All posts by Joe Kim

Joe Kim is the English Ministry pastor at Emmaus Ministries in Bayside, NY. He was born and raised in Levittown, Pa. He has a BA in Music from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is married to Emii and has a daughter Norah. Joe has been in ministry to various age groups since 2001. He enjoys reading, playing the guitar, eating, sleeping and breathing…in that order.

Safe Space And Why White People Are Inappropriately Calling The Cops

A few days ago, yet another story came across my feed about a black college student, this time at Smith of all places, who had the cops called on her for eating lunch in a dormitory common area. The incident...

/ August 14, 2018

RM Interviews: Pastor Dan Hyun

"Being part of a multicultural church requires dying to yourself as it points us to the way of our Savior. If done correctly, it forces us to our knees crying out to God as we learn that the only way...

/ June 13, 2018

A Theodicy-Oriented Salvation

Given a good and loving God, it ought not be possible that tragedies happen…and yet they do. What’s more is that these things happen with alarming frequency and regularity, each time mounting a stronger and stronger argument that God does...

/ April 23, 2018

Shame, Sh*tholes, Race and Grace

Shame is the terrible sense that one is somehow unworthy of "ehad". Perhaps understanding the link between shame and racism will help us to be less myopic about its instances see just how serious even micro-expressions of this stuff can...

/ February 20, 2018

5 Thoughts On Evangelicals And The Roy Moore Exit Poll

The outcome of the special election for Alabama's Senate seat has ramifications for Evangelicals. Here are five thoughts along those lines.

/ December 16, 2017

Creation and Culture Making

How does a creational worldview inform the Christian approach to culture making?

/ November 9, 2017

Sola Fide: Faith and Faithfulness

What does "Sola Fide" mean and how do Christians live it out?

/ October 17, 2017

Chutzpuh pt 2: Losing to Win

Intro: Is Chutzpah really Holy? For better or for worse, Korean churches tend to be heavily revivalistic. Just about every Korean church that I know of tends to have at least 2 or 3 revivals or revivalistic retreats per year....

/ August 8, 2017

Chutzpah: A Strategy for the Disenfranchised

Chutzpah is the idea that the bottom of the barrel can contend with the top of the barrel, no matter how great the odds, and the bottom of the barrel can win.

/ July 20, 2017

From Culpability to Responsibility

Intro: silent prophets. In seminary I took an Old Testament class where the professor assigned a book by MLK jr. The idea was to see how Biblical Prophecy tended to be more about forth-telling than fore-telling.1  And by anyone’s standards,...

/ June 15, 2017