Christmas Greetings from ISAAC
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Christmas Greetings

Amidst violence near and far that rattle our hearts, we are reminded of another violent context in which Christ child, the Prince of Peace, was born.  Peace on earth seems increasingly elusive and therefore, we eagerly await God's reigning peace.  May Advent season protect you from glitter without and allow you to attend the clutter within:

"Peace will come when we stretch our minds to listen to the noise within us that needs quieting and the wisdom from outside ourselves that needs to be learned." (Joan Chittister)

Young Lee Hertig, Executive Director

Year in Review

2015 at ISAAC has been a year of bilateral initiatives as follow up to ISAAC’s 6th Symposium ("A Christian Vision of Belonging: Race and Gender" on Nov. 3-4, 2014). 
  • “Together We Can Breathe,” at Christ Our Redeemer,  Irvine, CA, on January 31, hosted by Rev. Mark Whitlock
  • “Together Cook and View (Fresh Off the Boat),” at James Cho’s house in Fullerton, March 7.
  • “Bilateral Historical Tour: TEE (Theological Education by Experience)” led by Bill Watanabe, Tommy Dyo, and Oscar Owens, March 28.
  • “Bilateral Pastoral Internship” sponsored by FTE (Forum for Theological Exploration): four Korean American young adults interned during the summer at African American churches: First African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of Los Angeles, First AME Church Pasadena, and West Angeles Church of God in Christ. 
  • Young Lee Hertig and Darlene Hutto (FTE Director of Grants and Fellowships)
ISAAC East Coast

Milton Eng's Book Signing event for his new Zondervan volume Devotions on the Hebrew Bible with his co-editor Lee Fields was a success on Nov. 7 in NJ and Nov. 8th in Chinatown, NYC. ISAAC East is looking forward to attending the ISAAC 7th Symposium in February in LA and applying for new grant funding in 2016. ISAAC East serves the northern NJ and NYC area. Contact Milton at for further information. 
AAWOL Blog Update

The AAWOL blog ( reached a milestone last month, publishing its 300th post. We have plans to continue into 2016 with a rotating group of fourteen dedicated contributors -- Asian American women leaders with varied ministry experience including pastors, campus ministers, psychologists, and those in academia, many who are themselves published authors and bloggers. These women also represent a diversity in walks of life, from those who are single, married, mothers, etc. We carry on our vision of finding voice and mutual encouragement through the telling of our stories (Joy Wong, AAWOL blog administrator)
Mirrored Reflections Authors’ Adult Education Series

EFC (Evangelical Formosan Church) Los Angeles chose Mirrored Reflections for their December 2015 Adult Education Series.  They also invited several of the book’s authors (Beverly Chen, Melanie Mar Chow, and Young Lee Hertig) to lead lessons.  We appreciate Elder Sean Lin’s hospitality for us to run the four adult education Sundays at EFC LA. 
Resource for Church and Academy

“A Christian Vision of Belonging: Race and Gender,” SANACS (Society of Asian North American Christian Studies), 2014-2015 Special Edition is now available.  EBook and printed books can be ordered at  Willie James Jennings’ two keynote presentations are also available at
Year 2016 marks ISAAC’s 10th Anniversary

Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 10th year milestone in all of our programs.  ISAAC’s 7th Symposium will kick off our celebration.  The 7th symposium will address and strategize how we respond to a recent Pew Research data on “Dones” and “Nones” with an intergenerational and ecumenical forum. 
Topic: “Christianity Next: Dones and Nones?”
Date: February 26-27, 2016
Target audience: Christian professionals, pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders
ISAAC has low overhead costs and more than 70% of your donation goes toward programming and resource development.  Our staff members volunteer time and talents generously.  We'd appreciate your support toward our mission of 3Ts (Transcribe, Translate, and Transmit spiritual leadership legacies) in bridging academy, church, and community.  May you celebrate Jesus' birth by multiplying many spiritual leaders who follow Jesus in words and deeds. 

Checks can be made to ISAAC and mailed to 780 Portola Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Online donations can be made through PayPal.
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