2017/2018 Second semester courses

 SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – JUNE 2018

Find out if you are eligible to take any one of these courses using the Two Courses Free@EAST Promotion!

 

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 8 January-11 May 2018. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Tuesday, 2 January 2018. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Evening Courses

Day Courses

Intensive Courses

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 18 May to Friday, 1 June 2018. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Tuesday, 15 May 2018. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Maximum Class Size

Depending on the faculty and size of facility, each course may have a class size limit. You will be informed by the Registrar Office if the course that you seek to register has reached the maximum class size.

Pre-requisites for Individual Courses

Some courses may require certain pre-requisites to be met before a student can register for the class. Such pre-requisites, if any, are stated under the description of courses. For example, Hebrew 3 course requires the student to have completed Hebrew 2 before registering for Hebrew 3. Prospective students taking the course are thus advised to review the description of courses prior to registration.

Note the following dates in EAST’s academic calendar

  • Chinese New Year Break: 14-20 February 2018
  • Reading Week: 12-16 March 2018
  • Make-up Week: 30 April-4 May 2018
  • Exam Week: 7-11 May 2018

 

EVENING COURSES 


NT535 A Study of Romans: Sola Fide—By Faith Alone—the Birth of Reformation (2 Credits)
Tuesdays: 7.00 pm-9.15 pm  

We just celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a German theologian and pastor, posted a manuscript on the doors of the cathedral in Wittenberg that changed the history of Christianity and gave birth to Protestant faith. That manuscript, commonly called the Ninety-Five Theses, restated the doctrine that salvation rested on faith alone (sola fide) in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone. Martin Luther came to that conviction by studying Romans. We have a privilege to study that epistle again this coming term.

Andrew Spurgeon, PhD

Andrew has taught in seminaries in Asia since 1996.  He has published commentaries on 1 Corinthians and Romans, edited a book on Christian Services, and written several articles in peer-reviewed theological journals.  He serves as the Chairman of Publications for Asia Theological Association and as a New Testament editor for Asis Bible Commentary Series.

 


OT597A Post Exilic Narratives and Prophets (2 credits)
Thursdays: 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

A study of three prophetic books—Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi—in the context of historical, theological and prophetic development. They are often categorized as “Restoration Prophets.”  These are the last three prophets before Christ was born 400 years later. Attention will be given to exposition as well as understanding the main message of each book and how it is relevant to us today.

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Toe Set, ThM

Toe Set enjoys helping people understand the Old Testament.  Over the years, he has taught various Old Testament books not only in Singapore but elsewhere in Asia to lay leaders, pastors, and full-time Christian workers.

 

 

DAY COURSES


BS413 Biblical Foundations 2 (New Testament) (3 credits)
Tuesdays: 1.30 pm-4.45 pm

This course focuses on foundational knowledge and understanding of the New Testament literature, genre, and culture including composition and authorship, authority and reliability, major themes, and the importance of the New Testament in Christian living and ministry.  Class is limited to BA-level students only.

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Amy Lau, ThM

Amy graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), and has taught Bible and theological classes since 2002. She served on the pastoral team at St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Church before joining EAST as a resident faculty.  Amy is a creative teacher who challenges her students to interact with God’s Word critically.

 


IS510 World Missions (2 credits)
Wednesdays: 9.00 am-11.15 pm

This course introduces the exciting biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives of Christian world missions. Special emphasis is given to the expansion of Christianity, missionary methods used by key people, and lessons for today. Key subjects addressed in the course include how much of God’s global mission has been completed, how much is left to do, how it is being done, and what He wants to do through His people. Students will learn how to be meaningfully involved in missions and to help lead a missional church.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

Raymond served with Cru for 15 years in the USA and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), and in pastoral ministry among Korean-American churches for 19 years.  He and his wife, Justine Han, also served with the Distance Education program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).


IS560/TS561 Church, Society and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
Thursdays: 9.00 am-12.30 pm

While many Christians have personal opinions about various ethical issues, often they have not taken the necessary time to consider biblical and contextual implications of those issues in a deliberate and thoughtful manner. The course addresses common issues Christians in Asia today must consider as they seek to live as “salt and light” in the world.

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Kwa Kiem Kiok, PhD

Kiem sits on a review board for medical research and a national level medical ethics committee.  She served for six years with Graduates’ Christian Fellowship.  She co-authors a commentary on the book of Matthew for the Asia Bible Commentary Series.

 

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 


IS561 Urban Ministry (3 credits)
Fridays: 1.30 pm-4.45 pm

What are the biblical understanding of cities, the phenomenal growth of cities through the centuries, and the issues in urbanization? We will analyse urban people groups and their needs and the development of principles and strategies to evangelize and minister to city-dwellers.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

Raymond served with Cru for 15 years in the USA and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), and in pastoral ministry among Korean-American churches for 19 years.  He and his wife, Justine Han, also served with the Distance Education program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).


LF531 Teaching and Learning 2 (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Christian leaders are often asked to teach both in both informal and formal educational contexts. This course, conducted in a workshop and discussion format, includes biblical perspectives, principles of teaching and learning, and practice in using creative classroom methods in various teaching settings.

Pre-requisites: LF530 Teaching and Learning 1, OT510 Old Testament Narratives, and NT510 New Testament Narratives.

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Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies

Jeannette has taught in Kenya, the USA, Russia, the Philippines, and now at EAST.  She enjoys mentoring women as well as helping students develop skill and confidence as teachers.

 

 

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin

Hwee Chuang has degrees in MACE and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  She has over 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and East Asia.  Her passion is for Christians to have a clear biblical worldview and be Christ-like servant-leaders in all areas of life.  She is married and has two daughters (and one son who has gone home to be with the Lord).


LF556 Expository Preaching 2 (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am &

Thursdays: 1.30 pm-3.00 pm

The course is designed to equip the student in good sermonic outlining and effective expository preaching. A variety of sermon types and their development will be perused so that the student is competent to handle various types and/or genres of sermons. Special attention will be placed in the use of technology in sermon delivery. Students are expected to develop full sermon manuscripts as well as deliver a number of sermons using the principles learned in class.

Pre-requisite: LF555 Expository Preaching 1.

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Jacob Li, ThM 

Jacob is passionate about teaching. He holds a Master of Continuing Education (Adult Learning) from University of Calgary (Canada) and Master of Theology (Bible Exposition) from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


LF560 Christian Marriage & Family Life In Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays: 9.00 am-12.30 pm

Christians are living in a very challenging era. Everywhere we turn to reach people for Christ, familial and marital problems are overwhelmed us with grief and deep questions like “Why is the problem so prevalent around the world?” This course provides the biblical foundations and precepts relating to Christian marriage and family life. It also explores a survey of the existing major research findings of cultural values and challenges in marriage and family among representative Asian cultural groups to promote biblically healthy marriages and families.

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Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD

Justine has counselled people in church and ministry situations in Korea, Japan, and USA.  She served with Cru and has also been a Pastor of Women’s’ Ministry and Children’s’ Ministry for Korean-American churches.  She has been a Course Tutor of Education and Pastoral Ministry in the Distance Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). She and her husband, Raymond, have two adult children.


NT501A Greek 2: Elementary Greek Tools (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays:  9.00 am-10.30 am

Learn to use tools and methods that will make you a better informed and more accurate interpreter of the New Testament, and be equipped with some fundamentals of Greek. Open to all except MDiv Teaching and Exposition program students.  Faculty: Andrew Spurgeon, PhD (see below).

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 


NT501B Greek 2: Elementary Greek (3 credits)
Tuesdays:  9.00 am-10.30 am &

Fridays: 1.30 pm-3.00 pm

Building on memorized vocabulary words and grammar rules, you will begin to read and translate simple sentences from the Greek New Testament. This course is for MDiv Teaching and Exposition students only.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

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Andrew Spurgeon, PhD

Andrew has taught in seminaries in Asia since 1996.  He has published commentaries on 1 Corinthians and Romans, edited a book on Christian Services, and written several articles in peer-reviewed theological journals.  He serves as the Chairman of Publications for Asia Theological Association and as a New Testament editor for Asis Bible Commentary Series.

 


NT511 New Testament Epistles and Revelation (3 credits)
Thursdays: 9.00 am-12.30 pm

An in-depth look at challenges the first century churches struggled with, such as false teachings and persecutions.  We will gain insights into the Epistles and Revelation and learn how to apply them to our lives today.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

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Amy Lau, ThM

Amy graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), and has taught Bible and theological classes since 2002. She served on the pastoral team at St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Church before joining EAST as a resident faculty.  Amy is a creative teacher who challenges her students to interact with God’s Word critically.

 

 
OT504 Hebrew 4: Advanced Exegesis (3 credits)
Tuesdays: 1.30 pm-4.45 pm

This course will seek to exegete various Old Testament books using the Hebrew text with attention given to genre, syntax and grammar, structural features, authorship, historical setting, theological emphases, and interpretive problems. As a result of this class, students will be better equipped to apply their exegesis for a ministry of preaching and/or teaching.

Pre-requisite: OT503 Hebrew Exegesis and Intermediate Grammar. 

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Yee Chin Hong, PhD

Chin Hong received his PhD in Theological Studies (Old Testament concentration) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is excited about equipping others for Old Testament studies through the acquisition and use of Biblical Hebrew.

 


OT510 Old Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Tuesdays: 1.30 pm-4.45 pm

The study of Genesis to Esther highlights that the God of the Old Testament is the same God we worship today. It has been said that “The New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.” Many themes we find in the New Testament have their roots in the history of Israel. This study will help the student appreciate the unfolding drama of God’s redemptive plan for man. Each book advances God’s plan to raise up a chosen people and a holy nation.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

Jeremy Chew, PhD

Jeremy is a Cru Singapore staff since 1991 and has ministered to high school and campus students.  He has also led and mentored at new staff training, and coached at cross-cultural training.  Jeremy and Bee with their two children have served in East Asia for five years before doing his PhD at Asbury Theological Seminary (USA).  Jeremy’s greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.


TS511 Theology 2 (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays: 11.00 am-12.30 pm

What does the Bible teach about humanity, sin, salvation, the church, and end times? This course examines each of those doctrines. It is intended to help students grow in their own biblical convictions and understanding of the Christian faith through a systematic study of theology.

Pre-requisites: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, TS510 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making or IS520 Contextualisation.

 

Keith Shubert, PhD

Keith is a staff member of Cru for 43 years, has ministered in more than 30 countries, and served as resident or adjunct faculty for four seminaries in Asia and the USA. He lived in Israel for three years while completing a Master’s degree in Historical Geography of Ancient Israel.


TS532 Spiritual Life And Transformation (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays: 11.00 am-12.30 pm

Many Christians are spiritually impoverished because they don’t know their identity and position in Christ. This course looks at God’s work in bringing people into a life-changing relationship with Himself. It gives biblical and practical instruction about spiritual warfare and the battle for our mind.  Students will learn their authority in Christ, how to resist demonic influence and how to help people find freedom in Christ.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 

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Casey Lok, DMin 

Casey is a staff of Cru Singapore since 1991. He has worked with campus students, missions mobilisation, and missionary care.  He and his wife, Siew Leng were missionaries to Japan (6 years). His DMin is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA).

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

MAY – JUNE 2018

 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, 15 May 2018.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

 
NT516/TS516 Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (3 credits)
22 May-1 June 2018
 (starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

One-third of the pages of the New Testament are occupied by the first three Gospels-Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students of the Bible have often asked, “Why are these three Gospels so similar?”, and, “Why do they have so many significant differences from each other?” These Gospels are the primary sources on the life and teachings of Jesus and they also inform us about the theology of their authors and the concerns of the local churches then. You will learn a variety of interpretive methods to help you go deeper in your understanding of these important books.

 

Rob MacEwen, PhD

Rob, a former missionary to East Asia, is passionate about helping others understand and apply God’s Word. He has authored Matthean Posteriority, a book that explores literary relationships between the first three gospels.

 

 
LF512/TS522 Theology of Leadership (3 credits)
18-25 May 2018
 (starts on Friday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

What are God’s instructions for us today as leaders in ministry? Unreflective reliance on secular theories and techniques can be hazardous to us as leaders and to our people.  This course helps participants to develop a theological foundation for thinking about practical issues of leadership for application to life and ministry.

Guy Saffold, EdD

Guy, is Executive Director of the Associated Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University and has 40 years of experience in organisational and ministry leadership. He holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University (USA) and a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is an author and Associate Professor in theological studies and organisational leadership.  He consults and speaks widely, most recently working with hundreds of Asian leaders to support their National Evangelization Plan for their country.  Guy and his wife Susan have two sons and three grandchildren.

 

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