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Dr. Jay Shim

Dr. Jay Shim
Professor of Theology

Phone: (712) 722-6364
Email: Jay.Shim@dordt.edu


Ph. D., Calvin Theological Seminary, Systematic/historical theology, 1998

M. Div., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1992

B. A., Calvin College, Philosophy major, 1988


Areas of Interest

Systematic and historical theology; Biblical hermeneutics; Reformed worldview, scholarship, and education


Recent Publications and Presentations

"The Doctrine of Scripture in the Calvinist Churches in Korea," in John Calvin: Myth and Reality, ed., Amy Nelson Burnett, Eugene, pp. 207-23, Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2011.

Book Review: "The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam, 1880-2005," in Christian Higher Education, 10:71-74, 2011.

Proclaiming Christian Education, a text for children on Christian thinking and life; Exposition of Proclaiming Christian Education, teachers' guide for the children's text, in Korean language, Seoul: Education Science Publisher, 2012.

"Reformed Theology and Spirituality," presented at International Congress of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches, held on May 2-8, 2013 in Seoul, Korea.

"Core-curriculum of Christian Colleges," presented at a faculty development program, held on June 24-26, 2013 in Kyungjoo, Korea.

"The Interpretation of Christ's Descent into Hades in the Early Seventeenth Century," in Biblical Interpretation and Doctrinal Formulation in the Reformed Tradition, eds, Arie C. Leder and Richard A. Muller, pp. 157-84, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014.

"Reformed Theology as Worldview Theology: Public Nature of the Gospel and Spirituality," to be published in Pro Rege in fall 2014.


I teach Reformed Theology, Theology of the Reformation, Modern Theology, Christian Mind and Heart, Major World Religions, and Biblical Foundations. I have been delivering presentations and writing articles on Christian education for college faculty, consulting Christian schools, and leading training programs for teachers. In summer I travel to countries like Korea, China, and Uganda to teach theology courses and deliver presentations on Christian education. I have been serving a number of committees of the Christian Reformed denomination and also as a multi-cultural liaison for the church.