2E1: Social Justice - with Joelle Phua
Kicking off series 2 is an episode with Joelle Phua, who talks to Jessie about life coaching, women of colour, social justice, the system, activism, and being a Christian.  Insta: @Joellephua_ Joelle's YouTube channel and website She also recommends the following episodes from her podcast Let's Talk with Joelle: Faith & Social Justice and Stewarding a Kingdom Business.  These books get a mention: Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and Raise Your Voice by Kathy Khang. 
33:22
October 30, 2020
Chinese-heritage Churches - with Bert Han
Chinese-heritage Churches - with Bert Han
Bert and Jessie talk about Chinese-heritage churches. Topics include: the inception of Chinese churches, English-speaking congregations, second-generation youth, outreach & evangelism, multicultural churches, racial and cultural biases. Jessie would like to apologise for her poor audio quality in this episode! 
40:40
September 18, 2020
S1E6: Biblical Interpretation - with Temi Taiwo
S1E6: Biblical Interpretation - with Temi Taiwo
Jessie interviews Temi about biblical interpretation, and why using a diverse range of resources is important. Topics discussed: hermeneutics, using study guides, the Bible's dual nature, pre-understanding, contextualisation and Bible commentaries.  Resources mentioned: The Africa Bible Commentary, The South Asia Bible Commentary, The Africana Bible, thewitnessbcc.com , True To Our Native Land  Temi recommends these books: 'Eat This Book' by Eugene Peterson and 'Women of the Word' by Jen Wilkin. 
37:57
September 11, 2020
S1E5: Conflict Transformation - with Ally Gibson
S1E5: Conflict Transformation - with Ally Gibson
Ally and Jessie chat about conflicts, especially across cultures. Topics include:  Culture shock/stimulation,  Cultural differences,  Conflict management, resolutions and transformation.  Ally recommends the following books:  'Crucial Conversations' by Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler,  'The Peacemaker' by Ken Sande,  'Foreign to Familiar' by Sarah A. Lanier 
34:55
September 04, 2020
S1E4: Leadership in Shame-based Cultures - with Wien Fung
S1E4: Leadership in Shame-based Cultures - with Wien Fung
Wien and Jessie talk about many things in this episode, from leadership, to abuse, to awareness and authenticity. 2:12 - The Wounded Leader 6:59 - Mental health 9:35 - Spiritual abuse 12.15 - Emotional abuse 13.15 - Awareness and authenticity 15.17 - Harmony vs hierarchy 16.45 - Authentic redemption 21.13 - Reconciliation/relationships 23.41 - Family systems therapy 27.40 - Awareness, authenticity, action 33.27 - Conflicts Website: https://www.woundedleader.com/  Wien recommends the book 'A Failure of Nerve' by Edwin Friedman.
46:49
August 28, 2020
S1E3: Creative Arts and Change - with Eileen O'Neall
S1E3: Creative Arts and Change - with Eileen O'Neall
Eileen, founder of the NGO Creative Hope International, talks to Jessie about using the arts to bring about lasting change.  00:48 - Eileen's introduction 11:45 - what Creative Hope International is 23:38 - Himalayan context 29:15 - where is the place of folk/traditional music in the present age? 31:29 - why combine the arts and faith to create change? 38:41 - book recommendations Eileen recommends: Where Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert, Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, and Children of the Stone by Sandy Tolan. Creative Hope International: https://www.creativehopeinternational.org/ 
41:06
August 21, 2020
S1E2: Ethnomusicology in Missions - with Rob Baker
S1E2: Ethnomusicology in Missions - with Rob Baker
Ethnomusicologist, musician, teacher and author Rob Baker joins Jessie to chat about his experience in West Africa.  00:40 - Rob's introduction 01:06 - What is Ethnomusicology? 03:45 - What Rob did in West Africa 05:04 - "Music is a universal language" (not!) 07:48 - On making assumptions and reclaiming music 16:32 - Letting your "spirits mingle" 18:00 - Being a white guy in Africa 22:32 - Goals in the community and songwriting 24:27 - Worship using indigenous music 26:29 - Rob's books 32:39 - Book recommendation Rob recommends the book 'The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu' by Charlie English. 
35:20
August 14, 2020
S1E1: The Culture of CUs - with Matt Leung
S1E1: The Culture of CUs - with Matt Leung
What are Christian Unions? Are ethnic minority groups welcome? Jessie and Matt chat about their experiences at university.  00:48 - Matt's introduction 03:03 - Student ministries in different contexts 04:15 - The purpose of CUs 10:08 - CUs as white middle class 17:38 - Unity 20:45 - Possible solutions 29:31 - Book recommendation  Matt recommends the book 'Let The Nations Be Glad' by John Piper. 
34:13
August 07, 2020
Trailer
Trailer
Welcome to ACross Culture! But what is it all about? Find out more in this channel trailer and on IG: @acrossculturepod
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July 30, 2020