Andrew Spurgeon’s latest book

Andrew Spurgeon book

“Twin Cultures Separated by Centuries: An Indian Reading of 1 Corinthians” is the latest book by EAST Resident Faculty,  Dr Andrew Spurgeon. He works with the original Greek text to discern the commonalities of Corinthian and Indian cultures and applying the epistle’s principles to Indian Christians today. He presents Indian similarities to those in Corinth, moves on to biblical principles the Apostle Paul identifies for the Corinthian church–especially where culture was in conflict with biblical standards–and finally reapplies these principles to the context of life in modern India.

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Lincoln Wee’s chapel sharing

Chapel_Lincoln Wee

An EAST alumni, Lincoln Wee (MAICS, 2011), shared at a recent Chapel Service of his and his family experience as missionaries to Japan. Despite the challenges of language and culture, they were blessed by spiritual fruitfulness through the outreaches they organized and the churches they ministered in. The call to serve from God requires a response that is marked not so much by happiness but by obedience. Praise God for His faithfulness through the lives of our alumni. Shalom.

Congratulations to Singapore on Its First Olympic Gold

EAST congratulates Singapore and Joseph Schooling for their first-ever Olympic gold and for the latter’s setting a new Games record for the Swimming Men’s 100m Butterfly @50.39 sec. Onward Singapore! Majulah Singapura!

“This moment is not all about me. …It’s for my country, my friends, my family and all those people who supported me and believed in me,” said Schooling, after his win at the Rio Olympics 2016.

The Singaporean of Eurasian descent further added: “All I can say is I’m really honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to race in an Olympic final alongside huge names like Michael, Chad and Laszlo–guys who have changed the face of this sport. Guys who have won the most number of golds and medals in Olympic history, a guy who will go down as the greatest of all time. I’m honoured and glad to get that moment.”

“It’s been a lot of hard work. I’ve done something that no one in our country has done before, I’ve received a lot of support and that’s phenomenal,” shared the 21-year old Joseph, “I can’t really describe what that means to me but it has been a tough road, I’m not going to lie. The first guys through the wall is always bloody. I’ll have to take that blow and I’m thankful and blessed to have the ability to accomplish this.”

Read more about his initial responses after the win on Today Online, watch a post-win interview, and an earlier interview video of his parents.

Quote from Joseph Schooling

EAST at ATA Triennial General Assembly

The President and Deans from EAST attended the Triennial General Assembly of the Asia Theological Association in Chongshin University and Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea on 25-29 July 2016. We praise God for the opportunity to network with and learn from other evangelical educators/leaders in transformational theological development.

ATA Gen Assembly 2016 Fun Group

Let us pray for these 300 institutions of learning to be equippers and mobilizers of scholarly practitioners as servant leaders of the Church in Asia and around the world. Shalom.

Ravi Zacharias: “Sexuality as Sacred”

“We treat sexuality as sacred,” said Dr Ravi Zacharias, as he sought to answer the question on homosexuality at the sociological, theological and relational perspectives. He spoke compassionately, biblically, and personally on this challenging issue. We invite you to thoughtfully listen to him on video.


He was speaking as part of the “Answering the Biggest Objections to Christianity” series. It was a live Q&A session on 12 April 2015 at Christ Community Chapel, Ohio, USA.


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