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Department of Theology

WON, JONG CHUN
Professor of Historical Theology
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, USA (1979)
M.Div Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1982)
Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1989)

Publication

Spirituality of John Calvin and English Puritans (1994).
Puritan Covenant Ideas: Power for the English Reform Movement (1998).
Essence of Medieval Spirituality: St. Bernard of Clairvaux (2004).
Theology and Piety of John Calvin (2008).
Justification and Sanctification: Historical-Theological Study on the Relationship between Justification and Sanctification (2017).

CHANG, HAE KYUNG
Professor of New Testament
B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1978)
M.Div. equiv. Hapdong Theological Seminary, Korea (1983)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
Dr.Theol. Eberhaard-Karls-Universität zu Tübingen, Germany (1998)

Publication

Knechtschaft und Befreiung der Schöpfung. Eine exegetische Untersuchung zu Römer 8, 19-22 (2000).
(Apo) karadokia bei Paulus und Aquila (2002).
The Christian Life in a Dialectical Tension? Romans 7:7-25 Reconsidered (2007).

HAN, SANG HWA
Professor of Systematic Theology / Director of ACTS Theology Research Center
B.A. Soong Jun University, Korea (1984)
M.Div. Westminster College, UK (1984-86)/ACTS, Korea (1987-88)
Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1996)

Publication

Doing God-centered Theology (2010).
Postmodernism and the Evangelical Theology (2008).

CHUNG, HONG YUL
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.Eng. SungKyunKwan University, Korea (1985)
M.Div. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (1988)
Th.M. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (1990)
Dr.Theol. Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Germany (1997)

Publication

A Study on Apostle's Creed (2005).
Co-Author. Ecclesiology (2009).
Christology (2011).
Doctrine of God (2012).
Eschatology (2012).
Soteriology (2015).
Pneumatology (2017).

PAK, UNG KYU
Professor of Historical Theology / Dean of Planning
B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1984)
M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1989)
Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1992)
Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1998)

Publication

Bruce F. Hunt: A Life and Ministry (2004).
Millennialism in the Korean Protestant Church (2005).
Seasons of Refreshing: A History of Evangelism and Revivals in America (2006).
The Last Days Are Here Again: A History of the End Times (2007).
Age of Reason (2013).

LEE, HAN YOUNG
Professor of Old Testament / Dean of Graduate School of Theology (Korean Program)
M.D. Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil (1986)
Post-Doctoral Fellow New York Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1988)
M.Div., S.T.M. Biblical Theological Seminary, USA (1993)
Ph.D. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa (1999)

Publication

From History to Narrative Hermeneutics (2004).
How to Read the Old Testament? (2004).
Pentateuch: A Message from a Historical and Narrative Perspective (2008).
Numbers: Hope and Failure in the Wilderness (2009).
Old Testament Ethics (2017).

HUR, JU
Professor of New Testament / Dean of AIGS
B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea (1986)
M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1993)
Ph.D. Sheffield University, UK (1998)

Publication

A Dynamic Reading of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts (2001).
How to Ring a Bell of Theology (2005).
New Testament Exposition & Application (2008).
How to Read the Gospels (2012). The Word.

CHO, HWI
Professor of Old Testament
B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1990)
M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1996)
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2002)
Meditation Along with the Acts of the Apostles (2016).

Publication

Studies on the Prophetical Books (2004).
Exposition on the Book of Amos (2011).
Exposition on the Book of Nahum (2013).

SHIN, SUNG WOOK
Associate Professor of Preaching / Director of Pastoral Ministry Institute
B.A. Keimyung University, Korea (1988)
M.Div. equiv. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (1991)
Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1997)
Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa (2004)

Publication

What is Da Vinci Code? (2006).
A Method for Interpreting the Bible (2007).
The Trio of Preaching (2009).
Top Preacher: 29 Rhetorical Skills (2011).
An Analysis of Preaching of Rev. Daniel Dong-won Lee (2014).

KIM, JAE YOUN
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology / Director of Theology Department (Undergraduate)
B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1995)
M.Div. Korea Theological Seminary, Korea (1998)
Doctorandus (Th.M.) Kampen Theological University, The Netherlands (2003)
Th.D. Kampen Theological University, The Netherlands (2008)

Publication

Relational God and Salvation: Social Doctrine of Trinity and Its Implication for the Soteriology (2008).
Reformed Views on Culture (2015).

JUNG, SUNG KOOK
Associate Professor of New Testament / University Chaplain
B.A. Korea University, Korea (1998)
M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (2003)
Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (2010)

Publication

Paul’s Missional Use of Scripture: A Redefined Approach with Special Reference to 2 Cor 3. (2010).
Rethinking the Quiet Time Movement in Korean Church (coauthor, 2015).

KIM, SUNG JIN
Assistant Professor of Old Testament / Director of International Affairs
B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1999)
M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA (2003)
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2012)

Publication

Teaching on Friendship in the Proverbs of Solomon (Prov 10:1-22:16 and Prov 25-29): A Text-Linguistic Study (2012).

SHIN, JONG CHEOL
Research Professor of Church History
B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1987)
M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (1990)
Th.M. Chongshin University, Korea (2001)
Ph.D. Chongshin University, Korea (2012)

Publication

The Korean Presbyterian Church and the Fundamentalism (2003).
Search the Bible Lands (2008).
Theological Reflections on Presbyterian Church History (2012).

Department of Intercultural Studies & Social Welfare

CHONG, HUNG HO
Professor of Missiology/ Dean of the Graduate School of Missions
B.A. Seo-Kyung University, Korea (1982)
M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
Th.M. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1991)
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1995)

Publication

Gospel and Contextualization (2004).
Bible and Mission: Biblical Foundation of Mission Theology (2014).

AHN, JUM SIK
Associate Professor of Missiology
B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1985)
M.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1987)
M.Div. Hapdong Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Korea (1997)
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2002)

Publication

Worldview and Spiritual Warfare (1995).
Discern the Worldviews (1998).
Ch'i, What is Problem? (1999).
Worldview, Religion, and Culture (2008).

SON, SHIN
Associate Professor of Christian Social Welfare
B.A. Yonsei University, Korea (1987)
M.S.W. Columbia University, USA (1991)
M.Ph. Columbia University, USA (1998)
Ph.D. Columbia University, USA (2006)

Publication

Defining the Meaning of Work for Minority Older Adults: A Comparative Study between Korean Americans and African Americans, (2006).
21st Century Volunteer Management: Theory and Practice (2011).

HA, TAI SUN
Research Assistant Professor of Social Welfare
B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1998)
M.A. Soongsil University, Korea (2001)
Ph.D.Soongsil University, Korea (2012)

Publication

Family Therapy for Couples with Mother-in-Law Problems (2011).
A Study on the Correctional Program for Juvenile Delinquents (2011).
A Multiple Case Study on the Experiences of Juvenile Victim and Offender (2012).
A case Study on the Relational Restoration Experiences of Juvenile Victims and Offenders (2014).
Theories of Social Work Practice (2014, Co-author).
A Qualitative Case Study on the Experiences of Juvenile Victims and Offenders (2015). Introduction to Youth Welfare (2016, Co-author).

Department of Christian Education & Counseling

YIE, SOOK KYUNG
Professor of Christian Education
B.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1981)
M.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1983)
M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1998)
Ed. D. Paris X Naterre University, France (1990)

Publication

Culture and Christian Education (2005).
Christian Understanding to Schooling (2010, co-author).
Faith and Christian Education (2015).
The Eco-system of Christian Education for Next Generation (2015, Co-author).

KIM, JUN SOO
Professor of Pastoral Counseling
B.A. State University of New York, USA (1984)
M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1988)
D.Min. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1995)

Publication

Mind Healing (2008).

AHN, KYUNG SEUNG
Professor of Christian Counseling / Dean of Academics (Undergraduate)
B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
Th.M. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1996)
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (2000)

Publication

Evangelical Christian Counseling (Co-author, 2004).
Evangelical Family Counseling (Co-author, 2006).
The Courage to Forgive (2007). Wise Caring (2013).

KIM, YOUNG HEE
Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
B.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1979)
M.A.R. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1984)
Th.M. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (1994)
Th.D. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2003)

Publication

Art of Love: Marriage. Christian Family Therapy (2010, Co-author).

B. J. (Byoungchul Joseph) Ju
Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership / AIGS Director
B.A. University of Colorado, USA (1995)
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1998)
Ph.D. Biola University, USA (2010)

Publication

Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart and the Spirituality of Gratitude, Joshua Kang (2007).
The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautiful Life, and The Good and Beautiful Community, James Bryan Smith (2009).

LEE, SOO IN
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1998)
M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (2003)
M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA (2006)
Ph.D. Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, USA (2012)

Publication

Effective Teaching Methods for 21st Century Christian Educators (2015).
Introduction to Christian Education & Counseling (2016).

Department of English & Global Studies

KIM, DUK YOUNG
Professor of Applied Linguistics
B.A. ChungAng University, Korea (1988)
M.A. University of South Carolina, USA (1996)
Ph.D. University of Florida, USA (2001)

Publication

A Descriptive Analysis of Korean and English Apologies with Implication for Interlanguage Pragmatics (2001).
A Study of Korean College Students' Acquisition of American Culture through the American Movie (2012).

KIM, DANIEL JOHNGUK
Associate Professor of Missiology
B.S. North Carolina State University, USA (1980)
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1986)
Th.M. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1996)
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (2002)

Publication

The Contemplative Way: A Christian Perspective (2008).

KIM, HANSUNG
Associate Professor of TESOL and Missiology / Dean of College Admission / Director of Global Language Center
B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1993)
M.A. in ICS (with TESOL Emphasis) Prairie Graduate School (PBI), Canada (1998)
D.Miss. Biola University, USA (2011)

Publication

The Internationalization of Three Korean Mission Organizations (2011).
From the Kingdom of Morning Calm to the Hermit Kingdom (2017).

JOUNG, EUN YOUNG
Research Professor of English
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, USA (1998)
M.A. Wheaton College Graduate School, USA (1999)

MATTHEW GUNN
Visiting Professor of English
B.A. University of Windsor, Canada (1998)
M.Div. Tyndale University College & Seminary, Canada (2005)

Department of Christian Chinese Studies

YU, SHIN HWA
Professor of Missiology / Chinese History
B.E. National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1979)
M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1985)
M.A. Korea University (Ph.D. Candidate), Korea (1988)
Ph.D. Peking University, China (1999)

Publication

Three Ways to Learn Chinese (2005).

MOON, DAE IL
Adjunct Professor of Chinese Literature
B.A. Beijing Language And Culture University, China (2003)
M.A. Beijing Normal University, China (2006)
Ph.D. Beijing Normal University, China (2012)

Publication

The Key to Comparative Literature (2011).
21st Century Chinese Coined Dictionary (2013).
新世纪国外中国文学译介与研究 文情报告. 韩国卷. (2013).

KIM, SUJIN
Visiting Professor of Chinese Literature
B.A. Kyonggi University, Korea (2006).
Ph.D. Peking University, China (2014). (Combined master's and doctorate program)

Publication

Wuwei and Obedience: A Comparative Study of Power Thought between Laozi and the Bible (2014).

PARK, JUNG WON
Visiting Professor of Chinese Linguistics
B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1994)
M.A. Nankai University, China (2000)
Ph.D. Candidate, Beijing Normal University, China (2005)

General Studies

KEUM, DONG CHEOL
Professor of Liberal Arts (Literature)
B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1987)
M.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1994)
Ph.D. Seoul National University, Korea (1999)

Publication

The Rhetoric of Korean Modern Poetry (2001).
The World of Kim, Hyun Seung's Poetry and Christian Imagination (2015).
Critical Reading and Logical Writing (2016).

KWON, OH YUN
Associate Professor of Old Testament/ Director of Student Affairs (Undergraduate)
B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
M.Div. Hapdong Theological Seminary, Korea (1993)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1999)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2013)

Publication

A Close Reading of Ecclesiastes: Structure and Unity (2013).

AHN, HYO YUNG
Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts
B.S. Seoul National University, Korea (1977)
M.S. Seoul National University, Korea (1979)
M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1999)
Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan State University, USA

JUNG, JI UNG
Adjunct Professor of Politics
B.A. Seoul National University, Korea
Th.M. Seoul National University, Korea
Ph.D. Seoul National University, Korea

KIM, YOUNG KWANG
Adjunct Professor of English Education
B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2007)
M.A. Kook Min University, Korea. (2010)
Ph.D. Kook Min University, Korea. (2013)

ACTS Adjunct/Research/Visiting Professors

KIM, SAMUEL J.
Visiting Professor of Missiology / AIGS Lecturer of Practical Theology
B.A. UCLA, USA (1982), Calvin College, USA (1985)
M.Div. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1989)
Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1990)
D.Min. Bellhaven University USA, (2009)
Ph.D. Reformed Graduate University, Korea (2017)

KWON, HYEOG KWAN
Visiting Professor of Old Testament / Missiology
B.E. Kangwon University (1995)
M.Div. Korea Baptist Theological University, Korea (1998)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2009)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2013)

KIM, SOO YOUN
Adjunct Professor of Christian Counseling
Ph.D. Heidelberg University, Germany (1990)

CHOI, KEUM SOON
Research Professor of Christian Counseling / Director of ACTS Student Counseling Center
B.A. Yonsei University, Korea (1986)
M.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2005)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2013)

Publication

A Study on the Role of the Christian Community in the Christian Counseling (2012).

KANG, SHIN PHO
Visiting Professor of Christian Education
B.A. equiv. Baksuk University Seminary, Korea (1997)
M.Div. equiv. Baksuk University Seminary, Korea (1999)
M.Ed. Chongshin University, Korea (2006)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2012)

KIM, YOON KWON
Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
Ed.D. Koshin University, Korea

PARK, YOUNG JU
Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
Ed.D. Columbia International University, USA (2011)

CHUNG, TIMOTHY W. C.
AIGS Lecturer of Mission Studies
B.A. Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (1970)
M.B.A. Indiana University, USA (1970)
M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2011)
 

Publication

Culture and International Business in the Global Age (2013).

CHOI, BERNICE MEE KYUNG
AIGS Lecturer of Practical Theology
B.A. Nyack College, USA (1989)
M.Div. Biblical Theological Seminary, USA (1993)
D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA (2006)

Publication

Toward Holistic Worship: Personal, Corporate and Lifestyle (2006).

ACTS Professors of Regional Studies

KIM, JONG IL
Research Professor (Turkey)
B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea (1988)
M.A. Istanbul University, Turkey (1992)
M.Div. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (2012)
Ph.D. Istanbul University, Turkey (1998)

Publication

A Study of Ataturk’s Leadership (1999).
Brother Nations, Korea and Turkey–A History of Turkish Soldiers’ Participation in the Korean War (2007).
Basic Turkish Grammar (2012).
Turkish Conversation Dictionary (2015).
Introduction to Middle East Mission through Key Words (2017).

YOON, CHOON SIK
Research Professor (Argentina)
D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

SO, YOUN JUNG
Research Professor (Arab) / Editor of ACTS Theological Journal
B.A. Hansei University (1994)
M.Div. ACTS International Graduate School, Korea (1999)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2003)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2008)

Publication

Quran and the Holy Spirit (2009).
Muslim Wives (2011).
Christianity and Islam (2017).

AHN, SOON CHEOL
AHN, SOON CHEOL
D. Miss. Grace Theological Seminary, USA

EOM, KYEONG SEOP
Research Professor (East-West Center for Missions Research and Development)
D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

JUNG, DEUK SOO
Research Professor (Mexico)
D. Min. Howard University, USA

KANG, DAE HEUNG
Research Professor (Thailand)
D. Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

KIM, JONG GU
Research Assistant Professor (China)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea
Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul Bible Graduate School of Theology, Korea

KIM, JIN HAK
Research Professor (Israel)
B.A. (hon.) University of the Western Cape, South Africa (1999)
Th.M. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2002)
M.Div. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005)
Th.D. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2008)

SONG, WEON KUN
Research Professor (North Korea)
Ph.D. Myoungji University, Korea

JUNG, JONG KI
Research Professor (North Korea)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

CHO, GI YOUN
Research Professor (North Korea)
Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

HONG, JUNG SOO
Research Professor (France)
Th.M. Hansei University, Korea
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

KIM, JIN WOOK
Research Professor (Oasis)
B.A. Daegu University, Korea
M.Div. Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Th.M. Asia United Theological University, Korea
Ph.D. Louisiana Baptist University, USA

OH, YOUNG CHUL
Research Professor (Thailand)
D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

YOO, BENJAMIN DONGYUN
Research Professor (India)
Ph.D. Wales University, UK

YUN, SUK HO
Research Professor (Pakistan)
Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

CHUNG, HYUNG NAM
Research Professor (Jordan)
D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

CHANG, OAN IK
Research Professor (Cambodia)
D.Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

PARK, MYONKI JOSHUA
Research Professor (China)
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

BANG, JOHN SUNGIL
Research Professor (Cambodia)
D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA