Aloha! My name is Dan Stringer and I am a 33-year-old Chinese-Anglo evangelical Christian who values thoughtful questions more than easy answers. I’m (almost) always up for a good conversation to learn from perspectives different from my own. This blog explores the convergence of faith, culture and the local church from my vantage point within the landscape of 21st century evangelicalism.

Born and (partly) raised in Hawaii, I grew up as a TCK in 5 countries across 3 continents as the child of medical missionaries. After completing my undergraduate studies at Wheaton College, I married the fabulous Rebecca in 2003 and together we welcomed the arrivals of Theo (2007) and Vincent (2009). After a 6-month battle with a rare form of liver cancer, Vincent died in November 2010 at the age of 18 months. To learn more about our family’s journey through the grieving process, you can visit Rebecca’s blog and Vincent’s CaringBridge page. Our third son, Andre was born in November 2012.

In 2011, I completed a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Hawaii with a concentration in mental health. I began the program seeking to integrate my faith with tools for justice advocacy, but along the way discerned a call to pastoral ministry within the local church. That year, I began pursuing a Master of Divinity through Fuller Seminary. In 2012, after 7 years in non-profit and government social service agencies, I began serving in my current role as Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at Kailua Community Church

Let it also be known that I enjoy eating cold Jell-O, preferably green.

Blog disclaimer: This is my personal blog. The views and ideas expressed here are solely my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employers, affiliations, friends, family or the totality of the Christian faith.

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