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Jonathan H Kim

Associate Professor of Christian Education

  • Ph.D., Trinity International University
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Kim specializes in the critical integration of theology and psychology with a particular interest in exploring the interrelationship of faith, spirituality, intellect, personhood, morality, and culture.  He brings over 20 years of ministry experience to the classroom.  His areas of expertise include faith formation & discipleship, philosophy of ministry, and qualitative research methods.  He co-edited and contributed multiple chapters to Christian Formation: Integrating Theology & Human Development and The Heritage of Christian Education.  He is a past recipient of Lilly Research Grants administered by the Association of Theological Schools (2007 & 2012).  In addition to full-time teaching, he serves as a paper/research presentation coordinator for the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) and is actively involved in local church ministry.    

Affiliations

  • North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

Awards and Honors

  • Biola Faculty Grant, La Mirada, CA 2002-2003, 2005-2006
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2003-2004
  • Lilly Research Expense Grant, The Association of Theological Schools, 2006
  • L2 Foundation, Washington, DC, 2007
  • The Korean-American Scholarship Foundation, Chicago, IL 1989, 1990, 1997
  • Trinity Alumni Award, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, 1997
  • Canann Scholarship Foundation, Glenview, IL, 1990

Publications

Books and Articles

  • “Cognition and Faith Formation: A Reflection on the Interrelationship of Schema, Thema, and Faith”. Christian Educational Journal, 5 (2), 1-23. 2007.

  • “Christian Education in Our Millennium”. In C.E.: The Heritage of Christian Education. Ed. by J. R. Estep. Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company. 2003.

  • “Christian Education in the Korean Church.” Los Angeles: Christian Today. January 1, 2003.

  • “Life Stages. In Curriculum Development, Publishing and Sales.” Ed. by Kim A. Pettit. Colorado Springs, CO: Cook Communications Ministries International. 2003. (Forthcoming)

  • “Medieval Christian Education: Toward a Theocentric World.” In C.E.: The Heritage of Christian Education. Ed. by J. R. Estep. Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company. 2003.

  • “Renaissance Education: Education for Individuality.” In C.E.: The Heritage of Christian Education. Ed. by J. R. Estep. Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company. 2003.

  • “The Early Church: Education of Heart and Mind”. In C.E.: The Heritage of Christian Education. Ed. by J. R. Estep. Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company. 2003.

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