Living and Loving from the Inside Out

Some 60 people participated in the recent EAST Public Talk by Dr Joe Dongell on the topic of “Loving from the Inside Out.” This is based on the ongoing personal study of Dr Dongell on scriptural perspective on love. It provides the biblical vision of love that challenges our thinking about love which opens up new ways of loving and ministering.

Dr Joseph Dongell, PhD, is professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. He is in town primarily to confer a PhD degree on an EAST Resident Faculty, Mr Benson Goh, at the EAST 24th Commencement Service. Dr Dongell has graciously agreed to present talks and sermons at EAST and selected Methodist churches in Singapore whilst he is here. Praise God for His servant-hearted teacher!

 

Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (May/June 2018 Intensive Course)

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Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (NT516/TS516, 3 credits)

22 May-1 June, 9.00 am-5.00 pm (starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Friday)

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.

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2018.   Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.

 

Theology of Leadership (May 2018 Intensive Course)

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Theology of Leadership (LF512/TS522, 3 credits)

18-25 May 2018, 9.00 am-5.00 pm (starts on Friday, ends on the following Friday)

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.

Registration deadline is Friday, 11 May 2018.   Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.

 

Crisis Counseling (May 2018 Intensive Course)

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Crisis Counseling (LF563, 3 credits)

15-24 May 2018, 9.00 am-5.00 pm (starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Thursday)


The course is designed to develop sensitive Christian counselors who are able to discern spiritual and emotional needs, listen well, and guide counselees toward an understanding, healing and acceptance/remediation of their unpleasant circumstance/s. Toward that end, formats and models for counseling those experiencing a crisis in their lives are explored. Topics on counseling skills and Biblical perspectives on suffering are also covered.

Wilson Phang, PhD

Wilson is the founder of Ministry Personnel Care. He is using his background in crisis response, psychiatry, psychology, Biblical counseling and missiology to provide care, counsel and training to Christian workers globally. He and his wife have three grown children.

 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, 8 May 2018.   Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.

 

Gospel Tool for Honour-Shame Cultures

There is a new contextualized gospel tract which targets cultures where honour and shame predominates (such as African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, etc.). It was developed by Cru based on the HonorShame Reference Bookmark. The Honor Restored gospel tract is found within the God Tools mobile app and available in multiple languages. A third-party review of the Honor Restored tract is found here.

According to the Honor-Shame Network, “about 90% of unreached people groups and 65% of the world’s population lives in honor-shame contexts.” There are additional gospel resources for reaching honour-shame cultures on the HonorShame.com website.

Picture courtesy of HonorShame.com

 

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