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Theological Education In Singapore: Retrospect And ProspectTheological Education In Singapore: Retrospect And Prospect by

On 29 September 2018, seven theological institutions in Singapore came together at a conference organised by the Ethos Institute for Public Christianity to discuss their common ministry of theological education. The theme of the conference, 'Theological Education in Singapore: Retrospect and Prospect' invites the participating institutions to reflect on their unique beginnings and histories, as well as their shared mission to train and nurture the future generation of pastors, leaders and missionaries. The papers presented at the conference by the principals and presidents of the seven seminaries are published in this volume.

God And Money: Reflections On Economic IssuesGod And Money: Reflections On Economic Issues by Lee Soo Ann

As Christians we need to know the origin of many economic issues arise that haunt us today. Planet earth had two beings first, but now there are more than seven billion! As we pause to reflect, we can "be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature" (1 Corinthians 14:20). As a doctor needs to diagnose first before making recommendations, so too we ought to recognise where we are as individuals and as society have fallen short of the glory of God, in the way economic activity is now organised so that we can rise to our true calling as Christians. God comes first, then money.

Do I Matter? A Journey To Building Your Self-EsteemDo I Matter? A Journey To Building Your Self-Esteem by Wong Lai Chun

Do I Matter? is a journey towards understanding the self-esteem a person possesses and how it builds a foundation for resilience. This book aims to help its readers understand the factors that influence one's self-esteem and what can be done to reframe it - ultimately to develop acceptance and love for oneself regardless of the challenges one faces in life. Produced in conjunction with the Samaritans of Singapore - a non-profit organisation focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention - this book.

Good News For Bruised Reeds: Mental Health & The Gospel CommunityGood News For Bruised Reeds: Mental Health & The Gospel Community by Cho, Jonathan; Joanna Hor; Et. Al.

This book speaks to and sheds light on mental illness in three ways. Following a theological overview from Leow Wen Pin, it first presents stories from Christians who have mental illness. Their honest accounts provide a glimpse into the realities of their suffering, the words that have helped them (and the ones that haven't), and the glimmer of hope that they find in Christ. Second, it offers testimonies from those who are caregivers of loved ones with mental illness. Their words give insight into the realities of their journey, the real questions they have for God, and, mostly, the heart that they have for those they are caring for. Third, it provides perspectives from pastors who have either struggled with mental illness or who are actively providing lifegiving communities in their churches for those who do. Their practical and loving advice offers stepping stones that can guide the Gospel community into becoming a safe place for those with mental illness.

Men For Christ: Living Out Our Faith Volume IiMen For Christ: Living Out Our Faith Volume Ii by Ho Peng Kee; Jeffrey Hong Et. Al.

Men for Christ: Living Out Our Faith Vol. II is a bold response to the crisis of masculinity in the church. This second volume features 22 more men who passionately address the issues that often hinder men from rising into their God-given destinies. The first half of the book deals with topics pertaining to deep inward restoration to Christlikeness: sexual purity, anger management, the importance of being accountable, and mental health. The second half of the book explores the outward expressions of faith that emerge from a renewed heart: being an effective marketplace minister and evangelism to the nations. Together, they form a picture of hope of the holistic transformation that God can do both in a man and, through him, in the world today.

Owl's Journey, An: Essays To Commemorate The 70Th Birthday Of David W. F. WongOwl's Journey, An: Essays To Commemorate The 70Th Birthday Of David W. F. Wong by Menon, Dev; Quek Tze Ming (Eds.)

This collection of 20 essays explores how the church intersects with a range of different spheres: leadership, the arts, academia and pastoral care. It challenges us to consider the possibilities of what a healthy and well-rounded church can accomplish.

Calm In Chaos: A Personal Perspective To Managing ConflictCalm In Chaos: A Personal Perspective To Managing Conflict by Phng Li Kim

We encounter conflicts every day and in every aspect of our lives. It's inescapable. But let's face it, the world will be a much better place when there are fewer conflicts. So how do we can manage, deal and overcome our conflicts better? In other words, how do we find our calm amidst all the bustling chaos? Calm in Chaos will allow readers, from all walks of life, to better understand the concept of conflict and where it stems from.

Geography Of Thought, The: How Asians And Westerners Think Differently... And WhyGeography Of Thought, The: How Asians And Westerners Think Differently... And Why by Nisbett, Richard E.

As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.

Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers And Sages From Ancient To Modern TimesEastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers And Sages From Ancient To Modern Times by Burns, Kevin

Spanning from 1200 BCE to the present day, this fascinating guide covers a wide breadth of Eastern thinkers including Muhammad, Gandhi and Mao Zedong. These individuals and their philosophical concepts are introduced in a lively and lucid narrative with fascinating biographical detail. Packed with wisdom spanning thousands of years, Eastern Philosophy introduces some unique approaches to some of life's great questions.

Till Christ Is Formed In Us: Spiritual Formation ExploredTill Christ Is Formed In Us: Spiritual Formation Explored by Solomon, Robert M.

Spiritual formation is the process whereby Christ is formed in us through the power of the Holy Spirit, thus fulfilling God s purpose for each of us. Till Christ Is Formed in Us explores this process by defining it, and explaining how it is influenced by one s context. The book identifies the various aspects of spiritual formation and shows how it is practised. Based on his experience as a Bible Teacher and spiritual director, Dr Solomon Provides a comprehensive, accessible and helpful practical guide for those interested to know more about, and learn how to experience, spiritual formation.

Stories On The Blessing Of GivingStories On The Blessing Of Giving by Lee, Bernice (Ed.)

Using money to advance the Kingdom of God - that is precisely what Tiang Siew has done with his money, and a key way he has done this is by investing in the lives of people. This book is a collection of stories of people who have benefited from Tiang Siew's investment. They illustrate how one person's choices have blessed people who have in turn gone on to bless others.

Call Me By My Name: Stories Of Faith, Identity, And Special NeedsCall Me By My Name: Stories Of Faith, Identity, And Special Needs by Leow Wen Pin & Anne Wong-Png (Eds.)

Stories from Christians with special needs, their families, and those serving in the special needs community; sharing their faith and how they have grown in their identity in light of their experience of special needs.

Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In SingaporeFulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore by Norshahril Saat (Ed.)

Muslims constitute about half a million or 15 percent of Singapore's multiracial and multireligious population. In 1968, the Singapore Parliament passed the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), which led to the formation of Muis or the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore). The formation of Muis has brought about better administration of Muslim affairs in Singapore in meeting the religious needs of the Muslim community in areas like the issuance of fatwa (religious rulings), provision of halal food, management of haj (religious pilgrimage), collection and disbursement of zakat (charity tithe), running of madrasahs (religious schools) and having access to sound Islamic education. This is the first book that comprehensively studies the development of Muis' policies over the last 50 years since its founding in 1968. It offers an insight into the multi-faceted considerations and the overall context of the development of such policies, providing a wide-ranging and evaluative analyses of their evolution in the various work domains.

Bribery And Corruption: Biblical Reflections And Case Studies For The Marketplace In AsiaBribery And Corruption: Biblical Reflections And Case Studies For The Marketplace In Asia by Tan Soo-Inn (Ed.)

This short book is one attempt to respond to the need to help Christians in Asia find a biblical response to the real pressures they face in the marketplace. It takes seriously both the Scriptures and the context in which Asian Christians function. It begins with a theological framework for grappling with real-time problems, continues with responses from various theologians on the framework presented, and concludes with actual case studies from the marketplace. This second edition includes additional content.

Good News For Bruised Reeds - Walking With Same-Sex Attracted FriendsGood News For Bruised Reeds - Walking With Same-Sex Attracted Friends by Hor, Joanna; Ng Zhi-Wen & Bernice Tan Et Al (Eds.)

This book seeks to both encourage those who are serious about following Christ but who are struggling with same-sex attraction, and to challenge the church to lend a listening ear and a helping and welcoming hand. The stories in this book are told with pathos, honesty, and courage.

3-2-1: Following Jesus In Threes3-2-1: Following Jesus In Threes by Tan Soo-Inn

How can we practise the discipline of spiritual friendship in today's busy world? Popular author and preacher Soo-Inn Tan presents a highly doable model for spiritual friendship in this groundbreaking book. 3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes seeks to explain both the whys and hows of 3-2-1 triads. This small book contains all you need to understand and practise a 3-2-1 approach to spiritual friendship.

Brethren Story, The: 150 Years Of History In SingaporeBrethren Story, The: 150 Years Of History In Singapore by Tong Suit Chee

The beginnings of the Brethren movement in Singapore can be traced back to the arrival of an English businessman, Mr Philip Robinson. In 1857, he set foot in Singapore and a year later, founded Robinson & Company, which still exists today. By the early 1860s, the Robinson home was open to believers for Bible study and fellowship. The desire for a public Christian witness grew among these saints, and so on 3 July 1864, the Missions Room was opened at 108 Bencoolen Street, followed on 30 September 1866 by Bethesda Chapel at 77 Bras Basah Road. This book chronicles the growth of the Brethren churches over the past 150 years and help Singapore Brethren discover and appreciate their rich legacy and shared beliefs. Besides the historical accounts, the book also includes contributions from Brethren members reflecting on missions and outreach, and contemporary issues and perspectives.

Sadhu Sundar Singh: A Biography Of The Remarkable Indian Disciple Of Jesus ChristSadhu Sundar Singh: A Biography Of The Remarkable Indian Disciple Of Jesus Christ by Thompson, Phyllis

Half an hour before his attempt to take his own life, the young Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929) had a dramatic vision of Jesus Christ. Immediately, the emptiness and despair that had filled his heart lifted, and his search for inner peace was over. Read about Sundar Singh's remarkable ministry and his spirit of simplicity, holiness and sacrifice, deftly captured by Phyllis Thompson.

Navigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural ResistanceNavigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural Resistance by Huan, Philipp

When a leader seeks to bring change in a church, there may be a "laden baggage"-a cultural resistance-that could pull back on leadership efforts and resist positive change. Many external leadership methods, while important and needful, often advocate pushing through the resistance, moving resistive elements to the periphery so that positive change can occur. Yet, such an approach alone may result in hurts and suppressed emotions which could inevitably return to haunt at a later stage. How may a leader lead differently, using internal leadership methods, to navigate cultural resistance in the hearts and minds of people? Philip seeks to share cultural resistances he has observed that often block positive leadership change. Through this book, Philip hopes to: Increase the awareness of church DNA/Cultural issues in a leadership setting; Share and recap the top five cultural resistances observed in churches; Provide a framework for navigating values in tension.

Blessed To Be A Blessing: A Biography Of Goh Ewe KhengBlessed To Be A Blessing: A Biography Of Goh Ewe Kheng by Yap, David L T; Joshua S G Teo

Described as a quintessential Christian businessman, Goh Ewe Kheng recognised that the Lord had led him into the business world. Business was the primary platform from which he served. At heart, he knew that he was in the King's business, to fulfil the Master's bidding. He sought to be a faithful steward of the resources placed in his hands - his time, talents and earthly treasures. Amazingly, the Lord opened doors for him to minister - in discipling, Bible distribution, equipping teachers of the Word, prisons, church planting, missions and evangelism and the promotion of inter-church partnerships for the gospel. Goh Ewe Kheng ran the race of faith with perseverance and with joy.