Webinar: A Grief We Share

Grief is so much part of a person’s life, but the long journey is often lonely. Come hear testimonies of those who have been through grief in this free webinar.

• Dr Justine Han, EAST Resident Faculty (Educational Studies).
• Mr Wong Choong Voon, EAST Student, MDiv (Intercultural Studies).
• Dr Jeremy Chew, EAST Resident Faculty (Old Testament).
• Mr Joseph John, Counsellor (Kairos Psychotherapy Services).

Date: 5 September 2020, Saturday
Time: 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Webinar Registration: https://east.ac/griefweshare/
Other EAST Webinars: https://east.ac/webinars/

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Lament in a Time of Pandemic

Photo: OMF Literature Inc., Philippines


How do we survive this pandemic? Through lament or grieving.

One of the reasons the Old Testament Israelites were able to endure so many calamities was they knew how to lament. When their crops failed or they were defeated in a war, they would gather together to grieve. That is why there are so many laments in the Bible, including more than a third of the 150 psalms. There is even a whole book called “Lamentations.”

For the rest of the article, click here. The writer is Dr Rico Villanueva, an EAST visiting faculty who teaches Old Testament and a Regional Commissioning Editor for Langham Publications.