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Breakfast with James: Bible and Theology Overview (San Jose, CA)

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Rev. James Chuck, Th.D.

Come join us for a low key, Taiwanese breakfast! James Chuck will be sharing with us a framework for the Bible and Christian theology. A trailblazer in English ministries and a mentor to many of us at ISAAC, James was pastor at SF Chinatown’s First Chinese Baptist for forty years and is Professor Emeritus of Theology at American Baptist Seminary of the West.

Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church, 4405 Fortran Court, San Jose, CA 95134

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, March 26, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 – 11:30 am
[Click here to register!] [Download Breakfast With James PPT Slide]

How to read Genesis 1- 11; constructing an Old Testament timeline with Abraham, Moves, David, and Ezra as pivotal figures; the prophetic movement; the psalms and wisdom literature; the formation of the Old Testament canon; and the relevance of the Old Testament to Christian life and mission.

The New Testament world; the four Gospels; the growth of the early church; the Pauline Epistles; Hebrews and the General Letters; the Revelation of John; the development of the New Testament canon; the New Testament in Christian life and mission.

The nature of the theological enterprise; the meaning of revelation; the Triune God; God and the presence of evil; humanity as creature, sinner, and new being in Christ; the person and work of Jesus Christ; the life and mission of the church; Christian faith in the context of world religions; and the Christian hope.

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What people are saying about James:

Dr. Chuck has taught in seminary but can speak helpfully to lay persons… he has a relaxed style of presentation, a sense of humor, and great rapport with the audience.

Dr. Chuck is a rare teacher who possesses the combination of knowledge, experience, and wisdom.  In three sessions, he told the story, both historically and theologically, of how Christianity developed into what it is today.  I recommend Dr. Chuck’s series highly to all who are seeking to improve their knowledge of the fundamentals.

Dr. Chuck did a great job with the Overview presentations.  He promotes a non-threatening informal environment which is conducive to learning and fellowship.  He knows his subject matter and can condense complex theological concepts to that they can be understood, and he is able to tailor the presentations to fit his audience.

The sessions outlined in broad strokes the major events documented in the Bible, and raises thought provoking questions that an individual needs to wrestle with in his or her spiritual journey.

Our church people enjoyed the presentations, the informal fellowship, and the singing.

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National Update (Sept. 16, 2010)

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Sept. 16, 2010

Greetings friends!

I’m happy to share several new developments with ISAAC and SANACS since our last national newsletter. But first, you can save 10% off your purchase of our publications. Go to our revamped and simplified website:, click “Publications,” select publication and click “Buy,” and enter code ‘ AUTUMN ‘ at checkout. The SANACS Journal 2010 is now available! [Click link]

Now for upcoming events and updates.

Read more…

An Overview of Bible and Theology for Lay People (ISAAC NorCal – CONFAB workshops)

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Join Dr. James Chuck for

An Overview of Bible and Theology for Lay People

  • An experiment in Adult Education scheduled for the fall of 2010.
  • A Powerpoint assisted interactive experience.


  • To bring lay people together from various churches to focus on the biblical and theological basis for the life and mission of the church; and
  • To provide an opportunity for learning from one another;  and
  • To provide a setting for informal conversation, fellowship, and networking.

Three Saturday mornings 9:30-1:00, lunch included. Read more…

Preview of Worship on the Way: An ISAAC NorCal RESEARCH SEMINAR from James Chuck

September 10, 2010 3 comments

Hi Everybody:

I hope you all had a good summer. The fall meeting of the Research Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church, 2117 Acton S., Berkeley.  I hope this date works for everyone.  Please let me know by return email whether or not you plan to be present.

Russell Yee will be the presenter for the day, giving us a preview of his forthcoming book. Responses to the presentation and discussion will follow.  As is our custom, we will go out to lunch for a time of informal fellowship following our session together.

Below is a summary of his presentation:

A Preview of Worship on the Way: Exploring the need for Asian North American Worship (Judson Press, Forthcoming)
Russell Yee, Ph.D.

In 1996, the landmark book, People on the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community appeared. Since then, there has been no lack of new and renewed Asian North American churches, ministries, books, and leadership. But Sunday worship in our churches mostly remains a subset of majority-culture traditions and trends. Come explore the need for contextualized worship in our churches and both the opportunities and impediments to its development.

Looking forward to see you on October 27th.

James Chuck,
Facilitator for the ISAAC Research Seminar

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ISAAC Research Seminar (NorCal) update and next meeting (from Rev. Dr. James Chuck)

February 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi Everybody:

We had a good meeting on January 29th at the Chinese for Christ Church of Hayward. Present were Tim Tseng, Russell Moy, Aaron Wei, Peter Lee, Warren Lee, Marie McCully, Karl Fung, and James Chuck.  We
–  Got each other up to date on our personal and professional life
–  Had a lively discussion responding to Russell Jeung’s paper.
–  Enjoyed fellowship and lunch at a local Japanese restaurant
–  Made preliminary plans for our Spring Event.  Here are the particulars:

Thursday, April 22, 2010   9:30- 3:00
at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church []
2117 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Theme:  A Conversation on Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Development
Presenter & Facilitator:  James Chuck

–  Partly because of the shortness of time, I volunteered to do this first public event.  Our plans call for having two public events a year, one in the Spring, and second in the Fall.
–  Before we send out the publicity materials, we will consult each of you by email for feedback and suggestions.
–  In the meantime, save the date and plan to invite your church staff and pastoral colleagues through networks you belong to.

We would like to see 30-50 people present for this first public event.

Lunar New Year blessings to all.

James Chuck [Email Dr. Chuck]

One-Day CONFAB Event – May 2 (Berkeley, CA)

April 28, 2009 Leave a comment

You are cordially invited to a one-day


On Saturday, May 2, 2009 ( 9:30- 3:30 )

At the Berkeley Chinese Community Church
2117 Acton St. Berkeley (510) 549-2222
Parking available in the church parking lot

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for English-speaking adults from Chinese historic Mainline churches an opportunity for fellowship & sharing.


Exploring how family & extended Clan, teachers & mentors, spouses & friends have contributed to the persons we are today. This small group interactive experience will be facilitated by Rev. James Chuck.

$15.00 per person includes lunch. Make checks payable to “Confab.” Register with the designated registrar for your church. Individual registrations may be sent to James Chuck, 33 Linda Ave., #1701, Oakland, 94611.

We need your name, address, zip, phone, & email address. Questions? Call (510) 655-5100; or

What is CONFAB? Confab is the abbreviated designation for the National Conference of Chinese Christian Churches in America. Confab was organized in 1955 to bring together Chinese churches from time to time for fellowship, inspiration, and learning. The current programmatic emphasis for Confab is the strengthening of relationships between the historic Mainline Chinese churches in the Bay Area. The current Confab cabinet includes Carole Jan Lee (chair), Byron Chan, Fred Hee, Paul Hom, Adlai Jew, Esther Lee, Jean Low, Don Ng, Sebastian Ong, Alan Wong, & Yale Yee