All posts by Joe Kim

Joe Kim is the English Ministry pastor at Grace Ministry in Cherry Hill, NJ. 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.

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

Sabbath as Activism: Undermining the Model Minority Myth

Asian Americans are often stereotyped as The Model Minority. The problem is that this stereotype is a destructive myth. It hurts all parties that are involved. The activism inherent in Sabbath is it's antidote.

/ June 2, 2017

What an Israeli Tour Guide Taught Me About Communion

The Westminster Confession of Faith tells us that Communion is a sign and seal of the Covenant of Grace. Here's how Judaism can inform our understanding of this sacrament.

/ April 13, 2017

Not (exactly) Another Keller-Gets-Snubbed by PTS Post

Conservatives and what we now call progressives have moralities that mutually exclude each other.

/ March 29, 2017

Shalom and Worship

The real reason that worship heals or strengthens weary hearts is not the song, the musicianship, or the performer. It’s the shalom that is created.

/ March 17, 2017

Shalom, A Ginormous Mega-Theme in the Bible

The biggest thing that differentiates The Dutch Reformed from their Scottish Presbyterian kin is in how much and how heavily they emphasize the concept of Shalom.

/ February 24, 2017

A Confucian Trinity Is Not The God of The Bible

The Christ of the New Testament is not a Confucian son of Filial Piety, but a Prince of Shalom. And therein lies the critical difference.

/ January 31, 2017

Abuse, Patriarchy and Korean Paternalism

“If the Father is authoritative and the Son subordinate, and if these attributes should define the way we live in the church and in our families, it's no wonder that some will turn to abuse in order to ensure obedience....

/ December 30, 2016