Lenten Devotional by Dr Alvin Tey

 

What Is Lent?

The season of Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter. The word Lent is derived from the Old English word “lencten’ meaning springtime or spring, and also from the West Germanic word “langitinaz” meaning long-days or the lengthening of the day[1]. As suggested by its root words, the season of Lent not only coincides with the season of spring in the northern hemisphere, but it also signifies a period of spiritual renewal after death or after long days in the spiritual wilderness.

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Seminar on Creation: 6 Days or 6 Ages?

“Can’t add Big Bang to Genesis!” – Ken Ham’s post on Twitter/X, 5 April 2021.

 

Presenting and critiquing the 2 views: Young Earth vs Old Earth.
Is Earth created in literal 24-hour days or through evolutionary long ages?
How does one’s view of creation make a difference in the faith formation of Christians?

Hear the biblical-theological and scientific arguments that will be presented for each view by theologians and scientific researchers. Responders to both views will also present their critique of the presentations. There will be a question-and-answer time for the audience to participate in this debate and dialogue on creation.

Date & Time: 13 April 2024, Saturday, 10.00 AM – 12.15 PM
Venue: East Asia School of Theology, 118 Joo Chiat Road, #03-01, Singapore 427407

Sign-up by 10 April 2024 for the free onsite seminar on Creation!

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Alumnus Tak: Light & Hope Amidst Disaster

Below is the current newsletter from EAST alumnus Tak Funatogawa who has been serving in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, for the past decade. Read about how God’s light and hope still shine in Japan amidst all the recent challenges – do keep him, his family, and ministry in your prayers.

Dear family and friends,

Blessed Lunar New Year to all our friends celebrating the Chinese New Year! Furthermore, Blessed New Year to all our other friends too. We are always grateful and appreciate deeply your continued support and prayers for us.

“Magnitude 7.5 struck the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan causing a Tsunami 6.58m high along the Sea of Japan coast.”

“A runway collision occurred at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.” Read more

Prayer Pointers 15 February 2024

 

How can you help those who feel lost, isolated and defeated?

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” John 10:11 – ESV

You could help them by sharing Christ’s love, to repair and refresh their spirit. Read more

Organisational Change Strategies (Onsite) – May 2024 Intensive Course

Organisational Change Strategies (Onsite)
LF517, 3 Credits
21 – 31 May, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
(from Tuesday to the following Friday, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holiday)
Guy Saffold, EdD

Explores the process of moving people and organizations toward envisioned outcomes in the context of Christian ministry. Increased understanding of change agent and participant roles, contextual factors as well as skill in conflict resolution and management, handling criticism, and leading for effective and lasting change are intended outcomes for each student.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, 14 May 2024.

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