Shub and Metanoia (Blog)
Now, with a new vocation of theological education, he asks: What does it mean to live in this world in relation to each other (i.e., the meaning of the Other --which resonates Emmanuel Levinas' "the face of the other," Paul Ricoeur's "inter-subjective narrative identity," or Jacques Derrida's "relationless relation")? How can we do theology in our thoughts and deeds, while moving pointedly away from individualism? and How can we read biblical stories with each other when we differ?
Dr. Kim has published numerous books on biblical interpretation, historical Jesus study, gospel study, and Paul's letters. He also edited two volumes on 1-2 Corinthians and minjung theology.
Dr. Kim was a recipient of Lilly Theological Scholars Grant for a research on John's Gospel in pluralism context (2011). He also received a presidential citation for outstanding service and unselfish commitment from Virginia Union University (2014).
Dr. Kim also actively engages in the world through his blog--Shub and Metanoia-- in which he writes short pieces on biblical studies and theological education. He has a passion for human transformation through critical theological study.
I foster and teach to engage in the knowledge of who we are in this world in which we see each other as diverse and different. Diversity is not a given but a source of critical engagement with one another. I value both a critical and self-critical stance toward any claim of the knowledge, the truth, and the reality. I emphasize the following as pedagogical goals: learning from others, challenging one another, affirming who we are, and working for common humanity through differences. In my teaching, all in all, I aim to communicate critical diversity and transformative identity in a variety of life contexts.
Learning from golf putting practice: "Focus on yourself"
Here is another one. I have to believe myself. I don't worry where the ball is going. At this very moment of putting, I am the only one whom I can and must trust. All other things are external. The result is all good. The ball went to the place I wanted to reach. Even if it does not go in the intended direction, I still have to believe myself because trusting is nothing wrong with itself. [From my blog post]