November 4, 2009 / Praxis
Allen Yeh discusses how living as an ethnic Asian in America can make one feel like a perpetual foreigner.
Allen Yeh is a missiologist who specializes in Latin America and China. He also has academic interests in history, classical music, homiletics, social justice, and Jonathan Edwards. He earned his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell, MTh from Edinburgh, and DPhil from Oxford. Despite this alphabet soup, he believes that experience is the greatest teacher of all (besides the Bible). As such, Yeh has been to nearly fifty countries, including countries in every continent, to study, do missions work, and experience the culture. As Mark Twain said in 1857, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."