Psy’s “Hangover:” Challenging Asian American and African American Relations

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hangoverThis is my new Huffington Post on Psy’s new song “Hangover”. 

 

Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm two years ago. His song broke the Guinness World Record to become the first video to reach a billion views. Soon his song and dance style became a global phenomenon. People viewed his videos, parodied his act, and imitated his dance. His Continue reading

Insights: Disrupting Boundaries and Walls

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weddingchapHere is my latest article for the journal  Insights: the Faculty Journal of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, (2014)129:2: 19-22.   It is called “Disrupting Boundaries and Walls:  Spirit-Chi and Eros”.

 

Disrupting Boundaries and Walls: Spirit-Chi and Eros[1]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim Continue reading

HuffPost: Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”

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ShowJacket.aspDr. Joseph Cheah and my new book, Theological Reflection on “Gangnam Style” will be released July 17, 2014.

This new book is the first one in the book series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora“(Palgrave Macmillan) for which Joseph Cheah and I are both serve as co-editors.  Special thanks to our editor Burke Gerstenschlager for his guidance, trust and encouragement.

This is our latest post for The Huffington Post.  Feel free to share and comment. Continue reading

Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: Endorsements

ShowJacket.aspMy new book, Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Macmillan) co-written with Joseph Cheah is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

This new book is the first one in the book series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora“(Palgrave Macmillan) for which Joseph Cheah and I are both serve as co-editors.  Special thanks to our editor Burke Gerstenschlager for his guidance, trust and encouragement. Continue reading

Social Justice for Us Today: Sojourner’s Summit

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This is my latest post for The Huffington Post on last week’s Sojourner’s Summit meeting in D.C.

 

Sojourners, a national Christian organization, is celebrating more than 40 years of faith in action for social justice. It has become an important movement within Christianity as it Continue reading

“All of Me” John Legend Cover by Alex and Liz

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DSC_0418My daughter and her friend, Alex are both good singers and actors. They both acted, sang and danced in numerous school plays and musicals.

They performed in their school’s Talent Show this past semester (June 10, 2014) and they came in Second Place.

They performed John Legend’s “All of Me.” Continue reading

Interdisciplinary and Religio-Cultural Discourses on a Spirit-Filled World: Loosing the Spirits

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amosI endorsed a really exciting new book, Interdisciplinary and Religio-Cultural Discourses on a Spirit-Filled World: Loosing the Spirits by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Kirsteen Kim, Amos Yong

Book Description:

This volume presents interdisciplinary, intercultural, and interreligious approaches exploring a pneumatological theology in its broadest sense, especially in attempting to conceive of a spirit-filled world. The authors seek to discern the spiritual dimensions in the wider domains of the history, culture, the polis, the Continue reading

Shaping the Church: Thinking, Reimagining and Envisioning

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Advisory boardFTE Leadership Forum was an excellent gathering.  Here is my latest piece for The Huffington Post about FTE’s Forum in Chicago.

On average, church attendance is dropping in the majority of the congregations in many denominations. Some denominations, such as the Pentecostals are gaining ground, and some congregations are healthier than others within denominations. But the overall trend is that the older Continue reading

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