God and Politics – Grace Ji-Sun Kim

I will never forget the answer that George W. Bush gave in an early presidential primary season debate – December 13, 1999 – when he was asked, ‘who is your favorite political philosopher’. He looked into the camera and with a child-like demeanor, he said, “Jesus Christ, because he changed my life.” I didn’t know whether to laugh [Read More…]

Top 200 Church Blogs and Then Some

A few weeks ago, Kent Shaffer’s Church Relevance Blog posted a list of Top 200 Church Blogs. And while I am honored to have cracked the charts at #90 the list, like many others, on first glance, I felt as though the list lacked diversity in many areas: gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. Of course, I did [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v9.21

 BOOKS // If you are like me, you are reading more than one book at any given time. Some are for work, others for edification and still others, what I call “brain candy,” for the pure joy of reading.  Here are three books that are are being lugged around in my bag and/or on my [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Through Hispanic Eyes” – Theological Education and White Privilege

Puerto Rico is a beautiful island with lakes, rivers, mountains, rainforests and of course picturesque beaches. I received a warm welcome at the airport in San Juan: 92 degrees with 74% humidity. Despite the hot, humid weather conditions, I went with eagerness to explore the culture, history, and tradition of Puerto Rico and reflect upon [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim – Religious Pluralism: Implications for a Globalizing World

We inhabit a global world where we meet many people with different ethnicities, religions and cultures, who come together as neighbors living side by side. As we enter a world of globalization and inter-reliance, it is clear that we need to speak with one another with intelligence and understanding so that there is both harmony [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim – Mother’s Day: I Can Only Imagine

As part of my Guest Blogging Series, this week I am glad to welcome back  Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim as she muses on Mother’s Day. Grace received her M.Div. from Knox College and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology and the Director of the Master of [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim – God, Women, and the Church

What began as  a personal blogging hiatus, there has been such a positive response to the  to the Guest Blogging Crew, I am making this a regular feature on my blog. It is my intention to expose new/different voices to a larger audience so if you are interested in submitting an idea, please feel fill out this form. This week I am glad to [Read More…]