Charles G. Finney Professor in Homiletics
A Brief Biological Sketch
Eunjoo Mary Kim
Eunjoo Mary Kim is the Charles G. Finney Professor in Homiletics at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Before joining Vanderbilt in 2022, she taught courses in preaching, worship, and practical theology at Iliff School of Theology for twenty-four years. Her scholarly concern is developing the theology and method of preaching and worship relevant to contemporary ministerial contexts. Her current research interest is postcolonial and multicultural approaches to preaching and worship and preaching social and ethical issues such as race, gender, sexuality, immigration, disability, and ecojustice. Among numerous publications are Women Preaching: Theology and Practice Through the Ages (Pilgrim Press, 2004), Preaching in an Age of Globalization (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), and Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach (Liturgical Press, 2017). This academic year, Kim is a recipient of the Louisville Institute’s Sabbatical Grant for Researchers and working on her research project on postcolonial approaches to lectionary preaching. In addition, she is editing the Special Issue, Multicultural Worship: Theory and Practice, of the journal, Religions. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Kim served local churches and on various committees of the Denver Presbytery.