Sunggu Yang joined the School of Theology at George Fox University in 2017 as an assistant professor of Christian ministries. Before coming to George Fox, Yang served as the Louisville Institute’s Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he taught courses ranging from homiletics and worship to prophetic ministry. One of his innovative courses was “Film & Preaching: The Gospel According to Hollywood.”
Since 2014, he has served as founder and general editor of The Journal of Asian American Theological Forum. He was also managing editor of The Journal of Homiletic (2011-15), a top-tier journal in the field of homiletics, and now serves the same journal as book review editor for the Practical Theology section.
Yang is the author of three books: Arts and Preaching: An Aesthetic Homiletic for the 21st Century (2021), King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm (2019), and Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas (2016). He also has two books in progress, Sacred Waters: Pastoral Essays for Aspiring Preachers and The One God Is Looking For: Biblical Essays on Being a Christian Today. His peer-reviewed articles appear in Theology Today, HTS Teologiese Studies, Journal for Preachers, and Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.
Ordained by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Yang has preached at various venues around the nation. He lives in Sherwood with his wife, Rebecca Jeong, and their daughter, Stella.
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