A new edited book, Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Philadelphia: Judson Press) will be released October 20, 2015.
This is a special book as it was written in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Korean American Presbyterian Clergywoman (2015). Therefore, help us celebrate our anniversary and share the news of our book coming out this Fall.
A big thank you to all the writers who made this book possible. Also to those who helped fund this book through Pubslush, we are very grateful.
I had written an entry, “Uriah” for the new book, Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. EthicsDaily.com has revised my entry and has posted it on their site. This is the new post.
Uriah the Hittite, husband of Bathsheba, was an officer of the Israelite army, a native of Jerusalem and a faithful Yahwist. Uriah is a Yahwistic name meaning “Yahweh is my light/fire.” Continue reading
This is an excerpt from the preface of my first book, The Grace of Sophia.
“In this book I develop a Christology using Korean and Christian understandings of wisdom, which I believe will be liberative for Korean North American women who have suffered just for being who we are. I am a Korean North American woman who immigrated to Canada at the age of five.
My parents left the material, social, and family comforts of Korea in search of a better place to raise their children. However, Canada was not what they had dreamt it would be. In Canada, our family experienced a constant lack of money and material goods. I could not understand why we Continue reading
By Grace Ji-Sun Kim
I write this on the blackboard on the day I cover Feminist Theology in my course, Theology from the Underside. I ask the students to read it. Most students read it as “penis envy.”
The way my students read this phrase seems to reinforce how Sigmund Freud has deeply influenced our societal perceptions of men and women. According to Freud, “penis envy” refers to the inner desire that women presumably wish they were men. For some time women adapted Freud’s teachings and actually believed that a penis was they all desired inwardly. Continue reading
My column “Immigrant Women and the Church” is a repost from the Feminist Studies in Religion website. It was originally posted on Nov 5, 2012
In our globalizing world, people constantly move from one place to another. Within the United States, we have immigrants from all over the world who are immigrating into America for a new life. As immigrants come, they find many cultural, social, language and religious differences separating themselves from opportunity. Continue reading