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J.D. Kim

Adjunct Professor of Theology


After a snowboarding accident in 2004, J. D. Kim suffered a fracture on his fifth cervical vertebrae and became a quadriplegic. He is an ordained teaching elder with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and earned a PhD in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen. He is Adjunct Professor of Theology and Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry Korean Studies Program at Denver Seminary and serves as president of J. D. Kim Ministries, which is affiliated with Joni & Friends. 

Dr. Kim’s latest book is Constructing a Mediating Theology: Affirming the Impassibility and the Passibility of the Triune God, which is part of the Studies in the Doctrine of God: Exploring Classical and Relational Theism series.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Systematic Theology
  • Doctrine of God
  • Theodicy
  • Theology of Suffering and Disability


Iliff School of Theology

Denver Seminary

University of Aberdeen UK

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • ETS
  • AAR

Courses Taught

  • Christian Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Theology of Suffering
  • Biblical and Theological Foundation 

Books & Resources