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It was alot of fun to be interviewed by Travis Reed. He is a great film maker and a wonderful interviewer.

He produced four different films on my work/theology which can be viewed on his website, The Work of The People. 

These films can be used together or separately for church groups, Bible study, Theology classes….

The Work for The People: Films for Discovery and Transformation

GRACE JI-SUN KIM

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a Korean-American theologian and professor. She is best known for books and articles on the social and religious experiences of Korean women immigrants to North America.

Kim specializes in writing and teaching constructive theology, feminist theology, post-colonial theology, and Asian-American theology. Her first book, The Grace of Sophia, deals with the suffering in patriarchal Korean (Confucian and Christian) families and the way in which the ancient Hebrew notion of female Wisdom, Sophia, can liberate patriarchal Christology.

Her second book, The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other celebrates the sense in which the Chinese / Korean / Japanese notion of Chi can add substance to our understanding of the Holy Spirit and unite spiritual ideas in Christianity with those in Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism. She has contributed to more than eleven other books on several contextual theological themes, and has contributed numerous papers and symposia participations on these subjects.

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You can also view a short clip on Facebook.

One of my films has been added to HOSPITALITY AND THE STRANGER: A 7-SESSION SERIES ON WELCOMING THE DIVINE series.

In ancient cultures, the stranger was someone in whom hospitality was extended. To welcome the stranger was to welcome the company of the divine. This series of videos is about those we might consider other, stranger, foreigner, and alien. These are the people often on the margins of society, and treated as such. They might be the migrant, those who are of different religious or cultural backgrounds, those who live in neighborhoods of different social economic classes, those who simply look, act, and behave differently.

Whenever we encounter something new, often we are challenged. Our comfortable Grace Ji-Sun Kimworld feels intruded. The saying, “birds of a feather flock together” speaks about our affinity toward sameness, not difference. We are naturally drawn to what is like us. But if this is the case, then how can we know something new? How can we come to recognize the presence of an infinite God, if all we are seeking is to confirm what we already know about God? It might be that salvation does not lie in the familiar, but that which comes to us as different, as the other and the stranger.

The curriculum, written by Phuc Luu and includes 7 sessions with an accompanying discussion guide. (Note: to download discussion guides click “Addition Content File” in download box. For Personal Streaming subscribers, download HERE). Series trailer be downloaded HERE.

SESSION TITLES AND FILMS

  • SESSION ONE // Welcoming the Stranger with Juan Martinez and the films A Future Inhabited by Movement and Every Nation Tribe People and Language
  • SESSION TWO // Welcoming the Other with Kelly Brown Douglas and the film Crucified Realities
  • SESSION THREE // Welcoming the Migrant with Miguel De La Torre and the films Solidarity with the Crucified and Treasures
  • SESSION FOUR // Welcoming those to the Table
  • with Mayra Macedo-Nolan and the film Presence is Everything
  • SESSION FIVE // Welcoming the Voiceless with Soong-Chan Rah and eh film Prophetic Intrusions and Lament
  • SESSION SIX // Welcoming those at the Margins with Father Gregory Boyle and the film Kinship and Kingdom
  • SESSION SEVEN // Welcoming the Spirit of God with Grace Ji Sun Kim and the film Love Distorted
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