All posts tagged: Post-Colonialism

Decolonizing Faith: My Humanities Self in the (Chinese) Church

Name 5 Black theologians you’ve read, or 3 Asian theologians … or 2 female theologians … or 1 Indigenous theologian? If you are able to answer these in full capacity, please leave your answers in the comments so we can trade notes. Two weeks ago, I wrote about Identifying Chinese Christian in the Secular Humanities, and it was a step for me toward a sort of peace with my position in the humanities. It was an attempt to push back at the way humanities enjoys whitewashing the church. They aren’t the only ones though. We love to whitewash within the church too. Church History is grossly white. The culture-makers of our church: worship leaders, thinkers, professors, theologians, pastors continue to be male-dominant, white-dominant, and white-inheriting. The metaphors that flood our worship music are white culture context. The theology that we consider “universal” and “true” is white. More insidiously, we are obsessed with church traditions that have become irrevocably intertwined with the rise of Western domination, and the dissemination of Western normative thought through disgusting legacies such as …