Hmong-American Idols:
Facing the Counterfeit Gods of Our Cultures

The show American Idol has produced some great singers: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, William Hung. But our world has a lot more idols than just these. In fact, our cultures often elevate values so high that they become idols to many of us, superseding everything else including God. This has been so pervasive in human history that famed theologian John Calvin wrote in 1538 that human nature “is a perpetual factory of idols.”

In this series, we’re going to look at the top idol in American culture (me) and the top idol in Hmong culture (saving face) and then three idols shared by both cultures (money, sex, and power)—any one which can be devastating to our relationship with God. Join us as we learn to recognize the idols in our lives, the false promises they deliver, and the goodness and hope of the one true God.