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Kathy Khang

Kathy is a writer, speaker, coffee drinker, and yoga teacher, and this journey began in childhood diaries & journals, moved into newsrooms, and then to a co-authored book entitled More Than Serving Tea. The book is about the intersection of faith, culture and gender, and it tells just part of an important story of Asian American Christian women.


The title of the book tells as much about the content as it does about Kathy. It connects the hope of “more” to that of a stereotypical image of both “Asian” as represented by the West – submissive servant – and “women” as represented by the West, the East, and by some interpretations of Biblical womanhood. Kathy can still serve others, enjoy tea (she prefers coffee), embrace her complex ethnic/cultural/racial identity and her womanhood, all the while loving Jesus while living and leading in an imperfect world.


She have spent more than 20 years in parachurch ministry working with college students and training organizational and church leaders. Before that Kathy was a journalist in Wisconsin.


Most recently Kathy authored Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up to challenge and encourage everyone to find and use their influence to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. 

Through A Woman

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Kathy Khang on the role of women in the church.

Communal Suffering

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Kathy Khang on that concept of Han and communal suffering and lament.

Building Empires

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Kathy Khang on what the dominant, white, Western, Christians learn from marginalized voices.

Let Them Dance

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Kathy Khang on why the Church doesn't seem to be the most fertile space for nurturing voices.

Cocreation Credentials

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Kathy Khang on the "un-credentialed."

Esther's Voice

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Kathy Khang talks about how Esther, the biblical character, helped Kathy grow into her own voice.

Recommended Reading By Kathy Khang

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