Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

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College: Emmanuel College
Degrees: ThD (Emmanuel)
Phone: 416-585-4541
Teaching Category:
Regular Tenure Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree


HyeRan Kim-Cragg is the 14th Principal and holds the inaugural Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Professorship in Preaching at Emmanuel College. She also serves the Executive Committee of the Academy of Homiletics since 2021. Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to homiletics in practical theology, her teaching and research address a range of topics related to biblical interpretation, postcolonial theories, ecology, feminist homiletics and liturgy, migration, and decolonizing practices. As a recipient of The Rowntree Scholarship at The United Church of Canada Foundation (2019), She has done research on intercultural preaching, as this intersects with race, gender, and multiple identities of the preacher and the congregations.

  • Specializations

    • Ecology and Preaching
    • Interdisciplinary approach to homiletics in practical theology
    • Postcolonial, critical race, and feminist theories
    • Anti-racist and Intercultural preaching
  • Publications


    • Moments in Time: Preaching in the United Church of Canada 1910-2020, co-authored with Don Schweitzer  (United Church Publishing House, 2024)
    • Conversations about Divine Mystery: Essays In Honor of Gail Ramshaw, co-edited with Stephen Burns (Fortress, 2023)
    • Practical Theology Amid Environmental Crises: Religions Special Edition, co-edited with Pam McCarroll. 2022.
    • Postcolonial Preaching: Creating a Ripple Effect (Lexington, 2021)
    • Interdependence:  A Postcolonial Feminist Practical Theology (Pickwick, 2018)
    • What Does the Bible Say?  In Conversation with Popular Culture, co-authored with Mary Ann Beavis (Cascade, 2017)
    • 2 Thessalonians: Wisdom Commentary, co-authored with Mary Ann Beavis  (Liturgical Press, 2016)
    • Hebrews: Wisdom Commentary, co-authored with Mary Ann Beavis  (Liturgical Press, 2015)

     Articles in Journals:

    • “Earth-Bound Homiletics: Engaging Scripture, Context and Indigenous Wisdom”Religions 24 15: 3 (2024)
    • “Multitasking Preaching” in Unmasking White Preaching, edited by Lis Valle-Ruiz and Andrew Wymer (Lexington 2022).
    • “Preaching Addressing Environmental Crises through the Use of Scripture” Religions 13: 3 (2022)
    • “Preaching in a Post-Truth Era: Its Critical Task.” International Journal for Homiletics. 4 (2020): 88-102.
    • “Unfinished and Unfolding Tasks of Preaching: Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, and Interreligious Approaches in the Postcolonial Context of Migration.” Homiletic: The Journal of the Academy of Homiletics 44:2 (2019): 4-17.
    • "Probing the Pulpit in Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives."  Liturgy Vol. 34:2 (2019): 22-30