East Asia School of Theology wishes all a blessed Lunar New Year!
May God’s Grace and Presence be your blessings all the days of the year.
Chúc mừng năm mới!
새해 복 많이 받으세요!
Selamat Tahun Baru!
Шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе!
Maligayang Bagong Taon!
ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος!
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The Greek Tools and Methods course equips Bible students to dig deep using biblical language yet with a gentler learning curve. The teacher, Dr. Rob MacEwen, has other academic interests as well which include the Synoptic Gospels and the relationships between Acts and Paul’s letters.
Dr. MacEwen, formerly a missionary, has just published an academic book, “Matthean Posteriority: An Exploration of Matthew’s Use of Mark and Luke as a Solution to the Synoptic Problem,” which is available from Amazon.com.
How does the Old Testament Wisdom Literature remain relevant and applicable to current times in Asia? Dr. Rico Villanueva, the course teacher, introduced the books of Job, parts of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs and led the class in discerning their use in our own culture.
“Seminaries are cemeteries for wives of students.”
That is how some wives of seminary students feel. While husbands are busy with studies, wives are left alone to care for young children at home. The wives’ development and marriage relationships are neglected. One consequence: graduates receive not only a degree but also a divorce certificate at the end.
At EAST, we do not want such a scenario to take place. We want our full-time students and their wives to thrive and grow.
The Partners In Ministry (PIM) program was developed out of a firm conviction that married couples called into vocational ministry would benefit tremendously when they share the same vision and serve alongside each other. We recognize the vital role and contribution that wives have in complementing their husbands’ ministries. We seek, therefore, to inspire and equip wives to embrace this calling. We also want to inspire husbands to fully support their wives in this pursuit. At the end of their studies, both husbands and wives can joyfully receive their certificates together. Read more
Dr. Andrew Spurgeon, a visiting faculty, spoke at the recent Chapel on a firm balance in building on the foundation of Christ (1 Corinthians 3). Chapel is oft a great time of worship, the Word, and regathering of the community faith in fellowship at EAST. Praise God for the privilege!