EAST eOpen House 2021

EAST eOpen House | 17 March 2021 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Have you been considering seminary studies, but are unsure about what to expect? Come for the interactive EAST eOpen House to find out! Register early here.

Join us over zoom to participate in an address from our President, a virtual tour of our brand-new campus, and discussion rooms with our lecturers, current students and alumni about the EAST learning experience!

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

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Soul care for Lent

 

The above slides were put together by Dr Lau Ying Kheng to remind us the importance of soul care and self-care during this Lenten season.  When you feel sad because you miss home, or stressed because of unending work, stop what you are doing, get out and take a stroll in the park, smell the greens, touch the soil, speak to the Master, let Him still the storms in your heart. Better yet, switch off your phone.

With just five minutes of exposure to nature, “you can improve your self-esteem” and restore your perspective.

Riegel 2021, Don’t underestimate the Power of a Walk (ampproject.org)

Ministry Update from Manipur

Alumnus Pammiyo Kasar and wife Athot

Pammiyo Kasar, who graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Divinity in InterCultural Studies, sent his February 2021 ministry update to EAST from Manipur and shared that 2020 has been a year of struggle and hardship for many. Amidst the struggles and sufferings, there are still reasons to rejoice and be thankful to God. He and his wife Athot have experienced God’s provision, protection and healing grace.

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Prayer Pointers – 4 March 2021

“And, in addition to all these things, put on love, which ties things together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:14, ESV.
We are called above all, to serve one another with love. It is upon such a solid foundation that we can help EAST achieve its mission of “equipping servant leaders for the Great Commission.”
Let us pray for EAST Administrative and Ministry staff to continue in love and unity as they serve with a servanthood attitude. Shalom.

Humble prayer

 

 

Similar to today Christian communities today, prayer was commonplace in Jewish society. At the time of prayer, Jews would stop what they were doing and pray, some discreetly, but others with pretentious display. Jesus was not condemning all public prayer, as indicated by his own prayers in public. He was warning against having impure or hypocritical objectives when conducting public prayer. Private prayer is simply between an individual and God, and will not be susceptible to temptation which exist when praying publicly.

In the following verses, Jesus gives some tips on humble prayer; Matthew 5:7-8 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.”

 

Lessons from Ravi Zacharias’ life

Merely eight months ago, the Christian world was giving Dr Ravi Zacharias a warm send-off at his funeral in May 2020. He was recognised as a well-respected apologist and hailed as the C.S. Lewis of our day. Fast forward eight months later to February 2021, Ravi Zacharias International Ministry (RZIM), the organisation founded by the namesake, accepted an independent investigative report that concluded there were numerous sexual abuses by the late founder involving a number of women over a substantial period of time. This is grievous news to many and a release for those who have been victims. We are thus providing a few resources gleaned globally and locally in response to the scandal.

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