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I look forward to giving the Chidester Lecture: Embracing the Other at Sylvania United Church of Christ on Saturday October 10 at 4 p.m.

I will also e preaching on Sunday Oct 10, 2018 at 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. and leading and Adult Sunday School on Healing Our Broken Humanity (co-written with Dr. Graham Hill).

All are welcome, so please share and come to these events.

Chidester Lecture Series: The Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Our next Chidester Lecture Series events are scheduled for the weekend of October 20-21, 2018.
Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim will be our guest lecturer.

Originally from South Korea, Dr. Kim is an ordained Presbyterian minister and is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion in Indiana.  She is a much sought-after speaker who has written 15 books and lectured in more than ten countries.  In the summer of 2018, she was part of a peace delegation to Korea led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

In her Saturday lecture, Embracing the OtherDr. Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice drawing on concepts from Asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as “Spirit God” who is restoring shalom in the world.  Through the power of Spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other.

Additionally, during our adult Sunday school on October 21st, Dr. Kim will lead a discussion based on her most recent book Healing Our Broken Humanity (co-written with Dr. Graham Hill) where she will share ten practices which will enable us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ.

You will have several opportunities to hear and interact with Dr. Kim:

  • Saturday, October 20, 4:00 pm – “Embracing the Other” lecture; $15 admission (cash or check only)
  • Sunday, October 21, 9:30 am – Discussion of Healing Our Broken Humanity during adult Sunday School
  • Sunday, October 21, 8:30 and 10:40 am – Preaching at both worship services

Tickets for the October 20th lecture will be sold at the door.
We will also be selling copies of Dr. Kim’s books, Embracing the Other and Healing Our Broken Humanity.  (Book sales cash or check only.)


The Blade:

Chidester Lecture Series

Sylvania United Church of Christ welcomes the Rev. Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Oct. 20-21. Reverend Kim, originally of South Korea, is a Presbyterian minister and an associate professor of theology at the Earlham School of Religion in Indiana. She is also an author, lecturer, and participant in a peace delegation to North Korea led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Reverend Kim will speak on “Embracing the Other” as part of the church’s Chidester Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Saturday; admission is $15, cash or check, at the door. She also will preach at services at 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Sunday and lead an adult Sunday school discussion on “Healing Our Broken Humanity,” based on her most recent book of the same title, at 9:30 a.m.

Sylvania United Church of Christ is at 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. For more information, go to sylvaniaucc.org.

For a full list of past Chidester Lectures, click here.