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Inspiring Speaker Series

Luncheon

POSTPONED
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017, 11:15 AM, MCFARLAND HALL

We are sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances the Inspiring Speaker Series Luncheon for Thursday, October 12, 2017 has been postponed. This event will be rescheduled. Please pay attention to the website and email announcements for the new date.
 
Holy Resistance: Stories of Church on the Fringes
featuring Mihee Kim-Kort, Presbyterian Pastor, Mother, Writer, Itinerant, Hopemonger
 

The Protestant Reformation was a time of challenging authority, assessing sources of authority and truth, and questioning the essence of what it means to be faithful. As the Church continues to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we can continue to ask those questions, especially: What does it mean to be faithful? What do faithful churches look like today?

Mihee Kim-Kort will share stories of churches on the fringes who are embodying this spirit of resistance in creative, dynamic ways, including a new worshiping community she has helped facilitate over the last year called Story Church.


Mihee Kim-Kort is an ordained Presbyterian minister with degrees in divinity and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Colorado in beautiful Boulder. Currently, she juggles various jobs including being a wife to another Presbyterian minister, raising three children, ministering to college students as the staff person for UKIRK @ IU, youth ministry on the side, itinerant preaching and speaking, writing, struggling with being an Enneagram 7, rabble-rousing in Bloomington, and liking too many posts on Facebook and admiring people on Twitter and Instagram.

Born in Seoul, Korea, she and her parents immigrated here shortly after her birth. Settling in Colorado, she was baptized in a Methodist church before her family joined the local Korean Presbyterian church. It was here that she learned the faith from an African American, who was a respected Elder and teacher in the church, and from a little old lady, who was the wife of the former pastor of the white Presbyterian congregation that shared the building with the church.

During her undergraduate studies, she skipped many classes to snowboard, checked out lectures from radical and interesting writers and teachers, and joined various Christian fellowship groups. It was during this time, and then in seminary that she began to experience a shift from traditional evangelicalism to a progressive, inclusive Reformed faith focused on God’s Good News in the here and now as expressed through justice. She’s always working out what all that means exactly, and especially whether or not she should call herself an evangelical.