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Professor HyeRan Kim-Cragg

Timothy Eaton Memorial Associate Professor of Preaching

B.Sc., DongDuck Women's University, Seoul, Korea 
M.Div., Hanshin Graduate School of Theology, Hanshin University, Seoul, Korea 
Th.D. Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto, Canada

Office:  Room 212
Tel.: (416) 585-4545
Fax: (416) 585-4516

Teaching & Research Interests

HyeRan Kim-Cragg holds the Timothy Eaton Memorial Professorship in Preaching at Emmanuel College.  She comes to Emmanuel from St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon) where she held the Lydia Gruchy Chair of Pastoral Studies and, prior to that, she and her partner David served the United Church as overseas mission personnel to Korea.  She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea and has served in pastoral, teaching, and intercultural leadership capacities with the United Church of Canada for the past twenty years.

Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to homiletics in practical theology, her teaching and research address a range of topics related to biblical interpretation, postcolonial theories, feminist homiletics and liturgy, migration, and decolonizing practices.  Her current interests are in the intercultural preaching, as this intersects with race, gender, and multiple identities of the preacher and the congregations.  She is particularly interested in language (verbal and non-verbal) issues for preaching as a communicative event.  As a recipient of The Rowntree Scholarship at The United Church of Canada Foundation (2019), she will undertake her research project on Preaching and Intercultural Ministry in the United Church of Canada for the next 3 years.  

Primary Teaching

Introduction to Homiletics
Intercultural Preaching
Practical Theology Research Methods
Introduction to Christian Education

Selected Publications

HyeRan Kim-Cragg has authored, co-authored, and edited 11 books.  Among her numerous scholarly publications are Interdependence:  A Postcolonial Feminist Practical Theology (2018), What Does the Bible Say?  In Conversation with Popular Culture (2017) and Hebrews:  Wisdom Commentary (2015) which received a book award by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada in 2016.

Recent and Upcoming Publications

"Home, Hospitality, and Preaching:  A Need for the Homiletical Engagement of Migration."  In Migration and Religion:   Negotiating Sites of Hospitality, Resistance, and Vulnerability.  Andrea Bieler, Isolde Karle, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, and Ilona Nord, eds. Leipzig:  Eva, forthcoming.

"Power and Practice of Indigenous Christian Rituals and Ceremonies."  In Honorable Reconciliation, Regina:  University of Regina, forthcoming.

"Sacred Texts / Holy Scriptures / Religion and Literature."  In International Handbook of Practical Theology:   A Transcultural and Transreligious Approach, Birgit Weyel, Wilhelm Gräb, Emmanuel Y. Lartey, Cas Wepener, eds.  Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming.

"Probing the Pulpit in Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives."  Liturgy Vol. 34, 2019.

"The Emperor Has No Clothes!: Exposing Whiteness as Explicit, Implicit, and Null Curricula." Religious Education  114:3 (2019).

"A Commentary on the REA 2018 Annual Meeting, Religious Education," Religious Education Vol. 114:3 (2019).

"Inter-Positioning: A Korean-Canadian Homiletical Theologian's Reading of the Story of Jephthah's Daughter."  In Reading In-Between: How Minoritized Cultural Communities Interpret the Bible in Canada, 52-66.  Néstor Medina, Alison Hari-Singh, and HyeRan Kim-Cragg, eds.  Eugene: Pickwick, 2019.

"What are People For?  In Christian Life, Discipleship and Ministry."  In The Theology of The United Church of Canada, 203-222.  Don Schweitzer, Rob Fennell, and Michael Bourgeois, eds.  Waterloo:  Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2019.

"A Postcolonial Portrait of Migrants as Vulnerable and Resistant. Practical Matters:  A Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology  Vol. 11 (Spring 2018).

"Motherhood as Self-Giving and Self-Receiving Relationship" in Parenting as Spiritual Practice and Source for Theology: Mothering Matters, Claire Bischoff, Elizabeth Gandolfo, Annie Hardison-Moody, eds. 133-153.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

"Through Senses and Sharing: How Liturgy Meets Food."  Liturgy 32:2 (2017): 34-41.

"Postcolonial Practice on Eucharist," in Postcolonial Practice of Ministry.  Kwok Pui-Lan and Stephen Burns, eds. 77-89.  Lanham: Lexington, 2016.

"A Theology of Resistance in Conversation with Religious Education in Unmasking Violence."  Religious Education  110:4 (August 2015): 420-434.

"Baptism as Crossing beyond Belonging?" in Liturgy in Postcolonial Perspectives:  Only One is Holy, Cláudio Carvalhaes, ed. 201-211.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

"Liturgy in Migration and Migrants in Liturgy." Co-written with Stephen Burns in The Church in an Age of Global Migration: A Moving Body.  Susanna Snyder, Joshua Ralston, Agnes M. Brazal, eds., 113-130.  New York: Palgrave, 2015.

"Turning to the Other: Interdenominational, Interethnic, Interreligious, Transnational Activism and A New Ecclesia."  Co-written with Mai-Anh Tran in Complex Identities in a Shifting World:  Practical Theological Perspectives, Pamela Couture, Robert Mager, Pamela R. McCarroll, and Natalie Wigg, eds. 127-138.  Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2015.

"Contributions of Religions for Citizenship Education in Canada: A Christian Religious Educator's Perspective."  In Islam and Citizenship Education, Ednan Aslan and Marcia Hermansen, eds., 295-303.  Netherlands: Springer, 2015.