|Issue No. 43||
10 - 16 November 2008
Friends In A Broken World: Thoughts On Friendship From the Emmaus Road
The truth on the contrary,
Searching for friendship that is rooted in truth may be difficult but not impossible. Soo-Inn recounted numerous incidents in his life where he has learned to treasure true friendship (chapter 4). He believes that spiritual friendship can be cultivated and devotes the whole of chapter 5 on how it is best practiced. The emphasis is on face-to-face relationships which is biblical in contrast with the use of communication technology.
The information in the Appendix provides useful thinking on the art of practicing genuine friendship in the family, church cell groups and among friends (pp. 45-51). Soo-Inn and his wife, Bernice, have set up Graceworks in Singapore to “promote spiritual friendship in church and society.” Hence, help is at hand if readers wish to pursue further in the act of crafting friendship that is Christian and spiritual.
If “friendship between God and humankind is the ultimate goal of God’s grace and the spiritual journey,” (quoting Professor Paul Stevens, p.15), the book reiterates the hope and encouragement that believers do not have to walk that journey alone in the world of uncertainties!
Chapel Summary for 29 October ...
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The home stretch for the BGST Fund-Raising Dinner is drawing very near. Please join the Dinner
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Course by Dr Daniel Block on Interpreting Ezekiel (OT367, 1.5 credits)
When we have explored the world in which Ezekiel lived and the audience to which he spoke, the answers to all these questions become clearer.
Our recent public lecture,
“Power and Spiritual Abuse” by Rev Adrian van Leen is now available
here to view).
Our heartfelt congratulations to Rev Hwang Jae Myeong for his recent ordination as a pastor with the Korean Association of Independent Churches and Mission on 23 October 2008 in Seoul, Korea. Jae Myeong has recently joined our MTh in Biblical Studies programme after completing his MDiv from SBC. He is a graduate of Seoul National University (Korea), Bond University (Australia) and has served as Asia Regional Director for an Australian bank before accepting God's call into full-time ministry. He currently worships at the International Baptist Church where he regularly teaches Adult Bible classes. Jae Myeong has a firm intention to pursue PhD studies, after completing his MTh.
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