Namjoong Kim

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry; Director of Korean Doctoral Programs; Th.B., Th.M. at Hanshin University (Osan, South Korea); S.T.M., M.Phil., Ph.D. at Drew University (Madison, New Jersey)

Dr. Kim is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (the PROK). He received the S.T.M. degree in the area of Liturgical Studies from Drew Theological School in 2008. While at Drew, Dr. Kim served as an adjunct professor of preaching during the 2012-2013 academic year and served as an adjunct professor of worship at Drew from 2014 to 2015.

Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Director of the Korean Doctoral Programs at CST. As Director of Korean doctoral programs and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry, he hopes that his abundant experiences in teaching and ministry, together with his personal commitment to developing new methods and approaches for practical engagement using technological skills will help to further develop the academic and practical goals of Claremont School of Theology in relation to preparing students for ministry both in the United States and in South Korea. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) and Academy of Homiletics (AH).

Education

B.Th. – Hanshin University

Th.M. – Graduate School of Hanshin University

S.T.M. – Drew University

M.Phil. – Drew University

Ph.D. – Drew University

Recent Courses

Healing and Transformation through Preaching and Worship
Research Methods and Project Seminar

Recent Articles and Book Reviews

Article. “Doing Justice, Healing Conflict, and Transforming Culture: The Role of Prophetic Story in Preaching,” Liturgy Journal (Culture & Preaching) Vol. 35 No. 3 (2020). In process.

Endorsement. Ronald J. Allen. I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary for Preaching on the Book of Revelation, Eugene: Cascade Books, 2019.

Article. “Worship and Preaching for Community Building” Theme Book for the 104th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, 2019. 137-160.

Book Review. Ronald P. Byars. The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011. Theology Thought of The Quarterly of the Korea Theological Study Institute Vol. 182 (Fall, 2018): 411-416. (Korean)

Article. “Church before the Word of God and Challenges Facing Worship and Preaching in the Context of Globalization,” Word and Church Vol. 51 (Spring, 2018): 111-137. (Korean)

Book Review. Jeanette S. Jouili. Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in France and Germany. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Homiletics Journal Vol. 40 No. 2 (2015): 62-63.

Article. “Special Service of Harmony: East and West Come Together in Holy Communion,” Worship Arts: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, November-December (2015): 13-15.

Book Review. HyeRan Kim-Cragg and EunYoung Choi. The Encounters: Retelling the Bible from Migration and Intercultural Perspectives. Daejeon: Daejanggan Publisher, 2013. Homiletics Journal Vol. 40 No. 1 (2015).

Book Review. Andrew B. McGowan. Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 2014. Homiletics Journal Vol. 39 No. 2 (2014).

Article. “Toward an Alternative Prophetic Ministry and Effective Media Usage in an Age of Globalization,” Electronic Article (September 2014). http://aatfweb.org/2014/09/01/toward-an-alternative-prophetic-ministry-and-effective-media-usage-in-an-age-of-globalization/

Book Review. Meredith Gould. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013. Homiletics Journal Vol. 39 No. 1 (2014): 38-39.

Book Review. Ee Kon Kim, Salvation by Letting Go of Life, Seoul: Veritas Press, 2013. SNEH (Burning Bush) Vol. 9 (2014): 183-190. (Korean)

Book Review. Ronald P. Byars. The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011. Homiletics Journal Vol. 38 No. 1 (2013): 74-75.

Book Review. John S. Bohannon. Preaching and The Emerging Church: An Examination of   Four Founding Leaders: Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimball, Brian McLaren, and Doug Pagitt.     Seattle: CreateSpace, 2010. Homiletics Journal Vol. 37 No. 1 (2012): 67-68.

Report. “Liturgical Studies Alumni/ae at the NAAL,” The Graduate Division of Religion News (Spring, 2011): 6-7.

Article. “The Relationship of the Sacraments and Preaching in the Work of Karl Barth,” Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Part 3 (2011): 166-180.

Report. “Introduction to Drew University Theological School.” World and Mission. (June 2009): 104-107 (Korean).

Article. “Telling Peace 2009,” A Collection of Liturgical Resources for the four Sundays of Advent, WCC Electronic Publications: http://www.oikoumene.org/fileadmin/files/wcc-main/documents/p2/2009/telling_peace_english.pdf (English) *Dr. Kim engaged in “Second Sunday in Advent: Political Peace” as one of the music and liturgy workshop participants.

Article. “Understanding a Memorial Service for Those Who Attempted to Take Their Own Life,” Newsnjoy Electronic Newspaper Article (June 2009). http://www.newsnjoy.us/news/articleView.html?idxno=1357 (Korean)

Recent Presentations

“Doing Justice, Healing Conflict, and Transforming Culture: The Role of Prophetic Story in Preaching” Presentation at NAAL (North American Academy of Liturgy) 2020 Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In process.

“Worship and Preaching Forming and Transforming Our Lives” Presentation at NAAL (North American Academy of Liturgy) 2018 Meeting, Vancouver, British, Canada.

“The Role of African American Preachers and Preaching in Social Transformation and Anti-Racism: Gardner C. Taylor and Gary Simpson.” Presentation at NAAL (North American Academy of Liturgy) 2015 Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

“Love and Lament: A Presentation/Performance of 1 Samuel 18-20.” Presentation with Dr. Heather Murray Elkins and Mr. Micah Gary at the Academy of Homiletics 2013 Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

“Toward an Alternative [Korean] Prophetic Preaching in the Context of Globalization.” Presentation at NAAL (North American Academy of Liturgy) 2013 Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

“The Relationship of the Sacraments and Preaching in the Work of Karl Barth.” Presentation at NAAL (North American Academy of Liturgy) 2011 Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.