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Issue No. 47 29 Nov - 5 Dec 2010
Chapel Notes By Rev David Burke

Mr Lisman Komaladi, General Secretary (Designate) of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (“FES”), was our chapel speaker on Nov 24. Lisman is also one of our students, and he shared about the Gospel ministry of FES:

FES Singapore began in 1959. It seeks to be a faithful evangelical witness on campus and in society; making and building disciples of Jesus Christ who will be effective salt and light of the world. It is part of a worldwide fellowship of students, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (“IFES”), now active in more than 160 nations. FES Singapore oversees 21 fellowships spread out over 12 tertiary campuses in Singapore. Throughout its history, it has sought not only to fulfil the core ministries of Evangelism, Spiritual Formación, and Cross-cultural Mission, but to do so by being faithful to its distinctives (Evangelical, Evangelistic, Missions-minded, Student Initiative, Interdenominational, Church-oriented).

Moving beyond its first 50 years, the FES leadership has developed a vision to move the student ministry forward: “FES Vision 2020.” The priorities will be in three areas: Pioneering, Integration, and Engagement.

btwissue47 Image 1Pioneering – FES is looking to recapture the pioneering spirit of its beginning, so that the call “students reaching students” may inspire a fresh work to reach the increasing numbers of private educational institutions (more than 60% of the total tertiary student population are enrolled in these) and international students who have landed on Singapore shores.

Integration – FES is aiming for students who will be able to integrate all areas of their lives (work, studies, play, church) under the Lordship of Christ, so that they can see their whole lives as an integral mission of God to the world, addressing not only the traditional understanding of “mission” but also the issues of this generation, such as institutional poverty, the environment, racial reconciliation, and gender.

Engagement – FES seeks to encourage its students to connect to the world they are living in, address the global issues and engage their educational institutions. All this work is to be carried out in the spirit of continued partnership with local churches and other likeminded Christian organisations in Singapore.

Lisman ended his presentation with a Question-and-Answer session, which proved most fruitful and thought-provoking. The BGST family was particularly encouraged to hear of FES Vision 2020’s priorities in Integration and Engagement. You could say that these bear a close family resemblance to BGST’s own mission:

“BGST is a transdenominational theological institution which engages lay people in developing an integrated Christian worldview and the requisite stills that will equip them for effective service for God.”

Since FES and BGST share common “DNA,” (as well as ex-ministry staff!) we look forward to helping FES fulfil its Vision 2020! There is certainly much scope for further conversation and collaboration between FES and BGST.

Chapel On 08 December 2010.
Dr Edwin Tay will be the chapel speaker. Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are most welcome to join us.

Faculty News  

Mr Quek Tze-Ming will be speaking (together with her wife, Sharon) on "How does the Bible come to us?" at the Emmanuel BP Church Youth Fellowship Camp on 7 Dec (9.30-11.00 am) & 8 Dec (1.30-3.00 pm).

Dr Edwin Tay will be lecturing on the topic, “The Heart of the Atonement” at Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church on 5 Dec 2010 (Sun), from 10.45am to 11.45am.

News Bits
Closure for Public Holiday
BGST will be closed on 17 Nov 2010 as it is Hari Raya Haji. Business will resume on 18 Nov 2010.
Announcements

Sales

Christmas at BGST
Come and join us on 22nd Dec at 12noon for a special chapel to be led by
Mr Quek Tze-Ming and a time of fellowship over potluck lunch.

If you are joining us, do call May Fern at 62276815 ext 223 or email kohmf@bgst.edu.sg so that she can coordinate the dish items contributed.

BGST LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
The server hosting this software will be upgraded on Wed, 1 Dec 2010 between 1-2pm when the library is closed. The OPAC will not be accessible during this time. The new url for the Online Catalogue will be at http://bgst.vlibonline.com. Please update this link in your favorite menu section when the link is working.

CHANGE OF BUILDING NAME
Kindly note that Union Industrial Building is now known as Clarus Centre. As Singpost will be using the address of 37 Jalan Pemimpin and the postal code as reference. So, all mail will still reach us regardless of the building name indicated on the mail.

Courses Commencing in Term 3 & 4, 2010-2011

Applied Theology
The Christian Mind (AT361, 1.5cr);(Group Tutorial) by Dr David Wong / Tutor: Dr Lai Pak Wah
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1; (Tue 7.30-9.30pm)

Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street

Discerning God’s Will: Biblical Principles of Christian Decision-making (AT353, 1.5cr);
Feb 21, 28, Mar 14, 21, 28; (Mon 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Tan Soo-Inn
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13

Biblical Languages
*New Testament Greek II (BG112, 3cr);
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5; (Thu 7.30-9.15pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming
(PhD candidate, Uni of Cambridge)
Venue: Union Industrial Building

*Biblical Hebrew Exegesis II (BH212, 3cr);
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11; (Mon 7.30-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Biblical Studies
New Testament Foundations II (NT102, 3cr);
Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8;
(Fri 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Oh Boon Leong
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Old Testament Foundations II (OT102, 3cr);
Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 24, Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26;
(Thu 7.30-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13
 
Reading Revelation Ethically: the last word on Empire, Economics, Ecology (NT364, 3cr);
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3;
(Tue 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming (PhD candidate, Uni of Cambridge)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street

Interpreting Ezekiel (OT367, 1.5cr);(Group Tutorial) by Dr Daniel Block / Tutor: Mr Andrew Lee (PhD candidate, Uni of Gloucester)
Mar  4, 11, 18, 25; (Fri 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Spirituality for Christian Formation (ECF503, 3cr);
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 23;
(Wed 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Mr Chong Ser Choon
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street

*Research Methods & Ministry: Qualitative (ECF520, 3cr);
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15;
(Tue 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Chen Ai Yen
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Educational Planning & Management (ECF510, 3cr);
Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19;
(Thu 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13

Counselling & Applied Theology
*The Counsellor’s Skills: Developing Micro-Skills in Counselling (CO213, 3cr); 
Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13; (Wed  7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street

Contemporary Issues Facing Counsellors Today
(CO241, 1.5cr);
Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; (Mon 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Danny Goh
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13

Counselling & Community (CO240, 1.5cr);
Jun 11(Sat 10am-12pm, 12.45pm-3pm),
Jun 21, 22, 23; (7.20pm-10.10pm)
Lecturer: Dr Rod Wilson;
Venue: Union Industrial Building

HISTORICAL STUDIES
Introduction to Church History II: Six-Continent Christianities (CH102, 3cr);
Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24;
(Tue 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Lai Pak Wah
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Marketplace ministries
Liberating the Laity: Empowering the Whole People of God for Service in the Church & World (MM251, 3cr); (Group Tutorial) by Prof Paul Stevens / Tutor: Dr Ng Peh Cheng;
Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 3; (Thu 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13
 
Globalization & Postmodernity: A Christian Response (MM258, 3cr); 
Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  (Wed 7.15-10.15pm)
Lecturer: Mr Ben Pwee
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Theology of Work (MM261, 3cr)
May 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, June 2; 7.15-10.15pm, 
June 4 (Sat 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm)
Lecturers: Prof Paul Stevens & Mr Clive Lim (DMin.candidate, Gordon-Conwell Theo. Sem.)
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Mission & Evangelism
Christianity Comes to Asia (ME325, 1.5cr); (Group Tutorial) by Dr Bobby Sng / Tutor: Dr Lai Pak Wah
Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1; (Tue 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street

Introduction to Evangelism & World Mission
(ME101, 3cr); Mar 5 &12 (Sat 10am - 1pm, 2 - 5pm), 
Mar  4, 7, 10, 11; 7.15-10.15pm
Lecturer: Dr Tan Kang San
Venue: Union Industrial Building

Theological Studies
The Christian Faith (TS101, 3cr);
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 14, 21; (Mon 7.15-9.45pm)
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13

Teaching the Westminster Confession of Faith
(TS216, 3cr);(Group Tutorial) by Dr Douglas Milne / Tutor: Dr Edwin Tay;
Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20; (Fri 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street

The Christian Spirit (TS251, 3cr); (Group Tutorial) by Prof James Houston / Tutor: Mr John Chong Ser Choon
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24, 31; (Tue 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Stree

For more information on courses for 2011 visit our website: http://bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events
37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Block B, Union Industrial Building S(577177).
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