Reformed Theological Seminary student Sungyak Kim responds to the recent shooting rampage at a Christian Korean college in California by a fellow Korean. His commentary, published online by Christianity Today, on Thursday, April 12, is titled “What the Gospel Has to Say about the California Christian College Shooting.” Read More »
Today Mr. Kim expanded on his response in the RTS Orlando student newsletter Semper Informanda:
“All I felt at first was a painful sense of relevance. But the more I read about the incident, the more I realized that the real issue was being obscured by politically charged debates. I then wrote down what I thought was a much-needed gospel perspective and submitted it for publication. When it was published, I received an email from a group of men in the Bay Area that plan on reaching out to Goh with the gospel next week. Then it (finally) dawned on me that the church should be praying for Goh, trusting that the gospel can be the power of God for his salvation, to God's glory. It is my hope that those who read the article will pray for Goh and those who will directly minister to him.”
Mr. Kim is nearing the end of his first year in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program at RTS Orlando. As an undergraduate, he began his studies as a political science major at UC Irvine in Southern California and then transferred to Yonsei University in South Korea, where he graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. He and his wife Lynn serve on the youth ministry and worship teams at Open Kingdom PCA Church in Orlando. His blog is http://sungyak.tumblr.com/.