It was an honor for me to preach at HeartWay Church. Pastor Danny Prada began the church about 4 years ago and the church is growing.
My sermon was titled “The Holy Spirit and Chi” and the Scripture readings were:
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
“And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
Here is the link to the podcast if you want to listen to the sermon.
The Spirit and Chi – Dr. Grace Ji Sun Kim (07/14/2019)
Jul 15th, 2019 by heartwaychurch
If you are interested in Chi, feel free to read my book, Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other.
I also did a book talk on Healing Our Broken Humanity co-written with Graham Hill.
It was organized by Dr. Liz Rios and sponsored by the Passion Center. It was a good morning of speaking about the broken of our society and how we need to work towards bringing wholeness and healing.
Many people react negatively to the word theology, believing that it involves dry, fruitless arguments about minute points of doctrine. Yet, everyone is a theologian. Any time we think about a teaching of the Bible and strive to understand it, we are engaging in theology. So we invite you to a EAT. Not only because we actually will be eating but because we believe ‘everyone is a theologian’ and eating together as we theologize is biblical practice.
What will we be discussing?
Based on her book Healing Our Broken Humanity, Dr. Grace will share how in the conflicted times we live in, we each individually and collectively (as churches and organizations) can bring real change to a dehumanized world.
Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this?
She will offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world by sharing ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.Kim is the author or editor of 16 books, Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide (Fortress Press) cowritten with Dr. Susan Shaw; Healing Our Broken Humanity, co-written with Graham Hill, The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit, Mother Daughter Speak, co-written with Elisabeth Sophia Lee; Planetary Solidarity (Fortress Press) co-edited with Hilda Koster; Intercultural Ministry co-edited with Jann Aldredge-Clanton (Judson Press); Making Peace with the Earth (WCC); Embracing the Other (Eerdmans); Here I Am(Judson Press); Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (Palgrave) co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” (Palgrave Macmillan) co-written with Joseph Cheah; Contemplations from the Heart (Wipf & Stock); Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan); Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Power (Palgrave Macmillan); The Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other (Palgrave Macmillan); and The Grace of Sophia (Pilgrim Press).