Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

Job Title: 

Adjunct Professor, Practical Theology & Christian Leadership



Ph.D., Religion, Baylor University (forthcoming) Th.M., Christian Theology, Duke University Divinity School, 2011 M.Div., General/Parish, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, 2009 M.A., Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, 2006 B.A., Christian Formation & Ministry w/ Integrative Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, 2004


The Rev. Nathaniel (“Nate”) Jung-Chul Lee is the Associate Rector at All Saints Chevy Chase in Washington D.C., and teaches part-time for both Nashotah House and Loyola University (Baltimore, MD). Nate is in the final year of his Ph.D. program at Baylor University. His dissertation work explores the way Christology shapes our ecclesial and social imagination. He is married to Janna, and has a son, Ezekiel Sang-Hun.

Articles & Presentations:

“A Semiotics of Political Culture.” Review of Graham Ward. 2009. The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic. The Living Church – forthcoming

“Dasein Goes to Church: A Re-imagining of ‘Being-towards-death’ through an Ecclesial Re-novation of ‘Being-with.’” The Other Journal – forthcoming

“Desire, Beauty, and Story: A New Proposal for Christian Catechesis in a Pluralistic Age.” The Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Creighton University (Omaha, NE) – 30 May 2013.

“Decentering the Lines of Racial Fidelity: Reflections on the Tragedy of Mulatto/a Theology.” The Virginia Graduate Colloquium on Theology. The University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) – 21 March 2015.

“Making the Church: A Missional Politics.” Review of Nathan R. Kerr. 2009. Christ, History and Apocalyptic: The Politics of Christian Mission. Eugene, Or: Cascade Books. Political Theology 13.2 (2012): 249-51.

“Mystical? Political?: Radical Orthodoxy and Non-Liberal Democracy.” The Center of Theology and Philosophy’s “Soul Conference.” St. Anne’s College, Oxford University (UK) – 28 June 2013

Review of Stanley Hauerwas. 2010. Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir. Eugene, Or: Cascade Books. The Trinity Journal for Theology and Ministry 4.2 (2010): 142-144.

“‘There and Back Again’ or ‘The End of All Things’: Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Proposal for Racial Reconciliation in ‘The Artificial Nigger.’” The Conference on Christianity and Literature. Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX) – 20 September 2013.

“Taking Kierkegaard to Church: A Bonhoefferian Reading of Walker Percy’s Message in the Bottle.” The Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. St. Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) – 31 May 2014.

“The New Black Ecclesiology: A Bonhoefferian Examination into the Social Imagination in the Collective Work of J. Kameron Carter and Willie J. Jennings.” The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Baltimore, MD) – 26 November 2013





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