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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Race & Rhetoric

Claritas Conversation with Michael Chen
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Willard Straight Hall Room 411 (Music Room)
Public Lecture

Rev. Michael S. Chen serves the CCO as Director of Cross-Cultural Ministry, and he spent his formative growing-up years on the icy tundra of Minnesota in a majority Swedish and Lutheran culture, where he learned to inhabit a “ScandanAsian” identity. Voted “most likely to be beamed up by aliens” in high school, he was an eccentric fellow who was getting all A’s but realized that he was flunking life. The mystery and beauty of a more compelling figure than himself set him on a new path. Recruited to play ice hockey at Dartmouth College, he discovered a passion for ministry, earned a degree in sociology, and attended Princeton Seminary for his Master of Divinity.