Associate Professor of Foundational and Constructive Theology
My hope and prayer is that God will be at the center of our beings and works, as we study, meditate, and discuss the mystery of God in Christ through the Spirit, complexity of human beings and their interactions in society, nature, and culture, and blessings and struggles of the church and tradition.
2012—present: Associate Professor, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
2008—2012: Associate Professor, PTS College and Advanced Studies in the Philippines
2005—2007: Adjunct Professor, Soongsil University
2007: Lecturer, Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology
2005: Lecturer, Anyang University
2002—2003: Lecturer, Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu
2015—present: Editorial Member of “Reformed Theology” in Korea
2014—present: Editorial Member of “Evangelical Systematic Theology” of Association of Korean Evangelical Systematic Theology
2014—present: Editorial Member of “Church and Culture” of Korean Theological Journal
2013—present: Member of American Academy of Religion
2013—present: Member of Commission on Theology of General Synod of Reformed Church in America
2008—present: Pastor, Ordained by Reformed Church in America
2001—present: Member of International Reformed Theological Institute
Awards and Grants
2010: Researcher in Residence, Free University (3,000 Euro)
2003: Ph. D. scholarship, Free University (18,000 Euro)
2001 : Ph. D. candidate scholarship, Western Theological Seminary (US $20,000)
2000: The Baker Book House Award in Theology, Western Theological Seminary
1997: George Nathan Makely Award in Old Testament Language and Literature, Western Theological Seminary
Publications and Presentations
2015: “Theatricality of Liturgy and its Relevance to Ethics: Rehearsal, Performance, and Hypocrisy.” Presented at the 11th Conference of International Reformed Theological Institute, held in New Brunswick, USA.
2015: “Calvin’s Concept of the Church as mater fidelium (Mother of Believers),Viewed through His Concept of Accommodation.” Journal of Reformed Theology 9 (2015): 182–201.
2014: “Is Christ Among Us?: Mystical Christology from the Perspective of Pseudo-Dionysius and Taoism.” In The Law of God: Exploring God and Civilization. Studies in Reformed Theology. Vol. 28. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
2014 : “Christ’s Nature and Person from Patristic, Reformed, and Taoistic Perspectives” presented at the joint conference of Korean Society of Reformed Theology and Korean Society of Christian Philosophy.
2014 : Doctrine of the Atonement in Seven Theologians: The Cross as Such and the Cross Overflowing. Seoul: Saemulkyulplus, 2014. Selected as a “Sejong Book of 2014” by the Department of Culture and Sports of Korea.
2013: “A Dialog between Patristic Christology and the Yin-Yang Perspective on the Relationship of Christ’s Nature with his Person.” Journal of Reformed Theology 7/3 (2013): 294-309.
2013: “The Cross: Love Revealed by Death.” In How to Preach Love. Seoul: Duranno, 2013.
2013: “Calvin’s Concept of mater fidelium Viewed through his Concept of Accommodation,” presented at the 10th Conference of International Reformed Theological Institute, held in Sarospatak of Hungary
2013: The Mystery and Paradox of the Cross: Jesus’ Proclamation of the Crucifixion in his Five Statements. Seoul: Saemulkyulplus, 2013.
2013: “Calvin’s Concept of Penal Substitution: Acknowledgement and Challenge.” In Restoration through Redemption: John Calvin Revisited. Ed. Henk van den Belt. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
2012: “Can the Yin-Yang Perspective of Taoism be a New Paradigm for the Concept of Will in Patristic Christology? Relationality and Tension.” Korean Journal of Christian Studies 84 (2012): 215-239.
2012: “Taoistic Implications for Christology: Grand Unity, Datong (大同) and Valley-god, Gushen (谷神).” In Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth: Essay in Honor of Abraham van de Beek. Eds. Paul van Geest and Eduardus van der Borght. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
2011 : Sebastain C.H. Kim ed. Christian theology in Asia. Reviewed in Journal of Reformed Theology 5/2 (2011): 105-106.
2011: “Can the Yin-Yang Perspective of Taoism be a New Paradigm for Patristic Christology? Continuity, Relationality, and Conflict,” presented as a keynote lecture at the 9th conference of International Reformed Theological Institute, held in 2011 in Potchestroom of South Africa.
2011: “Values and Limitations of Calvin’s Comprehensive Atonement Thought.” Faith and Scholarship (Korean) 47 (June 2011): 255-284.
2009: “Calvin’s Concept of Penal Substitution: Acknowledgement and Challenge” presented at the 8th conference of International Reformed Theological Institute in 2009.
2007: “The Relationship between Christ’s Incarnation and his Crucifixion in Irenaeus’ Concept of Recapitulation.” Journal of Christian Studies (Korean) 4 (December 2007): 129-151.
2007: “Human Autonomy before Christ’s Crucifixion: Peter Abailard, Immanuel Kant, and McLeod Campbell.” Journal of Christian Philosophy (Korean) 4 (June 2007): 99-135.
2006: “The Cross as Such and the Cross Overflowing: Christ’s Crucifixion beyond Beneficiary Results, Exemplary Representatives, and Substitutionary Exchanges.” International Journal of Christian Studies 1 (June 2006): 195-227.
2006: “The Cross as Such and the Cross Overflowing.” Journal of Systematic Theology (Korean) 7 2006): 204-233.
2005: The Cross As Such and The Cross Overflowing. Ph. D. dissertation, supervised by Dr. A. van de Beek.