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Dr. Nam Soon Song

Ewart Professor of Christian Education & Youth Ministry

Nam Soon has been a part of the Knox Faculty since 2000.

Citing that teaching and preaching are two important ministries of the church, Nam Soon finds her Faculty position exciting as she sees the future of educational ministry in the hands of each one of her students. She brings Eastern philosophy into dialogue with Christian Education Theory and Practice, and a new approach that seeks to reinterpret how Jesus as the teacher taught in his period.

Nam Soon teaches Educational Ministry of the Church, Teaching the Bible in the Church,  Models of Teaching the Bible, Human Growth and Spiritual Journey, Contemporary Christian Education Theory, Spirituality and Religious Education, Theory and Practice for Youth Ministry, Curriculum Theory and Practice and Culture and Practical Ministry.

She is a member of Hopedale Presbyterian Church in Oakville. Nam Soon also helps to bring multi-cultures together in her congregation and and has given lectures and led workshops in various places, in churches as well as the community.

Click to view Nam Soon’s curriculum vitae.

Presentations and publications:

  • “Demythologizing the “Silent Exodus”: Asian-Canadian Protestant Young Adults” Journal of Youth and
    Theology, Fall 2019, in process
  • “Challenges and Opportunities for Asian Canadian Immigrant Churches and its Educational Implications” Presented at REA Annual Meeting, November 2019
  • “Challenges and Opportunities for Asian Canadian Immigrant Churches with First and Second Generation Congregants: A Qualitative Study of Members of Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean Churches in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)” with a Louisville Project grant; presented findings at a public forum at Knox College in April 2019
  • “Youth Ministry that Matters: Voices of Korean Canadian Youth,” The Journal of Youth Ministry, Vol. 15. No. 2, spring 2017, pp.97-120
    “Christian Education for the Public: Lessons from Legacy of Ewart College” in Toronto Journal of Theology, Supplement 1, 2015, pp. 93-108
  • “Sunday School Revisited: An Alternative to Christian Education of the Church Today?” In Journal of Religious Education, Feb. 2013, Vol. 108, 2, pp.180-192