Asian and Asian-American Student Experiences

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock talks about Asian and Asian-American student experiences with Mikel Del Rosario, Andrew Feng, Ruth Singsit, and Kasey Olander, focusing on cultivating sensitive, culturally intelligent conversations.

About the Contributors

Andrew Feng

Andrew graduated from USC with a finance degree and started out at KPMG and then worked in the consulting industry for ten years. He served with his wife in E. Asia for five years and adopted their special needs son. Andrew is prototyping new pathways for digital discipleship via micro-projects. Primarily looking to help students discover their calling, develop their gifting, and incline their hearts towards the great commission beyond the four church walls.

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Kasey Olander

Kasey Olander is the Office & Subscription Manager at the Hendricks Center. Originally from the Houston area, she graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Technology. She has also been an Associate Director with the Baptist Student Ministry, working with college students at UT Dallas and Rice University, particularly focusing on discipleship and evangelism training. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having interesting conversations, and spending time with her husband.

Mikel Del Rosario

Mikel Del Rosario is a PhD student in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Project Manager for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles in Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith with courage and compassion through his apologetics speaking ministry. He holds a Master of Theology (ThM) from DTS and an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Ruth Singsit

Ruth is a ThM student entering her final year in Fall 21. She has a Master degree in Human Resource & Organizational Development from Delhi School of Economics and MBA from Aston Business School, Aston University in UK. She held leadership roles in different capacities in the Corporate and has worked in the Oil & Gas industry, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Engineering & Construction, Hospitality education, Sports and Leisure & Resorts industries. Currently Ruth works part time at DTS with the Advising Center while pursuing ThM. She leads a Spiritual Formation group in DTS and is the Secretary of the International Students Fellowship at the Dallas Campus. Her life’s vision is to build, equip and repurpose lives for the kingdom.