This issue: Summer 2021

Professor Profile: Sunggu Yang

Get to know Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries Sunggu Yang

Ordained by the Presbyterian Church

Author, Arts & Preaching: An Aesthetic Homiletic for the 21st Century (2021)

Q: What inspired you to teach?

A: Whenever I teach, I feel my God-given purpose for life is being fulfilled, which makes me really happy and satisfied. Especially, I feel so fulfilled when I see my students grow in their faith and take compassionate action for the world.

Q: Tell us about current research, a paper, book or other project you are especially passionate about.

A: I’m currently writing a book on the topic of arts and Christian speaking (preaching). When the book is published next year, I plan to use it for one of my courses at George Fox, Arts and Speaking, as the main textbook. The shared goal of the book and the course is to help students develop their unique artistic-communicative skills in sharing the good news of Christ.

Q: What is your biggest hope for George Fox students?

A: I pray for students’ growth in their faith and compassionate action for the world they will serve after graduation. The world, as we know, is broken and hungry in many ways – spiritually, emotionally, economically, politically. I hope that George Fox students, with their own vocations and skills, will be faithful civil servants who will care for and heal that brokenness and hunger of the world. Of course, I believe studying hard and researching diligently at Fox is one of the best preparations for that sacred healing work!

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