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The PAAC Podcast

Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock was the first Asian American woman to earn a doctorate in theology. As Liz notes in this episode, she is one of the godmothers of the Progressive Asian American Christian movement. In this wide ranging interview, Dr. Brock discusses why the traditional view of substitutionary atonement is an...


Mar 16, 2020

While other young adults flocked to flashy praise bands and motivational preachers, Surani Joshua found herself drawn to the unprogrammed worship of the Quaker faith. In this episode, Surani discusses her experience as a Sri Lankan American growing up in Arizona and Virginia, her journey in math education, and living...


Mar 3, 2020

cw: eating disorders and domestic violence

Gloria Hu grew up a Taiwanese-Canadian in a majority-minority suburb of Toronto, with a Mormon father and Presbyterian mother, eventually migrating into the United Church of Canada. In this episode, Gloria gets personal about how recovering from her eating disorder coincided...


Feb 18, 2020

What happens when you've come out as queer AFTER you've married your cis-hetero husband? As Stella Won Phelps will tell you -- what happens is many well intentioned people will ask you what that means for your marriage and whether you will get divorced. (Answer: No.) In this wide ranging interview, Stella discusses...


Feb 4, 2020

At first glance, you would think online content moderation is a straightforward (albeit thankless) job—ensure inappropriate content is removed and maintain community guidelines. But it quickly became clear to PAAC's moderators Gloria, Stella, and Surani that moderating necessarily meant asking deeper questions about...