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CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Foundation Academy of Amsterdam

       President (since 2006) www.foundation.eu.com 

 

  • VU University Amsterdam (Free University Amsterdam) 

       Center for Theology of Migration / Faculty of Theology / Assistant Professor

       Coordinator Postgraduate program for Migrant Pastors and Church Leaders

       https://www.godgeleerdheid.vu.nl/en/programmes/postgraduate/index.aspx 

 

  • Jesus Christ Foundation Churches

      Senior Pastor (since 1994) www.jcfchurch.com

 

  • National Synod - (Protestant Forum) 
Member of the Steering Committee (since 2012) www.nationalesynode.nl  

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Ph.D. (VU University, 2013) Faculty of TheologyDissertation: The Japanese and Christianity: A Complex Relation.The book is published under the title: The Japanese and Christianity: Why is Christianity not Widely believed in Japan? (Foundation Press. 2014).

 

  • M.A. with doctoral exam (Leiden University, 1997) Faculty of Social Sciences

       Development Sociology/Regional Specialization: Japan/General Specialization: Religion

 

 

AREAS OF INTEREST

 

              - Migration & Migrants Education

              - Human Rights  

              - How religions influence one another, especially in relation to Christianity.

              - Interaction between religion and migration, “theological views on migration”

              - Contextualization of faith, and religious experience within the context of migration.

              - Christianity in Japan

              - Japanese Society

 

                

PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs

 

- Understanding Japan Through the Eyes of Christian Faith, Fifth Edition, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2015.

 

- Rediscovering Japan, Reintroducing Christendom: Two-Thousand years of Christian history in Japan, Lanham: University Press of America, 2010.

 

- The Japanese and Christianity: Why is Christianity Not Widely Believed in Japan?  Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2013.

 

Current Writing Project

- Women & Christianity in Japan 

 

 

Popular Books

 

- Anointed for Calling: Discover your calling and transform the world, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2006.

           

- Blessed Migrants: a biblical perspective on migration and what every migrant needs to know, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2008.

     

-  Journey with Paul: A Simplified Survey of the Pauline books, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2009.

 

- A New Kind of Pentecostalism: Promoting Dialogue for Change, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2011.

           

- Journey to Grace: A Simplified Survey of the Old Testament, Amsterdam: Foundation Press, 2013.

 

Articles & Papers

 

“Das wahre Pfingsten-Streben nach Gerechtigkeit” in Das Evangelium den Armen: Die   Pfingstbewegung sozialer Verantwortung und klassischem Missionsverständnis (Erzhausen: Theologie und Gemeinde, 2013).

 

“Japanese Theology: What Can Be Learned?” Part 1 & 2 in online journal Global Theology http://globaltheology.org/japanese-theology-what-can-be-learned-part-1/  and http://globaltheology.org/japanese-theology-what-can-be-learned-part-2/

 

“The Capitulation of Japan and Christianity” in the website Project Japan: http://projectjapan.org/pj/Article/Entries/2013/8/16_The_Capitulation_of_Japan_and_Christianity.html

 

“Contextualization in Pre-Meiji Japan (Part 1,2,3)” in the website Project Japan: http://projectjapan.org/pj/Article/Entries/2013/8/16_Contextualization_in_Pre-Meiji_Japan_%28Part_1%29.html

 

“Blessed Migrants: Contributions to a Theology of Migration” paper presented at GoForth Conference as a keynote speech at Go Forth Conference Singapore 11 July 2014.

 

“Overseas Filipino Workers: The Unknown Heroes of the Kingdom of God” will be presented at the Korean Global Mission Leadership Forum, November 7-10, 2017-Sok-Cho South Korea.

 

“Ernten wir gerade was wir einst gesät? In Zukunft Ausgabe # 17/18.

 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

 

  • African Voice Achievers Award 2014, awarded for contributing to the well-being of African diaspora in Europe.

 

  • Listed in the 500 GOOT list (2013 & 2016) published by Tear Funds as one of 500 peoples in the world who contribute to the well-being of their communities.

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance

  • International Network for Education in Emergencies

  • Dutch Association for Japanese Studies, Leiden

  • Japan Evangelical Missionary Association, Tokyo

  • Pentecostal Council of Churches, Amsterdam

  • Association of Christian Sociologists

  • Samen Kerk in Nederland (SKIN),

          

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

          

  • Tyndale Theological Seminary, annually guest lecturer on Contextual Theology & Theology of Migration (c/o drs. Rien van der Toorn).

 

  • National ICF (International Christian Fellowship) Day, Veenendaal, 5 October 2013, speaker.

          

  • EA-EZA Sectoraal Overleg Integral Mission, Speaker.

 

  • International Council of Higher Education, Annual Conference, Manila, 15-18 May 2013, one of the speakers and panelists.

          

  • Nederlands Zendigsraad Dying for safety. Migration to Europe, intercession and a missional response, Speaker, 7 June 2013.

 

  • GoForth 2014, Singapore, the National Missions Movement in Singapore 9-11 July 2014. Keynote Speaker (Emerging Global Challenges: Church and Migration)

          

  • Stitching Gave, leaders meeting seminar (September 2014), National Conference on Christian Aid for Refugees (February & September 2016)

          

  • Korean Global Mission Forum November 2017, presenting paper “Overseas Filipino Workers: The Unknown Heroes of the Kingdom of God”

 

IN THE MEDIA

                    

  • Interview: Bridge Builder in De Bijlmer 02 April 2016

                    

              

                    

  • Opwekking Magazine Nummer 587 / Mei 2014

 

          

                    

  • Christelijk Weekblad, (Christian Weekly), Japans Christendom: Klein Maar Invloedrijk, an interview, 14 December 2013.

                

  • Nederlandse Wereld Omroep, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, interview on the position of the undocumented migrants. 16 December 2006.

                    

  • Nederland 2, EO, Dutch National TV, interview with Andries Knevel about the position of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands, 15 October 2011.

               

  • Radio EO, Dutch national TV, interview about the position of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands, 15 October 2011.

                    

  • Nederlandse Dagblad, (The Netherlands Daily) Dutch National Newspaper, deep interview, 6  October 2007.

                    

  • Ministries Today (USA), magazine, (Cover Story). November edition, 2004.

 

© 2010-2019 by Samuel C. Lee

 

Samuel Lee (Ph.D.) is university lecturer, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT-VU), and director for Center for Theology of Migration, the educational program of Samen Kerk in Nederland at the FRT-VU. 

He is the founder of Foundation Academy of Amsterdam, offering higher education in liberal arts and humanities for migrants, refugees and persecuted minorities.

 

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