Appreciating Cultures, Practising Contextualisation

EAST is a seminary with faculty, staff and students hailing from several nations. We learn to appreciate and recognise the uniqueness of different cultures around the world. The picture above shows us having a session of intercultural appreciation and prayer for different nations.

As part of being an intercultural community, we also learn how to communicate with each other with patience, sensitivity and adaptability in different cross-cultural situations.

The message of the Gospel needs to go out far and wide throughout the world. Having an awareness of how to be effectively cross-cultural in spiritual conversations helps in bringing this message of God to the ends of the earth.

 

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Faculty Matthew Winslow & the Manchurian Revival

Matthew Winslow & Family (wife Sijie, children – Hudson, Amber, Alethea & dog Caspian)

 

Mr Matthew Winslow joined EAST as an adjunct faculty in 2010 and served as a resident faculty two years later. From 2014-2016, he was our Dean of Students and mentored the Student Council. He and his family (wife Sijie, and three children Hudson, Amber and Alethea) then left for the US to pursue his PhD in Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is almost at the tail-end of his research and completion of his dissertation. Lord willing, Matthew should be returning with his family to EAST by next July in 2022. Below is an interview to find out more about his dissertation, church ministry and family.

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Prayer Pointers 16 September 2021

 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”. Ephesian 5:1-2, – ESV.

To imitate God is to be Christlike in our being and doing. Nothing delights Him more than seeing His beloved children act redemptively and sacrificially like Christ did in reaching out and loving others with the gospel.

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Christ’s love as an example to us

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19, NIV

 

Note here, that the verse instructs us to love.  Not “love specific people who have been good to you” or “love those who are convenient to love”. The verse says be loving, for He loves us.

Christ’s love is sacrificial and unconditional. Our love should be the same, but as loving as we can be, many of us don’t live up to these expectations most of the time. Our love is conditional, and not always sacrificial.

Keeping with this month’s theme of loving thy neighbour, look at those around you, your church, class, CG or MG. Is there someone you haven’t spoken to or caught up with for a while? Start by striking up a conversation with them, ask them how you can pray for them, and do so.

Be loving, because he first loved us.

EAST eOpen House 2022

 

EAST eOpen House | 19 February 2022 | 9.30am (open until 12.30 pm)

Have you been considering seminary studies, but are unsure about what to expect? Come for the interactive EAST eOpen House 2022 to find out more! Registration will be open soon. Please email us (admissions@east.edu.sg) so that we can update you accordingly.

Join our welcoming plenary session to participate in discussions with our lecturers, current students and alumni about the EAST learning experience.

Subsequent Focus Breakouts will allow you to explore the various disciplines to your heart’s content with our lecturers and alumni. Join as many as you want as each discipline will have it’s own dedicated time and room.

Enter the Student Lounge where our current students, alumni, and other staff are around to help you with questions you may have about life at EAST. Local and international prospective students are welcome to join the Admissions and Immigration Lounge too.

Go and interact with our GO EAST Information Wall which has stories and details of our school.

EAST is a missional seminary which aims to develop Christ-like servant leaders for the Great Commission.

We look forward to seeing you at EAST eOpen House 2022!

 

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