Westminster Seminary California
 
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EDUCATION
B.A., Vanguard University;
M.Div., Westminster Seminary California;
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
CONTACT

Email: deanofstudents@wscal.edu

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

Director of the Center for Pastoral Refreshment
Evangelical Theological Society
On the boards of trustees/ directors of:
Covenant College
Peacemaker Ministries
The Cambridge School
The Edmund P. Clowney Legacy Foundation

Julius J. Kim

Dean of Students, Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Julius J. Kim

Prior to taking his current position at Westminster Seminary California, Dr. Kim ministered in a variety of ecclesiastical and academic settings. He has served in Presbyterian Church in America churches in California and Illinois. His current church calling is as Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido. Dr. Kim also continues to serve the broader Christian community as a preacher, speaker, and ministry consultant-especially for the Korean-American church. While in Illinois, he taught undergraduate communications at Trinity International University and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Following a brief tenure as Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University, Dr. Kim returned to Southern California to serve as Dean of Students and to teach practical theology at WSC.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“As a professor, my hope and prayer is that my students would take the Apostle Paul’s words to heart when he said: ‘However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.’ (Acts 20:24)”

Areas of Interest and Research
History of preaching; Homiletics; Asian- American Christianity; Korean-American Church; and English church history during the Restoration

An interview with Julius J. Kim

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The Religion of Reason and the Reason for Religion: John Tillotson and the Latitudinarian Defense of Christianity, 1630–1694

He has written essays and articles in various publications, including:
Business Ethics Today: Foundations (contributor)
Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry (contributor)
Heralds of the King (contributor)
Korea Reformed Theological Society Journal
Modern Reformation
Torch Trinity Journal
With Calvin in the Theater of God (contributor)
 
CH653 Great Preaching and Preachers: A History of Homiletics
PT410 Practicum: Oral Communication
PT504 Practicum: Sermon Preparation and Delivery
PT511 Ministry of Witness in the World
PT540 Great Preaching and Preachers: A History of Homiletics
PT603 Practicum: Preaching Narrative Texts
Course descriptions are available in the WSC Catalogue.