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    ACTS Faculty Emeritus

    MOFFETT, SAMUEL HUGH (Deceased)
    The First President of ACTS
    B.A. Wheaton President if ACTS
    Th.B. Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
    Ph.D. Yale University, USA

    HAN, CHUL-HA (Deceased)
    Honorary President / The First Vice-President of ACTS
    B.A. Seoul National University, Korea
    Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA
    Th.D. Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, USA

    NELSON, MARLIN L. (Deceased)
    Professor Emeritus of Missiology
    B.A. Minnesota University, USA
    M.Div. & D.Miss. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

    KANG, CHANG HEE
    Professor Emeritus of New Testament
    B.Th. Yonsei University, Korea (1970)
    M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1979)
    Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1987)

    Publication

    The Place References in the Gospels and the Historicity of the Gospels (2002). Evangelical Understanding of the NT (2002).
    A Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (2007). The Life and Theology of Calvin and Wesley (2013). From the Deep I-IV (2010-2015).

    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).

  • Faculty in Residence

    Department of Theology

    HAN, SANG HWA
    Professor of Systematic Theology
    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
    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
    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
    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 Meditation along with the Acts of the Apostles(2016).

    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)

    Publication

    Studies on the Prophetical Books (2004). Exposition on the Book of Amos (2011). Exposition on the Book of Nahum (2013). The Word Meditation along with Amos (2017).

    SHIN, SUNG WOOK
    Professor of Preaching
    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).

    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 (2015, coauthor).

    KIM, SUNG JIN
    Assistant Professor of Old Testament
    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).

    KIM, KYU SEOP
    Assistant Professor of New Testament
    B.A. Sogang University, Korea (2005)
    M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (2009)
    Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (2011)
    Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, UK (2016)

    Publication

    The Firstborn Son in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Study of Primogeniture and Christology (2016).

    Department of Intercultural Studies & Social Welfare

    AHN, JUM SIK
    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).

    SO, YOUN JUNG
    Research Assoiciate Professor of Intercultural Studies
    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, Revised Edition - 2020). Muslim Wives (2011, Revised Edition - 2018). Christianity and Islam (2017).

    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).

    JUN, B. J. (Byoungchul Joseph)
    Associate Professor of Christian Education
    B.A. University of Colorado, USA (1995)
    M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1998)
    Ph.D. Biola University, USA (2010)
    Visiting Scholar. UCLA, USA (2019)

    Publication

    Shake the World with the Ad fontes Spirit (2015).
     

    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
     
    Professor of Missiology & Spiritual Theology.
    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
    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).

    Department of Christian Chinese Studies

    YU, SHIN HWA
    Professor of Missiology
    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).

    PARK, JUNG WON
    Assitant 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)

    KIM, NAM HYUN
    Assistant Professor of Chinese Linguistics
    B.A. KyungPook National University, Korea(1995)
    M.A. Peking University, China(2001)
    M.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea(2017)
    Ph.D. Candidate Peking University, China(2010)

    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
    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).

     

    Visiting Professor and Lecturer

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

    Jeevan Prakash Kumar Vemagiri
    Visiting Professor of Greek Language
    B.Th. Nilgiris Institute of Christian Studies, India (2006)
    M.Div. Church on the Rock Theological Seminary, India (2009)
    Th.M. Aisa United Theological University, Korea (2013)
    Ph.D.  Aisa United Theological University, Korea (2020)

    Kim, Samuel J.
    Lecturer of Practical Theology
    B.A. Calvin University, USA (1986)
    M.Div. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1989)
    Th.M. Studies Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1990)
    Ph.D. Candidate, Reformed Graduate University, Korea

    Yim, Tae Soon
    Lecturer of Missiology
    B.A. eounsei University, korea(1984)
    M.A. Yeounsei University, korea(1986)
    M.Div. Asian Theological Seminary (1996)
    Ph.D. Assumption University,Thailand (2007)
    M.A. Malaysia Science University, Malaysia (2011)
    D.Miss. Candidate, Malaysia Bapt. Theology Seminary, Malaysia

    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).